Night run/Over nighter Ellis Track & Surrounds HARD

Ellis Track & Surrounds, VIC

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Looking at having a quick counter with everyone first (please advise of a place around here if any if you have suggestions) prior to heading out as a good way to meet everyone.


After that we will be heading to Ellis track to tackle the beast by night.  After this we will find a nice spot to camp (open to suggestions if anyone's camped up there before).


Then get up in the morning and head south of powelltown to tackle Gentle Annie, Robertsons and bullock link tracks.


 


Please be advised this trip is for Experienced Drivers & Capable Drivers. 


Panel Damage is a high probability.


Must be self sufficient (food snacks water etc) and have own recovery gear and a working winch, decent lift.


 Mud Terrain tyres and a locker is highly recommended.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • George (Georgie_Kyro) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (24-Feb-2017 15:16)
    Pretty Penny (1999 GU Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Ken (kenm)

    GOING
    Myself only
    patrol 4.2 GU (2001 patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 6" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Tony (TonysRd28)

    GOING
    Driver + 2 Adults
    Rd28 (1989 GU)
    • 37" Tyres, 5" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Lee (B4RDUPGQ)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Lwb gq tourer. & style side build (1992 Gq)
    • Winch

Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Don't know where the "About" section went nor why it is marked as medium... this is a hard trip.

Any one know how to rectify?
13 Feb 2017
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
I've fixed it for you mate, it may be problem when editing it on your phone. Best to post your trip using a PC/Laptop.
13 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Thanks Kelvin
13 Feb 2017
Brett (Vulgarwolf)
I'm excited...and a little moist
13 Feb 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Unfortunately I have a 4wdtrip meeting on the Saturday But I might be able to sneak up for the Friday, I will see how I go.
13 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Brett (Vulgarwolf) wrote: I'm excited...and a little moist
It should be a great night/day out,
Have you lifted her any higher? It will need the clearance in some sections,

Ps bring spare cvs ;)
14 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Allan (Big Pig) wrote: Unfortunately I have a 4wdtrip meeting on the Saturday But I might be able to sneak up for the Friday, I will see how I go.
No problem mate
I always look forward to seeing you!
Maybe we can hug it out like you and Johnny Fritz ?
14 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Hey guys I have posted some photos in the photo section of this trip of my last 2 visits out here in January this year
14 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Yarra Valley Games (JC_cruiser) wrote: Ellis is going to be grouse at night time I'm keen as mustard to see how much fun you guys have . I was up there on Monday with a couple of other guys after work .
Yes it should be pretty awesome.
I have done it 4 times this year already (3 times in 1 week) and absolutely love it.

I have purposely scheduled it in for the night as i enjoy night runs and should make for a nice trip.

Hope to see you on the next one
18 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Yarra Valley Games (JC_cruiser) wrote:
George (Georgie_Kyro) wrote:
Yarra Valley Games (JC_cruiser) wrote: Ellis is going to be grouse at night time I'm keen as mustard to see how much fun you guys have . I was up there on Monday with a couple of other guys after work .
Yes it should be pretty awesome.
I have done it 4 times this year already (3 times in 1 week) and absolutely love it.

I have purposely scheduled it in for the night as i enjoy night runs and should make for a nice trip.

Hope to see you on the next one
I'm not that experienced to do something like that yet but one day I will , we always go up from the Tarango rd end and we turn around at the top of the ist steep bit where the rocks start , its maybe the first chicken track , I am very nervous now days after I went on a trip to Licola once and sort of ended up doing a much rougher than expected trip when it was only the second time I had ever been 4wding and did alot of damage to my car , but one day I will be keen i'm slowly getting into harder stuff .
Ah yeah fair enough, your car has front and rear lockers and 35s so just to let you know it may be more capable than some of the cars already going on this trip but the most important part is ensuring you're confident in yourself and your vehicle. That will all come in time mate.

Catch you on the next one!
19 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
UPDATE: I HAVE BOOKED A TABLE FOR 10 AT THE CUNNINGHAM HOTEL @ 6.30 (ADDRESS ABOVE OR BELOW)
THIS WAY WE CAN HAVE OUR QUICK COUNTER MEAL AND HEAD ON OFF TO ELLIS TRACK FROM THERE.

Here is a link from urban spoon in regards to there meals.

Looks like a great place to grab some grub before we head off

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g552278-d10246169-Reviews-Cunninghams_Hotel-Yarra_Junction_Yarra_Valley_Victoria.html
21 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Hi All
Please ensure you read the itenary details correctly as I've had people get the days wrong when messaging me.

MEET UP FRIDAY @ 6:30PM @CUNNINGHAM HOTEL IN YARRA JUNCTION

After counter meal, we are doing a NIGHT RUN through Ellis then camping for the night , then next morning we are doing gentle annie and surrounds.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INFO PROPERLY SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES.

Cant wait to see you all there!
23 Feb 2017
Ken (kenm)
I'm working across town. So will try my best to get there by 1830. If traffic turns bad I'm stuffed. George I'm on 0408 593 587. If I can get your number I'll txt you if I'm struggling. Ken.
23 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Ken (kenm) wrote: I'm working across town. So will try my best to get there by 1830. If traffic turns bad I'm stuffed. George I'm on 0408 593 587. If I can get your number I'll txt you if I'm struggling. Ken.
Hi Ken
No problem,
We will be having a counter meal before take off so even if you're a little late it doesn't matter.
Won't be leaving the hotel for at least an hour.

My number is 0421 496 800
23 Feb 2017
Brett (Vulgarwolf)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: I feel so bad...nobody wants to be that guy that pulls out at the last minute.

had car up on hoist today and found one of the lockers is leaking air.

I don't wanna be the guy with the unprepared car relying on everybody else for assistance by taking a car with a mechanical issue.

as i said many apologies and I hope somebody can fill the spot who wanted to go
23 Feb 2017
Steve (Stock Patrol)
George (Georgie_Kyro) wrote: Hi All
Please ensure you read the itenary details correctly as I've had people get the days wrong when messaging me.

MEET UP FRIDAY @ 6:30PM @CUNNINGHAM HOTEL IN YARRA JUNCTION

After counter meal, we are doing a NIGHT RUN through Ellis then camping for the night , then next morning we are doing gentle annie and surrounds.

*PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INFO PROPERLY SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY ISSUES.

Cant wait to see you all there!
Georgie.. As you know, my car is not back. I am not a happy camper.
I will be on the next run.

Talk soon, mate.
23 Feb 2017
Steve (Stock Patrol)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Injector pump is not in yet ;(
23 Feb 2017
Ken (kenm)
Been looking at the video. Looks like neither of my lockers got enough air. So I ran the whole trip on open diffs. Lucky to only winch once. Getting all my issues fixed before I come out gain. Que Sera...
26 Feb 2017
Trip Leader George (Georgie_Kyro)
Ken (kenm) wrote: Been looking at the video. Looks like neither of my lockers got enough air. So I ran the whole trip on open diffs. Lucky to only winch once. Getting all my issues fixed before I come out gain. Que Sera...
yeah I noticed at 1 particular section that myself and tony mentioned one wheel would stop rotating…. then start again, your compressor also runs constantly which gave me an indication that there was a severe leak.

Get it checked out and we will go again pal.

Ps check the trip report in the forum part ;)
26 Feb 2017
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TRIP COMPLETED

3 GOING, 2 Interested
5 adults
Trip Date
24-Feb-2017 (Fri) to 25-Feb-2017 (Sat)

Meeting Point
CUNNINGHAM HOTEL- 2424 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction VIC 3797
6:30 PM (Fri, 24-Feb-2017)