Cobaw Sunday Trip Day MEDIUM / HARD

Cobaw State Forest, VIC

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Cobaw State Foresf Sunday 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, 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 4pm
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 Going Up
Stumpy Tk Going Up
Pole Tk
Pinnacle Tk Going Up
Muirs Tk Going Up
Alcorns Tk - chicken track :) you can try the hard path if you want

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!!

VEHICLE & EQUIPMENT:
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!!

FOOD AND GENERAL PROVISIONS:
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.

Requirement

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

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (09-Jul-2022 11:34)
    FZJ105R (1998 Land Cruiser)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Craig Brown (jeepinaustralia) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (09-Jul-2022 21:07)
    JKUR (2013 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jason (FauxBogan) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills I had chainsaw training Completed Intermediate training Trip Leader - Level 4 (Completed over 36 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Shadow (2020 Power Wagon 75th Anniversary)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Baz (baz1000) Premium Member
Sorry Jack only just received a replacement winch after blowing the last one - also at Cobaw! Don't think I'll have time to fit it before Sunday. Enjoy!
08 Jul 2022
Trip Leader Jack (Jack105) Premium Member
Thanks Baz, which track did you winch at?
09 Jul 2022
Baz (baz1000) Premium Member
Went up Madman's Hill - took many hours - two cars - lots of chainsawing - good fun but we both blew our winches!
11 Jul 2022
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TRIP COMPLETED

3 GOING
3 adults
Trip Date
Sun, 10-Jul-2022

Meeting Point
Lancefield Shell
8:30 AM (Sun, 10-Jul-2022)