Cobaw - hard tracks HARD

Cobaw State Forest, VIC

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I am heading out to Cobaw, this time, I will be looking for new hard tracks, also will attempt full length of alcorns for the very first time, so basically it will be hard trip.

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 hard so it is required to have minimum 33s M/T or aggressive 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. I will be firing up my portable cooker and doing some grilling, so the lunch will be around 30 minutes...
All Trip Participants, including passengers, must wear fully enclosed footwear (e.g. sneakers, work type boots) whilst on this Trip.

Planned tracks:
Soil Pit Tk
Stumpy Tk
Pole Tk
Natives Tk
Googies Fireline Tk
Pinnacle Tk
Muirs Tk
Alcorn Tk

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. As mentioned above, due to the terrain of Cobaw State Forest a minimum of 33' A/T or Mud Tyres with very good tread depth are 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 Lunch. 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 (Jack105) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 34 trips) Premium Member

    Myself onlyChecked-In (12-Oct-2019 10:10)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Omer (FLXN)

    Myself onlyChecked-In (12-Oct-2019 16:07)
    Jeep (2017 Rubicon)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Aidan (Aidan4x4) I had chainsaw training Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips) Premium Member

    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (12-Oct-2019 13:40)
    80 series cruiser (1992 Landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jason (FauxBogan) I had chainsaw training Completed Intermediate training Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 36 trips) Premium Member

    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Shadow (2020 Power Wagon 75th Anniversary)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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4 GOING, 1 Interested
5 adults
Trip Date
Sun, 13-Oct-2019

Meeting Point
Lancefield Shell Petrol Station
9:00 AM (Sun, 13-Oct-2019)