Date Registered: 06-2007
Location: South Sydney
TOTAL POSTS: 414
Re: Watagans Trip April 2008
I still reckon meet at Ourimbah at 9-9:30am and then head up to Wollombi might be the go. The reason being....it's part 2WD, but part of this route is definately 4WD only (but OK for an Exy). Here's a pic from my last trip. This juicy bit of mud is called Cedar Brush Track. It runs in basically the same direction as the OxExplore route, but on a different (4WD only) track.
The thing I found about the Watagans, some of the 4WD stuff off the Net is VERY 4WD and not good for anything less than a trail bike or mud crawler. On the way to Wollombi there's a track I can show you called Old Mill Track. It'll test out your suspension, but you won't get right through it...it's just too damned hard. In any case, no matter where we go, the forecast is for showers, so there's no risk of the Exy coming home clean!!!!
The total distance to Wollombi on dirt is about 60km and we could be at Wollombi by early arvo. We could then have lunch at the pub, plus the scenery would make a nice backdrop for some pics of the cars. If people feel inclined, there are also a few nice wet creek crossings near the pub as well.
Anyway...I'll go with the consensus....this is just a thought.
Ok guys lets go for this then, Dave, you can lead the way, (I will call AMMI in the morning and tell them you said its cool )
If the tracks are too hard or too easy there is no problem taking alternative routes, lets just make a day of it and have some craic,
(I swapped out my recovery bolts today for high tensile bolts so no worries)
So the plan is a 9.00 meet at Ourimbah rest area, then over to the servo to gas up and roll out at 9.30 (getting excited about this trip now)
Alex, if you want to print out some of the other maps you have been looking at and bring them that would be great also (don't forget the snatch strap and a hand winch)
Also, do you guys have handheld CBs?
14/Apr/2008, 10:37 pm