Lots of vehicles attended the annual Christmas trip. This time the venue was Running Creek Camping Reserve on the Howqua River between Macs Cove and Jamieson. This was a base camp with some members arriving on the Friday, others coming on Saturday. The crew went for a drive around the area on the Saturday, followed by a spit roast in the evening, which was provided by the club.
Hardly any snow about on Mt Skene. Headed towards Walhalla, camped the night at a hut. Some young hooligans being disrespectful to the campsite grounds and others enjoying the area, which was disappointing. The next day went down one spec track and found a little Kia which had gone for a swim. Found some good tracks.
Paul D lead this big 6-week trip across to the opposite side of the country. They started with 5 vehicles, finished with three. Lee’s patrol only made it as far as Ceduna when gearbox problems meant it couldn’t continue. Luckily there were enough seats for him to ride with others in the group.
Had a good turn out of 6 vehicles for the afternoon drive. Basically followed the same track taken as last year – all attendees except Scott hadn’t done the track before. Creek was lower compared to last year, apparently.
The club was invited to the Moonambel Muster again for the Queens Birthday long weekend. Everyone braved the very cold conditions and achieved some good 4wding.
Plenty of rain in the days before the trip meant this was going to be a wet and muddy event. Sure enough on the day it was still raining, and the boys had some fun in the mud.
Labour Day long weekend, we had six cars in total attend the trip. Some decided to drive up on Friday afternoon despite terrible traffic through the city. Got into camp about 7:30 on sunset. In the morning went to Mt Useful and could here the second group coming up on the UHF. Others joined next morning around 11-12:00. Went around base of Trig Track went back to camp had dinner and did a night run up Steep Track, got back around 9:30pm. Next day went down to the store and up Army Track. Made way over to Deep Creek No. 1, got to the top and looked at Deep Creek 2 but the track was blocked off. Found another track onto Deep Creek 5. Went from 350m elevation up to 700m. Then headed back towards camp. Two vehicles left and one vehicle on the way out had to winch. Then everyone had an easy drive home.