Easy Big River to Mount Matlock EASY / MEDIUM

Big River, mount Matlock, VIC

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Easy day trip from Big River to Mount Matlock. The trip is fairly easy but might have some sections that may be a little rutty and slippery, but nothing to worry about. I have done this trip several times and the first time was when my car was completely stock. Bring lunch and snacks, warm clothes as there might be snow.  Not planning a massive day, hoping to be back in Warburton by 3pm. If you are looking to bash your car around, this is not the trip for you.  However If you are new to 4WDing and looking to go for a beautiful drive out in the bush, maybe see some snow (if we are lucky) and meet some new people, jump on.

Please if you join the trip and can not attend, please withdraw as soon as possible to give other members the opportunity to join.  

Requirement

  • Recovery Gear
  • Eli (Triton Noob) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 24 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 2 AdultsChecked-In (01-Jul-2017 06:35)
    2.5 diesel (2011 Triton)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Kris (AusTac) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (01-Jul-2017 07:55)
    Jk Wrangler (2012 Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Nicolas (Njaramillo)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (30-Jun-2017 09:26)
    Pajero (2003 Pajero)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted

  • Naomi (AbleBakerCharlie) I am first-aid qualified

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (30-Jun-2017 09:51)
    Dusty 120 Series (2006 Prado)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tony (TonysRd28)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (30-Jun-2017 09:05)
    Rd28 (1989 GU)
    • 37" Tyres, 5" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Rob (Bert-O)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Jun-2017 20:30)
    GU Patrol (2003 Wagon)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Chris (Milney) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    150 Prado (2015 Prado)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


Kristine (Ourlux)
Morning Eli, is it as easy as the Marysville trip?
Kris
29 Jun 2017
Nicolas (Njaramillo)
Hi,

I'm in a pretty stock pajero. I have ats and recovery gear. Would that be enough and could I Join?
29 Jun 2017
Luke (Hiluxlou)
I was up there last Sunday , tracks have been graded so easy going .
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Kristine (Ourlux) wrote: Morning Eli, is it as easy as the Marysville trip?
Kris
Similar, but a longer trip up and down ridges etc. Your Hilux should be fine. No need for winch
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Nicolas (Njaramillo) wrote: Hi,

I'm in a pretty stock pajero. I have ats and recovery gear. Would that be enough and could I Join?
you should be fine, just need good tyres for traction.
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Hi everyone, I notice that the majority of people in this trip are new to the site, can I request if for any reason you can not come please withdraw from the trip as soon as possible to give someone else the opportunity to come. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday morning
29 Jun 2017
Michael (mookins)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
29 Jun 2017
Kristine (Ourlux)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: requested, too many
29 Jun 2017
Greg (94_200TDi)
Make it Sunday so I can join!!!!
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Greg (94_200TDi) wrote: Make it Sunday so I can join!!!!
Going to the footy.
29 Jun 2017
Rod (The tuff)
Hi Greg, hi Eli. Eli did you watch the video from last weekend trip?
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Rod (The tuff) wrote: Hi Greg, hi Eli. Eli did you watch the video from last weekend trip?
where did you upload it too? I couldn't find it.
29 Jun 2017
David (Paul Patrol)
Hi Eli,

I have over 15 years 4wding experience but my latest baby is a stock as a rock 120 Prado with highway A/T's. I'm pretty confident that given the tracks have been graded and that it will be dry, that the Prado will have no issues.
I am about to join your trip however, if you don't think that my little bus is up to the task, please let me know & I"ll happily withdraw from your trip.
29 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
David (Paul Patrol) wrote: Hi Eli,

I have over 15 years 4wding experience but my latest baby is a stock as a rock 120 Prado with highway A/T's. I'm pretty confident that given the tracks have been graded and that it will be dry, that the Prado will have no issues.
I am about to join your trip however, if you don't think that my little bus is up to the task, please let me know & I"ll happily withdraw from your trip.
You should be fine. welcome and look forward to meeting you.
29 Jun 2017
David (Paul Patrol)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Really sorry, was looking forward to getting out again. Family emergency.
30 Jun 2017
Allan (allanmac) Premium Member
Have a great trip you guys, snow doesnt look likely but expect all the tracks to be slushy.

Noticed some of the participants havent 'checked in'; please do so that Eli knows 100% that you are going on his trip.
30 Jun 2017
Trip Leader Eli (Triton Noob)
Hi all, I put up a trip report for the other day under the forum section with a couple of photos. I hope everyone had a nice day and hopefully see you all again.
04 Jul 2017
Christine (gone bush)
Hi Eli, You are an amazing leader and a great teacher. I learned heaps and had a great day. Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with me.
Cheers

Chrisitne
04 Jul 2017
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TRIP COMPLETED

7 GOING, 2 Interested
12 adults
Trip Date
Sat, 01-Jul-2017

Meeting Point
Car park across from Servo in Warburton
8:30 AM (Sat, 01-Jul-2017)

TRIP FULL