Mt Wellington (long) weekend MEDIUM

Licola / Dargo area, VIC

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3 day trip - maybe 4 pending interest and discussion - with date TBA pending lockdown restrictions and seasonal track reopening dates -will be meetup on a Thursday night after work will need Friday off work not a public holiday weekend..
Meet up at Dargo Thursday night after work - Italian Flat or similar. Nip in to Dargo Friday Morning for a fuel and food top up as required.
Friday: Head up to the Pinnacles Road possibly via Castleburn Track / Junction Spur Track / Castle Hill Track (comes out opposite the top of Billy Goats) which I haven't done since the 1980's when public access was through an unsignposted gate on the high side of the Dargo road bank - ie invisible from the main road and all we had was 1980's paper maps no GPS back then- and then across famer browns paddock, not sure if that access still exists so TBC on that. There is a really long climb and a rock face we have to get up on the track, back then we had to use the hand winch / Tifor to get up it but it may be more driveable now.
Once at the top then head left along Pinnacles Road maybe stopping at Horseyard Flat for a swim/lunch.
Head up to Mt Wellington in the afternoon. Camp 2nd night, relaxed camping/beer/campfire at Millers hut off the back of Mt Wellington.
Saturday: Head down from Mt Wellington through the Avon Wilderness area via Wellington Track / Avon Turton Divide Track / Avon Track / Mt Angus Track / Huggets track. Make camp at Huggets Crossing if we make it that far on Saturday (N/E of Lake Glenmaggie) for the eve. Beer o'clock.......
Sunday, brief explore of the area around Huggets and any tracks of interest, then off home.

No refueling, food or supplies available along the way from Dargo until Stratford area on the way home.
Tracks subject to change pending conditions and itenary is not fixed pending good campspots or 'we're shagged that's enough for today and this spot looks good'
MUST have winch and self recovery gear, Diff lock not mandatory but always helpful.
Minimum All Terrain tyres, low range, decent ground clearance (NO SUV's)
As mentioned food, fuel and water for 4 days just in case.
Please have all your car maintenance done before we leave and don't hope that worn wheel bearing or strange noise/grind/rattle will make one more trip....

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Alex (TEQ-80) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 30 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Dual cab dual locked dual t/cased LN106 (1992 Hi-Deluxe)
    • 33" Tyres
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Ian Cornish (Blu-cruiser)

    GOING
    Myself only
    4.5 Super charged 80 series. (1996 80 series cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Pauly (Dagy) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 2 (Completed over 14 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    STU - V6 Petrol (2004 120 Prado)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Allan (allanmac) Trip Leader - Level 3 (Completed over 28 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    NL Pajero GLS (1998 NL)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Julius (Mishka) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Old MK Patrol (0 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Matthew (discomatt) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)

    GOING
    Myself only
    V8 discovery with a couple of modds (1996 Discovery)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch



  • Ray (NavRay)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    (2008 D40)
    • 30" Tyres
    • Winch

  • Peter (Stumpy11)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Stumpy11 (2006 GU Coil Cab TD42)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Steven (ReefMaster) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    V6 (2012 Fj Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch



  • Floyd (JL OllllllO) Premium Member


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    JL Unlimited Overland (2018 Wrangler)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

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


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    ex blue rangie (1999 landcruser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


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Trip Leader Alex (TEQ-80) Premium Member
Might have missed the news has Comrade Dan given us the ok to hit the roads as of when ?
15 hrs ago
Trip Leader Alex (TEQ-80) Premium Member
Might have missed the news has Comrade Dan given us the ok to hit the roads as of when ?
15 hrs ago
George (Dirty old lux) Premium Member
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Sorry I don’t think my car will be ready still waiting on a diff lokka installation and long range tank also I need to register the vehicle, my apologies I jumped the gun thought I had my old 60 which was up and running but that was sold
Have a great time everyone hopefully I’m up and running again ASAP
Kind regards George
9 hrs ago
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