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....
- Electric Winch
- Recovery Gear