Strickland spur track, Healesville/Marysville area MEDIUM

Strickland spur track and Narbethong forest, VIC

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Hi All,

I know it's months away, so I'm just looking for EOI's for the trip as circumstances may change from now to then. I recently did Strickland spur track in the dry and would like to do it again hopefully with wetter condition for a bit more of a challenge. So I'm looking at doing the tracks around the spur and then a play in the Narbie forest some time after lunch and also if you have some knowledge of the area or have travelled the tracks that would be great as everyone can have a go leading the group. I don't think it will be a medium/Hard trip level but it might be good if your rig was well setup.

 

Cheers,

David

Requirement

  • Recovery Gear
  • David (Davevk) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (11-Apr-2015 14:07)
    JK Wrangler Diesel (2013 Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Jason (FauxBogan) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 37 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Wrusty (2014 Wrangler Unlimited Overland)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Paul (furkew)

    GOING
    Myself only
    JK Wrangler (2010 JK Sport)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tony (le Dakar) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (11-Apr-2015 13:45)
    GU Patrol 4.8 (2004 GU Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Gary (poppyg)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (11-Apr-2015 14:16)
    4.5V8 diesel Landcruiser (2015 VDJ79R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Luke (bushstig) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (11-Apr-2015 15:06)
    GQ Patrol (1997 patrol)
    • 35" Tyres
    • Winch

  • Matt (mattski)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 Children
    80 series (1993 Land Cruiser)
    • 36" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Wayne (dragic) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Nissan GU 4.5 petrol (AUTO) (1999 GU PATROL (Y61))
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Chris (BDR)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.8 GU Patrol (2002 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Antony (Peloza79) Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 53 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Vdj79 landcruiser (2013 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Matthew (discomatt) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    V8 discovery with a couple of modds (1996 Discovery)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • James (tuffeb) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Gq patrol extra cab comp truck (1990 Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Kieran (nissan_nav)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.3 unleaded D22, V6 (2003 d22 ST-R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

  • Mark (Tennismark) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    The Burger 4.5 (1999 Landcruiser 100 series)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Allan (Big Pig) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    BIG PIG (2014 WK2 diesel)
    • 32" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Eddie (Tonka) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 9 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep (2005 TJ)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Andrew Wale (awale)
If this was on a Saturday. I would be there.
To many commitments on Sunday
13 Jan 2015
Rupert (damige)
Ill go love narby area
13 Jan 2015
Paul (furkew)
[Private Message Sent] - If you are GOING, please check your inbox.
13 Jan 2015
Trip Leader David (Davevk)
Sunday's are my rest days Andrew.hehe. Awesome Rubert.
13 Jan 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
lots of people keen for this trip might be worth discussing breaking into 2 groups with half hour between and catching up for lunch or 1 group 1 way the 2nd group do the same trip but reversed and meet for lunch
14 Jan 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I think eight capable drivers and trucks is a good limit. A half hour break only means you don't get to meet half the people or you just bunch up after 10mins on the trail anyway.
14 Jan 2015
Trip Leader David (Davevk)
That's what I was thinking Matt.
14 Jan 2015
Robert (Rigger64)
Like we were all saying it would be great to do this track in the wet but looks like i will have to wait till the next one..
16 Jan 2015
Shane (SICKGU)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
30 Jan 2015
James (tuffeb)
Very keen on this trip If we get more interest split into two separate groups?
03 Feb 2015
Gary (poppyg)
I agree with Mat there is enough people for two groups
02 Mar 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
You know two groups becomes one massive group two hours in when everybody bunches up, unless you leave several hours apart. Maybe you have a slow group and a hoon group? You know which one I'll be in. You also need two leaders. Has anyone here ever successfully run two groups at once? I'm consistently an advocate for smaller groups, unless someone can convince me the trip will be better with a huge crowd that moves really slowly or some other factors I'm not considering (other than being inclusive, which is obvious).
This should probably also be a discussion topic as every trip leader is being harassed to increase their group size despite they're initial decision to keep it civilized/manageable.
Let the tirade begin.
02 Mar 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Have just read above comments and I can give my perspective of running 2 groups, as did it a couple of times when I was with the Pajero Club. Is very hard to make work, unless you have two completely different routes. Worked ok as one route was hard, the other easy so we didnt cross paths with the plan to meet at a designated place/time for lunch. This is where it got difficult as something generally happens that can cause one group to be held up, whether it be a breakdown or time spent recovering etc etc. To run 2 groups covering the same tracks, whilst fine in theory, doesnt work in my opinion.In regard to Jasons comment; This should probably also be a discussion topic as every trip leader is being harassed to increase their group size despite there initial decision to keep it civilized/manageable is something to seriously consider.

Whilst it might be great to have 12-15 vehicles on a trip, it just makes it a long hard day for everyone, not to mention how much pressure can be on the trip leader.Rightly or wrongly, I believe you can get away with a maximum of 10 vehicles on a EASY trip, by easy I mean a very basic trip without any real challenges. Anything with some challenging tracks, such as in Toolangi/Walhalla etc,a maximum of 6 vehicles is the number I tend to find works best.Guess it comes down to what the trip leader is comfortable with, but might be worth having a discussion and getting various opinions.
12 Mar 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
After initial thoughts of 2 groups on this trip because of so many people keen to go and then recently running my first trip I must say I agree with Allan, no more than 6 or 7 on a hard trip, we had 9 on my recent trip and although it worked out ok on the day that was only because no winching was needed, JUST, it could have easily turned into a really long day. As far as 2 groups I see Allans and Jasons point and it more than likely wouldn't work.

I think I will check the diary over the next few days and post up another trip to the same location, once I have sorted a couple of dates I will post it up to see what suits the majority
12 Mar 2015
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Dont go breaking the Disco Matt as it is only a couple of weeks before we do the Border Track. Also remember they are doing some fire burns up there over the next couple of weeks & quite a few tracks will probably be closed.
12 Mar 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
it certainly wont be before Border trk. No trips before then to many things to do and no time to fix any oops, still trying to find time to get the front diff done before then but doubt there will be time, also needs a gas tune before we go. running ok but consumption is up by 10%
12 Mar 2015
Trip Leader David (Davevk)
Hi All,
Just reminder the trip is only a week and half away, if anyone knows wether that can't make it, now is a good time to revise your plans as there is a bit of interest in the trip.

And also just to clarify my position on two groups, I'm of the option that I am only leading one group and I'm sure we will meet up with other 4x4's on the track anyway.
I'll post an update of weather etc a couple of days before the trip and if haven't already try and read the trip guide that was posted by 4wd trip it has a wealth of info.
Cheers David
31 Mar 2015
Robert (Rigger64)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Not able to go
01 Apr 2015
Tony (le Dakar)
Hi All. Was lucky enough to jump as soon as someone pulled out. I hope it will be as challenging at Jasons Toolangi tri[ was in February. Regarding the two group idea- I agree it is very difficult and rarely works. Also difficult when running larger groups as everything slows down to a grinding (boring) halt. The only time in the past I have seen two groups work well is when a set route had been determined and one group starts one end, and the other starts at the other end, and they meet in the middle (somewhere undetermined) for lunch, and then continue in opposite directions (this also makes for good war-stories over lunch). This is only good for pre-determined routes (and trips such as desert runs) and does not work for general explore-days. Anyway- Just food for thought. See you all on the 12th.
01 Apr 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Unfortunately unable to attend this trip
02 Apr 2015
Clive (clive22)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Family Reasons.
Hopefully someone can make use of my spot
09 Apr 2015
Gary (poppyg)
Good to see your in Luke see you all Sunday.
10 Apr 2015
Luke (bushstig)
Thanks Gary, been hoping to get a spot on this trip.I pleaded my case with the minister of finance and planning and received approval. Had to sacrifice the noojee trip for this though. See ya there!
10 Apr 2015
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Work calling
Sorry guys have a great trip
10 Apr 2015
Rupert (damige)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys can't make it due to work.
11 Apr 2015
Gary (poppyg)
Has anyone got photos of the trip thay can put up. Cheers
13 Apr 2015
Matt (mattski)
Gary (poppyg) wrote: Has anyone got photos of the trip thay can put up. Cheers
I put a few of mine of some jeep bogged:-)
13 Apr 2015
Paul (furkew)
At least I gave it a go. nobody else did :)

I do have a pic of a land cruiser struggling to get up joes spur track that I cruised up :)
13 Apr 2015
Paul (furkew)
http://www.4wdtrip.com.au/offroad/trip/photos.aspx?tripid=121
13 Apr 2015
Paul (furkew)
was a fun day out and a big thanks Dave for organizing it.

had plenty of laughs with a fun group with tracks ranging from easy/medium to a pretty challenging last track once we hit Joe's spur track.

who's up for it again after a bit of rain?

winch, diff locks & recovery gear essential :)
13 Apr 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
I had a good time too. Some good tracks but no too much. Nice to end with a tough track, a beer and chat. I can't wait to see the vids. See you all soon!
13 Apr 2015
Luke (bushstig)
Is there video? Thanks David for the trip, had a great day.
13 Apr 2015
Trip Leader David (Davevk)
Ive got a couple of vids, will download soon.
13 Apr 2015
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TRIP COMPLETED

7 GOING, 9 Interested
8 adults , 1 children (9 in total)
Trip Date
Sun, 12-Apr-2015

Meeting Point
Healesville, Beechworth bakery( for a coffee)
8:30 AM (Sun, 12-Apr-2015)