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.
I have been to Tallarook few times so have pretty good idea which tracks we will be attempting. There will be few tracks seasonally closed, but we can still find few challenging ones. Probably it's not as bad as toolangi where everything seems to be closed. Weather should be dry so the hard tracks should be less challenging than in the wet.
This trip is for experienced 4wd drivers with well setup and equipped 4wd cars!
50kms approximately (including tracks) from the meeting point.
Full Tank from Melbourne will be sufficient for this Trip
This trip is categorised as medium to hard so it is required to have aggressive M/T or A/T 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.
All Trip Participants, including passengers, must wear fully enclosed footwear (e.g. sneakers, work type boots) whilst on this Trip.
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!!
VEHICLE & EQUIPMENT:
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 Tallarook Forest a minimum of 33' Mud Tyres with very good tread depth are recommended. 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, you might have problems getting through some of the tracks and end up with car damage!
FOOD AND GENERAL PROVISIONS:
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.
Enter via Horans Track
Tehans No5 Track (medium to hard)
V Steep section leading to Tehans No2 from Sth (hard)
Tehans No2 Track (medium to hard)
Tehans No3 Track (medium to hard)
Willies Track (medium to hard)
Link Track (not sure about the name) (hard)
Brandy Track (dont remember but medium)
Cable Track (dont remember but medium)
Lunch at Freemans Camp - around 12am (30 mins stop)
Jenkins No 1 Track (medium to hard)
Dicks Track (medium to hard)
Jenkins Link Track (medium to hard)
depending on the: weather, members experience and 4wds mods, we will do either:
Steep Link between Jenkins No1 Track and Rocky Track
Rocky Track (east to west) (medium to hard)
Cadell Track (medium)
Gravell Pit Track (medium)
Phone Track (Hard + you can always do smiley face if hard is not enough)
Mountain Track (medium to hard)
- Electric Winch
- Recovery Gear