Labour day weekend 30+ tracks High Country Marathon. MEDIUM

Southern area of the High Country, VIC

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Here we go again ladies and gentleman boys and girls, sharpen your chainsaws and get ready 30+ tracks in 3 days.
 We will be heading out over the Thomson dam to Friday nights camp on Fultons creek track .
 Saturday we travel through Macalister River Gorge then on to Hickey track,Mt. Margaret track,Avon Rd, Ben Cruachan track Huggetts road and Kentucky road, we can air up here as we will be traveling on made roads to Dargo via Stratford, we should all top our tanks up here . We will camp on the Upper Dargo road. 
Sunday some of the tracks we cover will be Murdering Spur,Messmate Spur, Matherson Spur, Dargo High Plains road, Grant road, Mc. Millan road, Bulltown Spur track Crooked River track with camping along Crooked River or at Talbotville Sunday night.
Monday we will head down Crooked River road cross Kingswell bridge then onto Billy Goats track then we will head out probably via Marathon road to Briagolong for lunch at the pub if time permits.
 
If we are running out of time along the way we can cut tracks out .
 
If it's dry this should be easy, if wet it will be fun, we will all get through no matter what the tracks throw at us.
 
All 4wd's must have recovery points front and rear and some extra clearance will be handy along with good quality all terrains.
 
I hope to be able to camp cook but unsure of fire restrictions.
Just so we are clear the meet up time is 6.30pm on Friday at the Erica pub.
 
Ok guys this map shows where we will camping on Fri night, it will be either of the two camp sites under the word Fultons I would say they are only about 200 meters apart.

Requirement

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

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 21:21)
    BIG PIG (2014 WK2 diesel)
    • 32" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Peter (GQ351C)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 3 ChildrenChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 21:42)
    GQ351C (1990 GQ Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch



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

    GOING
    Myself only
    Vdj79 landcruiser (2013 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Terry De Vries (mrmods) I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 11:02)
    105 series 4.2 1HD-T (1998 landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 15:11)
    GQ Patrol (1997 patrol)
    • 35" Tyres
    • Winch

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

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 09:52)
    Wrusty (2014 Wrangler Unlimited Overland)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Ron (BachoCrusier) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 21:48)
    LC 105R, (1999 Land Cruiser 105R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Gary (poppyg)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (05-Mar-2015 11:24)
    4.5V8 diesel Landcruiser (2015 VDJ79R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • John (Bulldog) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    BULLDOG (2011 JK unlimited)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Glynn Deane (GlynnDeane)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    r50 pathfinder (2003 pathfinder)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Graeme (100Cruiser)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    105 series (2003 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jase (Jase69er) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    FZJ-80 Series (1FZ-FE) (1996 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Gavin (VADER) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    THE DUCK (2010 Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Zak (Uzooz) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Discovery 4 (2010 Discovery)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Joe (Joe_JKU) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep Wrangler JKU (2009 Wrangler)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • 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

  • David (Golddigger) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Landcruiser, hilux & Landcruiser (1990 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres


  • Robert (Robbo) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep Wrangler JK (2014 Wrangler)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Danny (Bogg3d) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    79 Single Cab (2015 LandCruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Josh (Jrgordon) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    79 series (2014 79 series landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Trevor (GUVI)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GU 3.0l CRD (2008 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • 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

Kelvin (TREXGQ)
"If we are running out of time along the way we can cut tracks out .".............Um.............
15 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
What I mean is we can find a quicker way to get to out camping destination by taking a more direct route.
15 Jan 2015
Christian (impulse80)
Looking forward to it ;)
15 Jan 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
I've never been out dargo way, I can't wait :-D
15 Jan 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
Peter there is no LPG available out there so check the distances very carefully as that is a lot of km if all tracks are covered
17 Jan 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Thanks for the warning Matt, I might have to bring a few extra gas tanks and see how I go
17 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Matt are you sure there is no gas at Stratford.
17 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Pete I have just phoned BP in Stratford and they do sell gas,you won't need the extra tanks.
17 Jan 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Al, are you just saying that so you can get a pic of your jeep towing me out? ha ha
But seriously, thanks for ringing BP in Stratford to find out, I appreciate it.
19 Jan 2015
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry guys, it's been a system glitch.
19 Jan 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
New information and a map in (about this trip).
19 Jan 2015
James (tuffeb)
Pete I've got a bunch of lpg tanks you can borrow if ya need mate
Looks like a cracker trip have fun
I'd be there in a heart beat but I'm pit crew for my mates winch call truck in noojee that weekend
09 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Thanks James, I should make that distance. I am bringing an extra 30 ltrs just in case though :)
10 Feb 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
Hi Peter, How do you carry extra 30 l of LPG and then get it into your cars tank?? Bit confused, I thought you could only get half a tank to bleed into another tank because of pressure.... Please explain...
10 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Matt, ive sent you a pm
10 Feb 2015
Christian (impulse80)
Really looking forward to this!
20 Feb 2015
Mark (Tennismark)
Is there any room on this trip? I am super keen to jump along..... Please trip leader, let me come!!! I will supply you with liquid refreshments!!!!
20 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Mark I would love to have everyone along ,but I can't as it would take an extra day to cover all the tracks and it is unfair for oncoming traffic plus the fact there are 17 people in front of you.
20 Feb 2015
Mark (Tennismark)
Totally understand Allan,but if any of the group can't make it or their cars are stolen and unable to attend. I'd be super keen to take their place. Oh, not wishing anyone that bad a luck either.....just keen to get to the High a Country again!
20 Feb 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
Mark there is the trip to Merringtons that still has room if your keen to get away that weekend, if I don't go away for the weekend I will post up a day trip so keep your eye on the trip page, but it will be a last minute trip
21 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Righteo it's time to ramp up the final planning for my trip, to everyone who is joining me could you please let me know if you will make it to the Erica pub by 6.30pm on the Friday for dinner,I need to know numbers by this weekend so I can book a table,also for those who will have passengers could you let me know there names.
On Saturday and Sunday I will make sure we make camp with plenty of time to build a fire to cook on , in order to do this we will need to break camp early in the mornings, I am starting to get excited.
23 Feb 2015
Luke (bushstig)
Hi Al, I'll be at the pub at 6:30 & it will be just me.
23 Feb 2015
Antony (Peloza79) Premium Member
I will also be at the pub at 630, there is also a good chance that I won't have a winch for the weekend, I feal more than confidant without one just thought I would give a heads up
23 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Hi Al, I will be at the pub by 6:30 but it will be only me,
Mim and the kids aren't coming on this one now.
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Oh no Pete I have already bought the fun pack of Fredo's
25 Feb 2015
John (Bulldog) Premium Member
Petes wife isn't going so she can get a good nights sleep.
You know why Pete. Your snoring is so loud. hahaha
25 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
That's ok Al, I'll make sure they don't go to waste :-D
Lol John, I was me
25 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
*it wasn't me
25 Feb 2015
John (Bulldog) Premium Member
wish l was coming. l wouldnt let you sleep all night. attention everyone attending pls sleep 50 to 60 meters from Pete's swag.
25 Feb 2015
Peter (GQ351C)
Hahaha
25 Feb 2015
John (Bulldog) Premium Member
your a cracker
25 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Christian what is your brothers name,I like to know everyones name also are you going to make to the pub by 6.30, I need to get numbers so I can book, thanks mate.
26 Feb 2015
Mien and Jack (DutchDuo)
Hi Allan, we will join you at the pub at 6.30, just the two of us!
26 Feb 2015
Terry De Vries (mrmods)
We will be there too
26 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
I know it's late notice but I have open up 2 more spots for this trip,you lot will have to fight it out for yourselves.
27 Feb 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Good work Jase and welcome aboard,one spot to go now.
27 Feb 2015
David (Paul Patrol)
Can I take that last spot please Al, assuming it's still available?
27 Feb 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Score! I had to cancel a trip this weekend, so I'm chuffed. :)
28 Feb 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
If anyone is unable to attend this trip please make sure you cancel your attendance as soon as your sure you can't go as there are plenty that want to go but can't, I am 1 in that boat and was away when the 2 extra spots were opened up so dipped out again
02 Mar 2015
Stuart (kosciu)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Family health issues
03 Mar 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Only one sleep to go , I'm excited I hope all you are, the weather looks good.
Please everyone check in to confirm your attendance..
I have booked a table for 12 for 6.30pm ,see you all at Erica pub.
05 Mar 2015
Jason (FauxBogan) Premium Member
Can't wait!
05 Mar 2015
Trip Leader Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Just to avoid any confusion the meet up time is 6.30pm Friday at the Erica pub or if you can't make that time after 8.30pm Friday at the camp ground and if you can't make that time before 8.00am Saturday at the campground.
05 Mar 2015
Ron (BachoCrusier)
Hi Allan, have just checked in Bachocruiser. Ron & Veronica will meet you at the pub for tea tomorrow night.
Very excited..
05 Mar 2015
Christian (impulse80)
Can not wait!! Currently sorting out our meals and its getting creative ;) Looking forward to the trip! See u in erica at 6:30!!
05 Mar 2015
Gary (poppyg)
See you all at the pub at 6.30 🍻
05 Mar 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
Have a great weekend guys, safe travels and no opps on the tracks
06 Mar 2015
Matthew (discomatt)
That's meant to be oops not opps but no opps either
06 Mar 2015
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TRIP COMPLETED

10 GOING, 16 Interested
14 adults , 3 children (17 in total)
Trip Date
06-Mar-2015 (Fri) to 09-Mar-2015 (Mon)

Meeting Point
Friday Erica pub 6.30pm for dinner or Saturday Fultons creek camp ground
6:30 PM (Fri, 06-Mar-2015)

TRIP FULL