We will be meeting in Warburton opposite the snowview service station at 8.30 AM its an early start for a Sunday but I want to make the most out of the day. We will head through the reefton spur then down big river rd. Before hitting the tracks we will air down at Stockmans reard then proceed onto the tracks. We will take in Ely, Shortcut 1 then onto Corn Hill. The snow is expected to be down to 1000M overnight so there should be plenty of fresh snow along Corn Hill on route to Mt Matlock. I wont make to many trip plans as it depends on the amount of snow that we get. I am aiming to be on the way home around 3.30 PM. There will be plenty of time for snow play but I would like to do as much driving on tracks as possible. I will rate the trip Medium only due to the unknown amount of snow. There are some challenging sections for those that want to have some fun along the way. I would suggest at a minimum all terains would be ideal and every vehicle must have recovery gear.

Requirement

  • Recovery Gear

  • Rob L (rnz2017)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (06-Jul-2018 11:36)
    Prado Grande 120 (2003 Prado Grande)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Nigel (Nigel) I had winch training Completed Proficiency training Trip Leader - Level 2 (Completed over 18 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (06-Jul-2018 11:17)
    Gladiator (2020 Gladiator)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jaime (Millo)

    GOING
    Driver + 2 AdultsChecked-In (06-Jul-2018 13:45)
    Tiburon (Shark) (2004 Prado 120)
    • 31" Tyres

  • Derek (Derp_S13) I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (07-Jul-2018 19:38)
    GQ Safari (1989 Safari)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Steve (blue rangie 304) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (06-Jul-2018 18:40)
    ex blue rangie/ landcruiser (2015 wildtrack)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Nick (Morphen83) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 8 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (06-Jul-2018 13:10)
    3.0 Diesel GU (2015 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Mitch (MitchChristine)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    Nissan Navara (2016 Navara Np300)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Ben (B3NS4B)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Patrol Kettle (1995 GQ Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch



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


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Dakuwqa (2020 Gladiator)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Y (Toasted_Bread)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
05 Jul 2018
Julia (Julia)
I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
05 Jul 2018
Nick (Morphen83) Premium Member
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hey Julia. Legally you do not need to carry chains as this area is not within the alpine resort area. If you have chains at home cant hurt to pack them but I personally wouldn't hire them. I've done a similar trip last year and didn't require chains and snow depth was 1/3 our wheel height
05 Jul 2018
Julia (Julia)
Nick (Morphen83) wrote:
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hey Julia. Legally you do not need to carry chains as this area is not within the alpine resort area. If you have chains at home cant hurt to pack them but I personally wouldn't hire them. I've done a similar trip last year and didn't require chains and snow depth was 1/3 our wheel height
Thank you, Nick!
05 Jul 2018
Nigel (Nigel)
Julia (Julia) wrote:
Nick (Morphen83) wrote:
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hey Julia. Legally you do not need to carry chains as this area is not within the alpine resort area. If you have chains at home cant hurt to pack them but I personally wouldn't hire them. I've done a similar trip last year and didn't require chains and snow depth was 1/3 our wheel height
Thank you, Nick!
Good to hear as I was thinking the same thing.
05 Jul 2018
Nick (Morphen83) Premium Member
Uploaded a photo from last years snow trip to matlock (see photo section). Lots of snow. Hopefully we get good dumps Saturday night
05 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hi Julia how much off road experience do you have?
05 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Updated requirements in regards to tyres and UHF
05 Jul 2018
Julia (Julia_Prado)
Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50) wrote:
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hi Julia how much off road experience do you have?
Hi Jamie, I have done a bit off-roading in Gippsland on mudroads, but always together with someone (group of cars). Also done a one-day training with Mountaintopexperience, but never have been driving by myself in the snow.
06 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Julia (Julia_Prado) wrote:
Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50) wrote:
Julia (Julia) wrote: I am a beginner - do I need to bring snow chains with me?
Hi Julia how much off road experience do you have?
Hi Jamie, I have done a bit off-roading in Gippsland on mudroads, but always together with someone (group of cars). Also done a one-day training with Mountaintopexperience, but never have been driving by myself in the snow.
Thanks Julia can you give me a call to discuss please on 0411 466 424.

Cheers
06 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
I have updated the trip to Medium
06 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Hi All. Can you please confirm if you are attending son that we don't have unused spaces on the trip. I will be leaving Warburton at 8.45 AM sharp. Please allow enough time to be fulled up and ready to roll by 8.30 AM. If anyone has any issues please give me a call on 0411 466 424.

Se you all on Sunday.
06 Jul 2018
Rob L (rnz2017)
See you tomorrow!
07 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Will do mate
07 Jul 2018
Rob L (rnz2017)
Thanks for today. Had a great time
08 Jul 2018
Jaime (Millo)
Thanks for organising the trip. We enjoyed to the last bit
08 Jul 2018
Nigel (Nigel)
Thanks Jamie for organising the day it was great.
09 Jul 2018
Zak (Uzooz) Premium Member
Would you guys mind sharing the route/ tracks you did and how long it took
Was it hard or fairly easy going
I’d like to do a family trip up there this Wednesday thanks
09 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Rob L (rnz2017) wrote: Thanks for today. Had a great time
Not a problem Rob. was a great day. Nice to meet you.
09 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Jaime (Millo) wrote: Thanks for organising the trip. We enjoyed to the last bit
Not a problem Jaime. It was a great day. Nice to meet you and I was very impressed with your right foot in the Pajero.
09 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Nigel (Nigel) wrote: Thanks Jamie for organising the day it was great.
Not a problem Nigel. was a great day. Nice to meet you and thanks for running tail for us. Catch you soon.
09 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Zak (Uzooz) wrote: Would you guys mind sharing the route/ tracks you did and how long it took
Was it hard or fairly easy going
I’d like to do a family trip up there this Wednesday thanks
Hi Zak. If you want to give me a call after say 6.30 PM tonight I can run you through our route. Cheers Jamie 0411 466 424
09 Jul 2018
Jaime (Millo)
Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50) wrote:
Jaime (Millo) wrote: Thanks for organising the trip. We enjoyed to the last bit
Not a problem Jaime. It was a great day. Nice to meet you and I was very impressed with your right foot in the Pajero.
Haha me too... very impressed with what the car can do even with no mods rather than A/T tyres.
Looking forward for the next trip.
09 Jul 2018
Nigel (Nigel)
Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50) wrote:
Zak (Uzooz) wrote: Would you guys mind sharing the route/ tracks you did and how long it took
Was it hard or fairly easy going
I’d like to do a family trip up there this Wednesday thanks
Hi Zak. If you want to give me a call after say 6.30 PM tonight I can run you through our route. Cheers Jamie 0411 466 424
Hi Zac - Here is the route on MyMaps - Enjoy.

Let me know if link does not work

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OnqcC1O6ZZgru5aLnSy_p25PPgakUWkl&usp=sharing
10 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
Garry (Gazza) wrote: Hi all, what is that oaks track like ? Has to be better than that boring Matlock (woods point)to Marysville rd.
Hi mate its ok nothing serious it snakes through old logging areas then a few descents into snowy rd. It sure bets that road. We did a few tracks after Nigel left us a stock mans so was a good alternative to the road.
10 Jul 2018
Nigel (Nigel)
Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50) wrote:
Garry (Gazza) wrote: Hi all, what is that oaks track like ? Has to be better than that boring Matlock (woods point)to Marysville rd.
Hi mate its ok nothing serious it snakes through old logging areas then a few descents into snowy rd. It sure bets that road. We did a few tracks after Nigel left us a stock mans so was a good alternative to the road.
Hi Jamie. How long did the detour take. Which tracks did you do.
10 Jul 2018
Trip Leader Jamie Leslie (Lestech-BT50)
HI Nigel,

We probably drove for another 45 Minutes. We did two other ones but I would have to have a look at the map. We came back put on Big river road just up from Stock mans.
10 Jul 2018
Nick (Morphen83) Premium Member
Nigel,

1st track where you left us was little creek track, then right into Morris track which took us to big river road.

Great tracks and a good way to end the day. Kids had a blast!! Thanks again Jamie.
10 Jul 2018
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TRIP COMPLETED

8 GOING, 4 Interested
15 adults , 2 children (17 in total)
Trip Date
Sun, 08-Jul-2018

Meeting Point
3458 Warburton Hwy, Warburton (Opposite snowview service station)
8:30 AM (Sun, 08-Jul-2018)

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