4WDTRIP End of Year/Xmas Trip Weekend (Mt Cole) - Cancelled due to weather MEDIUM / HARD

Mount Cole, VIC

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Note: this trip has been cancelled due to severe weather condition

 

 

Update 26 Nov 2017

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Hi all, due to the large number of this xmas gathering, please see below and make sure you understand and agree with them. If you have any questions, please contact me privately.

 

  1. All confirmed members have been assigned to your designated group. Please see below and find your team name.
  2. I will need someone to be the trip leader for Group B (Medium group). If you are keen, please contact me.
  3. Due to the large turn out, we will start the trips following below scehdule.
    • Briefing (gathering around the picnic tables area) - 8.00am 
    • Group A (Extreme) - 8.30am
    • Group D (Medium) - 8.45am
    • Group B (Hard) - 9.00am
    • Group C (Medium) - 9.15am
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  4. All vehicles will be aired down, recovery gear checked and ready to roll at your starting point.
  5. All vehicles in Group A and B will have your vehicle, winch and recovery gear checked before the trip commence. All winches will use winch rope. No winch cable will be allowed in these group.
  6. 4WDTRIP Team has driven most of the named tracks in the area (70%). However, Mt Cole is still a new area to many of us so there will some risk and unknown factors so make sure you are prepared for this.
  7. Drink-driving is strictly prohibited on this trip. If you are found to be drinking during the trip, you will be kindly asked to leave the group. Yes, I know it's hard in the hot day but due to safety reasons, we have to be strict on this one, sorry.
  8. All recoveries have to be performed safely. If you are in doubt, stop and ask.
  9. No hoon, rectless driving and loud music.
  10. Please take your rubbish home. Mt Cole is a beautiful and clean area and I want to keep it this way.
  11. Please be considerate when setting up your camp. Do not take up too much space. Although it's a reasonable size campground, there won't be much room left to fit 40+ cars.
  12. If you are one of the experienced trip leaders on 4WDTRIP, please come forward to assist and coordinate if possible. Thank you.
  13. Safety first! Think and be calm if there is any unexpected event.
  14. Finally, work as a team and help each other.

Another year has passed by at the blink of an eye! It seems like only yesterday when we all gathered at the Cathedral Ranges for our last Xmas gathering!

 

This year takes us to an amazing location that we have explored this year - MT COLE!

 

Many of you will have seen the footage from the trips that have been run out there this year - it's an amazingly beautiful forest with everything on offer from EASY to EXTREME. 

 

We will once again be running several convoys to cater for all levels of driving. There are some fantastic scenic tracks that look out over the valley below and across the forest. 

 

Chinaman's Campground is huge - and free - and has toilets and a large undercover hut for eating etc. We will be setting up camp on Friday night for those that can make it (only 2 and a bit hours drive from Melbourne), otherwise if you can't get there till Saturday morning please be at the campgrounds by 8.00AM sharp for a greeting and briefing for the day's drive ahead.

 

When you join, if you can please post in the discussion section which level of trip you would like to be a part of. EASY, MEDIUM, HARD, EXTREME.

 

Sunday will be a relaxed day with the option to go for drives if you like, however a group photo will happen at around 10am. 

 

Looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces alike.

 

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Group A - Extreme (UHF Channel 10)

Corey (Paj083) - GU - Leader

Matt (Matt86) - GQ

Tony (le Dakar) - GU

James (tuffeb) - Jeep/GQ

Allan (Big Pig) - Jeep

 

Group B - Hard (UHF Channel 11)

Kelvin (TREXGQ) - GQ - Leader

Mick (Grey Ranger) - Range

Mike (Belvo) - GQ Ute

Dan (Disco_dan) - Defender

Mathew (Iconiic)  - Jeep

Dave (Stoops) - Jeep

Nathan (Earlz) - 80 Series

 

Group C - Medium (UHF Channel 12)

(Route: http://www.mud-maps.com/routes/83485)
Alex (AlexPatrol) - GQ - Leader

Shane (Shaggy) - Triton

Andy Harrison (Jakeally28) - 80 Series

Ben Howe (Nacho) - Hilux

 

Group D - Medium (UHF Channel 13)

(Route: http://www.mud-maps.com/routes/83487)

Thurstain (Tcm9669) - Narava - Leader

Steven (ReefMaster) - Pajero

Paul (PDB4800) - GU

Roland (Baldrik) - Disco 1

Stuart (stubious) - Colorado 7

Dean (dweavs) - 60 series

Rick (Spooner) - BT50 - TEC 

 

Not confirmed: 

Mel Nightingale (LandLover) - Defender

Gary (Poppyg) - LC79

 

Not driving: 
David (Paul Patrol) - Prado

 

 

**** Just to clarify the ratings - easy will be pretty much all high range driving with a couple of low range sections that may be a little steep or loose. 


Medium will be basically all low range with a few challenging sections but a stock 4wd will make it through fine. 

Hard will be very challenging - winch is a must, and you need to be very experienced to tackle the tracks along with have plenty of clearance and top notch tyres. Lockers are recommended. 

Extreme will be the next step up and only for highly experienced drivers with highly modified vehicles. The chance of vehicle damage is a real possibility. Lockers essential. ****

 

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 08:02)
    TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tony (le Dakar) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (01-Dec-2017 06:20)
    GU Patrol 4.8 (2004 GU Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Allan (Big Pig) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 18:53)
    BIG PIG (2014 WK2 diesel)
    • 32" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch


  • Mick (Grey Ranger)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 ChildrenChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 16:04)
    Ranger (2017 Wildtrak)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Corey (Paj083) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 21:51)
    4.5 gu patrol (1999 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Shane (Shaggy)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    Triton (2010 Triton)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Paul (PDB4800) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 18:36)
    PDB4800 (2005 GU1V Wagon)
    • 34" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Matt (Matt86) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (01-Dec-2017 06:25)
    Nissan Patrol GQ TD42 (1993 Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Roland (Baldrik)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 18:08)
    Discovery 1 (1996 Discovery)
    • 30" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Ben Howe (Nacho) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 1 InfantsChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 18:46)
    hilux (2012 hilux)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch



  • Dave (Stoops) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 2 AdultsChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 08:28)
    Jeep Wrangler crd (2009 Jk Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Rick (Spooner) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 20:07)
    Mazda BT50 Extra Cab Ute (2013 BT50)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Gary (poppyg)

    GOING
    Myself only
    4.5V8 diesel Landcruiser (2015 VDJ79R)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Dan (Disco_Dan) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself only
    Serenity (1996 Defender)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Stuart (Stubious)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult + 2 ChildrenChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 20:56)
    Collie7 (2015 Colorado 7)
    • 30" Tyres

  • James (tuffeb) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Myself only
    Gq patrol extra cab comp truck (1990 Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • George (Georgie_Kyro) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (01-Dec-2017 15:11)
    Pretty Penny (1999 GU Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Dean (dweavs)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    GU Patrol (2002 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Nathan (Earlz) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (30-Nov-2017 19:16)
    LS1 (1992 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Steven (ReefMaster) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (15-May-2020 22:04)
    V6 (2012 Fj Cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Trent (Trent)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep (2012 Jku)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted

  • Hauk (Hauk)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    NP (2003 Pajero)
    • 30" Tyres

  • Steve (80_Steve)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    80 Series 1HDT (1992 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch


  • Matt (matt160980)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    200 Sahara (2008 landcruser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Florian (Ze German) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Honey badger (2011 Amarok)
    • 31" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Jason (Deimos)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    VIRCON (2016 Triton)
    • 31" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock

  • Matthew (discomatt) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 6 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    V8 discovery with a couple of modds (1996 Discovery)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch



  • Antony (Peloza79) Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 53 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Vdj79 landcruiser (2013 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

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TRIP COMPLETED

25 GOING, 11 Interested
35 adults , 7 children , 1 infant (43 in total)
Trip Date
01-Dec-2017 (Fri) to 03-Dec-2017 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Chinaman's Campground (Briefing at 8am on Sat)
5:30 PM (Fri, 01-Dec-2017)

Organiser 4WD TRIP
Kelvin (TREXGQ)

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