Mt Disapointment day trip MEDIUM / HARD

Mt Disapointment State Forest, VIC

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I am heading out to Mt Disappointment, if you want to come along and explore tracks with me, come and join me on this saturday trip.

This trip is for experienced 4wd drivers with well setup and equipped 4wd cars!

Important Note: 
Only join and participate in this trip at your own risk. 
Every one will be responsible for their own safety.
Remember, as in any trip, if you or one of the trip members see that the track in front of them is too difficult, we will all choose different path.

Approximate distance:
50kms approximately (including tracks) from the meeting point.
Full Tank from Melbourne will be sufficient for this Trip 

Trip Description:
This trip is categorised as medium to hard(due to the unknown tracks that we might come accross) so it is required to have Mud Tyres and a working electric winch .
BYO Recovery gear is MANDATORY
We will aim to finish by 4pm
We will be stopping for lunch so BYO food and water.
No alcohol is allowed on this trip
All Trip Participants, including passengers, must wear fully enclosed footwear (e.g. sneakers, work type boots) whilst on this Trip.

Recovery Equipment:
The minimum requirement is one Snatch Strap, 2 Bow Shackles rated, a Dampener and Riggers Gloves (a full recovery kit is preferable and more appropriate, but not ssential). Riggers Gloves must be worn when dealing with recovery equipment or for track clearing if encountered. Equipment must be in very good condition.. If you don't have this recovery equipment do not join!!

Your vehicle must be Roadworthy and appropriately set up for the trip (if you know of any mechanical or maintenance issues with your vehicle, you must have these fully resolved/rectified before the Trip). You will need ground clearance for the Hard Tracks, therefore a suspension lift of at least 2 inches is strongly advised to minimize vehicle damage. Appropriate or Acceptable front and rear recovery points, for snatch strapping or winching, are essential. Due to the terrain of Mt Disapointment Forest a minimum of 33' Mud Tyres with very good tread depth is required. Tyres on or very close to roadworthy are not acceptable. Onboard UHF Radio, basic vehicle spares and tools, First Aid Kit and Fire Extinguisher. If you don't have 33' inch tyres and minimum 2 inch lift do not join!!

You need to be fully self-sufficient and bring enough Food, Water and Snacks for all persons in your vehicle for Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea. You also need to bring sufficient Water for every person in your vehicle. Weather can be very unpredictable in the mountains so please bring a warm article of clothing, like a jacket or coat, to protect you from the cold.


  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Jack (JacekPrado) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 23 trips) Premium Member

    Myself onlyChecked-In (26-Sep-2019 16:58)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Damien (Black FJ) I am first-aid qualified

    Myself onlyChecked-In (27-Sep-2019 10:21)
    Black FJ (2012 FJ Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj) I have mechanic skills

    Myself onlyChecked-In (27-Sep-2019 15:01)
    Jeep Grand Cherokee LImited V8 4.7L (2002 Grand Cherokee Limited)
    • 33" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Olly (99HiLux)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Little Red (1999 HiLux)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • George (MrWrx)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GU Patrol, 35inch Muddies, 3 inch lift, Warn Winch, and Lots of Goodies💪 (2006 Patrol GU Series 4)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Stephan (Dmop85)

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    3.0TD GU patrol (2000 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Winch

Mat (shiny)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Double booked, sorry guys
23 Sep 2019
Trip Leader Jack (JacekPrado) Premium Member
Anyone can bring a chainsaw for tomorrow?
27 Sep 2019
Alisha and Ram (Turbo Diesel)
Hi we always carry one in our car
27 Sep 2019
Matthew (discomatt)
Interested in a day out, what tracks are you planning?
27 Sep 2019
Trip Leader Jack (JacekPrado) Premium Member
As per the photo I uploaded, we will attempt the tracks highlighted. Additionally we will start from the steep track at the top of the main rd. Not sure what the name of that one is... It should be a good warm up

Anyone on 32s or less, we will walk the bump first and you can determine if you want to attempt or turn back, depends if it got washed out too much..

Ladder and the bump will be the last track, depending on the time thogh we might precede it with clarke track
27 Sep 2019
Matthew (discomatt)
Thanks for the reply, sorry didn't see the photo, have done all those tracks a few times and its a long way from my place so will pass on this one.
Have a great day out
27 Sep 2019
Warren Buchanan (guwazza)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
28 Sep 2019
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4 GOING, 3 Interested
7 adults , 1 children (8 in total)
Trip Date
Sat, 28-Sep-2019

Meeting Point
(-37.2870406, 145.0580189) - Spur Rd just of Hume Fwy
9:00 AM (Sat, 28-Sep-2019)


How many people? 1