Dargo to Bright via Blue Rag MEDIUM / HARD

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Plan is to drive from Dargo area through the bush and out of to Bright via Blue Rag. This will be a MID-WEEK adventure, so you will have to take time off work.

23rd March
- Drive to Dargo, setup camp around Italian Flat

24th March (Bush day 1) - might be a short day
- Visit Harrisons Cutting
- Drive to Talbotville Camping Area (few different ways to get there)

25th March (Bush day 2) - might be a bit of a longer day
- Talbotville Camping Area, up Basalt to Blue Rag and end up Twin Jeep track or around there and find a camp (most likely bush camp, bring a shovel with you)

26th March
- People can choose to either head home via Porepunkah / Bright or head home back down via Dargo

Trip is planned to not spend the whole day behind the wheel (although Thursday might be a longer day). I want to camp a bit, see the views, stop anywhere interesting, setup camp early if possible, get a fire going and actually relax away from work and the busy life. We will have 2 FULL days of bush, so hopefully plenty of time to explore. Hopefully tracks and campsites will be empty as it will be the middle of the week.

I rated trip as MEDIUM / HARD because I never did some of the tracks we will be driving. Tracks WILL be steep and possibly slippery with occasional rock steps etc.

LOW RANGE, GOOD TYRES, RECOVERY GEAR AND A WINCH ARE A MUST.

Depending where you fill up, it might be around 250km to 300km of steep roads, and very steep tracks where your engine will be working very hard in non-stop low range. So please make sure you have enough fuel for the trip. Depending on what fuel your car takes, you might be able to fill up at Dargo - otherwise plan ahead. Once we hit the bush, there will be NO FUEL until Porepunkah / Myrtleford.

PLEASE COME PREPARED

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear


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    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
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    • Winch




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6 GOING, 13 Interested
7 adults
Trip Date
23-Mar-2021 (Tue) to 26-Mar-2021 (Fri)

Meeting Point
Italian Flat (TBC)
7:00 PM (Tue, 23-Mar-2021)

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