(Another) Lerderderg and Wombat Run EASY / MEDIUM

Wombat State Forest, VIC

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This will be a similar trip to my last trip that was done Sunday 22nd April so my missus can attend. Will take a few different tracks but most will be the same.. depending on the weather and the cars that turn up I might take more or less challanging tracks. Some tracks will be good challange for some but nothing will be too hard unless wet.

 

All big bogs will have relatively easy chicken tracks.

Planning another trip up Wombat / Lerderderg, if we go all the way we should finish up near Daylesford. Will mostly be some easy tracks, especially if tracks are dry and not wet. If wet they should be a bit of fun and some tracks might be medium. I will be trying out my new Patrol, so won't be tackling anything crazy.

I will be following some tracks from previous trips and towards the end if time permits we might visit a Hut, don't want to finish trip late and into the dark. Aiming to finish around 4.30PM
 
Please note that pin stripes and vehicle damage may occur please be prepared as Wombat is unpredictable.
 
If tracks are wet, there will be mud for sure. If mud is not really your thing, this might not be your kind of trip. I won't be tackling waist deep bog holes - but mud will be thrown around for sure.
 
Be prepared and read description properly so you won't be disappointed. This trip will be mostly easy if dry - should be fairly ok with good tyres and dry tracks. All goes to plan we will cross the whole wombat / lerderderg east to west through tracks, and if time permits we will hit a few kms of bitument to make it up to Daylesford where we will hit a few dirt roads to find La Fanchi Hut.. this is only if time permits.
 
Recommended Setup

 

  • 32 inch muddies or aggressive A/T (No HT)
  • 2 inch lift
  • WORKING WINCH is a must just in case.
  • Front and Rear recovery points
  • Extensive Recovery Kit in good condition (Snatch strap, extension strap, snatch block, dampener, shackles etc)
 
Meeting Point
 
10.30AM - Will be a bit of a late start (so please be on time) as Saturday night will be a late night for me.. so will need the extra ZZZ and everyone loves a bit of a sleep in on a Sunday (well I do)
 
 

 
As always everyone comes at their own risk. You are responsible for your vehicle, yourself and your passengers. I will not push anyone to do anything they are not comfortable with and a winch can come in handy (hence required) if something goes wrong. It is for your own safety. If you require any assistance on the tracks or a spot - just ask.
 
Trip will be cancelled if it's raining too much or weather turns to shit.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear

  • Rick (Spooner) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (28-Apr-2018 12:31)
    Mazda BT50 Extra Cab Ute (2013 BT50)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • 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

  • Aruna (LC1fzfe)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4.5 Petrol 80 Series (1993 Landcruiser)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

Rick (Spooner)
What happened to your Navara Thurstain ??
Was a good rig .
Cheers Rick
23 Apr 2018
Trip Leader Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
It is now my daily. Sold off canopy and roof rack so it can fit in the work parking area.. it is now a front locked, lifted bitumen princess haha.
23 Apr 2018
Rick (Spooner)
Fair enough , see you on Sunday
23 Apr 2018
Jamie Hughes (Italiandingo)
Hi Thurstain, do you have a rough estimate of finish time and location?
23 Apr 2018
Trip Leader Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
All details in the trip description mate. Depending on how we're doing for time we might finish on Daylesford Ballan road, or if we have time up Daylesford if you want to see the hut (again if we have time).

My aim in 4.30pm.
23 Apr 2018
Trip Leader Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Yesterday we finished 6.30pm and we skipped 2 planned tracks.. But everyone was having fun talking to each other and stuff so we took it easy had a long lunch and everything and spent a good 1.5hrs up at the hut.

If your restricted, you can always leave early.. Plenty of dirt roads that lead out but plan is at least Ballan Daylesford Rd at 4.30 which should get you on western freeway within 15 mins
23 Apr 2018
Jamie Hughes (Italiandingo)
Thurstain (Tcm9669) wrote: Yesterday we finished 6.30pm and we skipped 2 planned tracks.. But everyone was having fun talking to each other and stuff so we took it easy had a long lunch and everything and spent a good 1.5hrs up at the hut.

If your restricted, you can always leave early.. Plenty of dirt roads that lead out but plan is at least Ballan Daylesford Rd at 4.30 which should get you on western freeway within 15 mins
Thankyou, i have no where yo be, i was just seeing where we might finish and what time i might get home. Is the hut something iconic that's worth seeing?
23 Apr 2018
Trip Leader Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Well, the hut we saw yesterday was pretty good.. And there is another hut I discovered today through some online research and talking to people in the vicinity of it which is a bit more hidden...

The one we visited yesterday was this one

https://photo.4wdtrip.com.au/album/4296/18190s2.jpg

It's a nice hut but, depends if you appreciate those things or not. It's not like of massive importance and heritage but it is heritage and I like to discover these things out in the bush.
23 Apr 2018
Stephan (Dmop85)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Broke some stuff today at tallarook. Not going to risk it even on a easy trip
28 Apr 2018
Jamie Hughes (Italiandingo)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Watching over steph to make sure he makes it hine alright, sorry guys, i still haven't been to wombat
28 Apr 2018
Rick (Spooner)
Steven (ReefMaster) wrote: Hi Everyone,
I normally bring a chainsaw however with my sister and nephews in the Fj which is tiny , I won’t be able to have one in case of emergency.
I don’t think we will need one however if anyone wants to bring one - feel free to do so.
I will bring mine Stephen.
28 Apr 2018
Alisha and Ram (Turbo Diesel)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Won't be able to make it unfortunately got work tomorrow got called last minute. Have fun.
28 Apr 2018
Trip Leader Thurstain (Tcm9669) Premium Member
Shame everyone had to back out. The rest of us will still have some fun maybe cover more tracks and maybe visit 2 huts instead of one as we might have more time with less cars.

Just please bring recovery gear and make sure everything is in order since we're only gonna be 3 cars. Would like to tackle at least one challenging uphill track depending how we feel tomorrow.

See you all tomorrow morning.
28 Apr 2018
Shorty (Pieceinc)
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06 May 2018
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TRIP COMPLETED

2 GOING, 2 Interested
4 adults
Trip Date
Sun, 29-Apr-2018

Meeting Point
CFA Shed Coimadai @ 12 Russels Rd Coimadai - https://goo.gl/maps/Hyxj5bDT28o
10:30 AM (Sun, 29-Apr-2018)