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Date Registered: 04-2008
Location: THIRLMERE NSW
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G'day everyone.

I'm only new to this and actually won't officially own an X-Trail until Thursday.

Paul Thanks for the invite in my into thread. I thought I would post the reply here. I would like to go but it is a surprise party for my Father in lwas 60th that weekend. I won't be that far away from there only over at Wangi on Lake MacQuarie. But wont be able to get there.

I hope you all have fun and also hope that I can make one of these drives one day. Maybe starting with something easy.

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Date Registered: 06-2007
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Zipidee wrote:

Guys,

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.

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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 emoticon )

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?



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Date Registered: 02-2008
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Hey Paul, no worries mate....I'm with NRMA. emoticon

Seriously....my wife needs the Exy during the week....so I'm not interested in tearing it up too much. However.....I don't just want to run on tracks that my Commodore could tackle. Hopefully you'll find the route to Wollombi a good mix of mud tracks and dirt roads. I don't know how many of you have been up to Wollombi, but the whole village is heritage listed and would make a really nice backdrop for some group Exy pics. I'm like you Paul.....I'm really getting excited about this trip!!!!!!! The Watagans are where my rellos settled in the 1850's.....it's where my DNA was formed!!!!

No, I don't have any CB radios. If there are only a few of us, we shouldn't have too much trouble keeping together. By the way...anyone own a chainsaw? They had some big storms up in the Hunter on Sunday and there might be trees down. I had to chop up one by hand last time I was up there....not much fun!!!

See you all at Ourimbah on Saturday.......

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Admin Hat On!

Dear Members,

I have requested previously that THIS note be included in ALL of the organized forum events and outings, so I encourage all of you to read it.

Secondly, remember the off-road ethics and rules when heading out to the bush and these are:

Try and follow the route of the vehicle in front. No need destroying trees or plants in the area, remember 'TREAD LIGHTLY - LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS - TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOS'.

Admin Hat off.

Enjoy the day and make the most out of it, but also ensure that you leave the place as you found it for others to come back to and enjoy it too. This means NO TREE CHOPPING and NO CHAINSAWS! emoticon

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 This means NO TREE CHOPPING and NO CHAINSAWS! emoticon



If you come accross a fallen tree blocking a trail, its ok to cut it to get through. Its not ok to cut trees down to make a new track or a route around somthing on the track.



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Thanks for the clarification Matt. We all know how one can get excited holding a chainsaw in their hands LOL emoticon

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yeah i know! Ive been baned from using a chainsaw! I turn into a bit of a mad man emoticon



Have fun guys, its going to be nice and wet / muddy up there! I would have loved to gone up with you all, oh well next time emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2008
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NO TREE CHOPPING and NO CHAINSAWS



Jalal....no dramas there. I have no intention of taking a single leaf of a living tree. It's the ones fallen across existing tracks I was talking about. They do need removing, or else people go bush bashing and smash up the forest to make new roads.

Sorry if i created an impression I was into ripping the place up. I love the bush and thats part of the reason I bought an Exy to see it and enjoy it. There will be no ripping up tracks or causing erosion. Aside from a bit of mud, I plan to have my car home in the same state as it left.

See ya Saturday guys!!

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Good stuff Dave. Am glad we're all on the same page. Enjoy your trip.

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Date Registered: 06-2007
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quote:

jalalski wrote:

Admin Hat On!

Dear Members,

I have requested previously that THIS note be included in ALL of the organized forum events and outings, so I encourage all of you to read it.

Secondly, remember the off-road ethics and rules when heading out to the bush and these are:

Try and follow the route of the vehicle in front. No need destroying trees or plants in the area, remember 'TREAD LIGHTLY - LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS - TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOS'.

Admin Hat off.

Enjoy the day and make the most out of it, but also ensure that you leave the place as you found it for others to come back to and enjoy it too. This means NO TREE CHOPPING and NO CHAINSAWS! emoticon



Yep, no worries, are matches ok? emoticon

...Only kidding, I'll behave.

Hopefully this rain does not get any heavier though or the only thing I might have to leave behind with be the exy!!

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