Cobaw - night drive HARD

Cobaw, VIC

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Trip go ahead to be confirmed tomorrow as my car is with mechanic (again :( )and they need to rectify a problem with the front locker install. They will know tomorrow around noon, if the part that was broken can be sourced and my car ready before the end of friday.

Cobaw @ night + some camping. 

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, don't attempt it, we will arrange to meet you on the other side.

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 33 s M/T or aggressive A/T tyres and a working electric winch .
BYO Recovery gear is MANDATORY
We will aim to finish by 2am and setup camp
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

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 harder Tracks, therefore a suspension lift of at least 2 inches is strongly advised to avoid 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 the 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!! 

Additionally good set of LED spotties or other strong LED light bars are required. Its a must!

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.


  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Jack (Jack105) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 34 trips) Premium Member

    Myself onlyChecked-In (20-Mar-2020 15:59)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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

    Myself only
    80 series cruiser (1992 Landcruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jesse (Jess) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    Myself onlyChecked-In (20-Mar-2020 17:26)
    Petrol 80 (1993 80 Series)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Nigel (Nigel) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills I had winch training Completed Proficiency training Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 27 trips)

    Myself onlyChecked-In (20-Mar-2020 22:17)
    Gladiator (2020 Gladiator)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Joerg Mutsch (melbourne_wj) I have mechanic skills

    Myself onlyChecked-In (20-Mar-2020 21:50)
    Jeep Grand Cherokee LImited V8 4.7L (2002 Grand Cherokee Limited)
    • 33" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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5 adults
Trip Date
21-Mar-2020 (Sat) to 22-Mar-2020 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Lancefield - shell
7:00 PM (Sat, 21-Mar-2020)