Vic High Country Track enquiry No1

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 09:33
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I am not having any luck with getting information from Park Vic so I'm hoping someone can help.
Around the middle of April I want to travel from Tom Groggin to Native Dog Flat via Davies High Plain.
Tracks to be travelled: Davies Plain Track, McCarthys Track and Limestone Creek Track. I'm not even sure if there is enough room for the truck to get through. I'm hoping someone has travelled this path recently. I do realise that things can change before I get there due to rain, high winds etc but just a little insight would be good.
Many thanks, Rob
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 10:48

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 10:48
Rob,
I have just come back from that area and while all the tracks were open they were in some places rutted.

The other problem that I uncounted was low branches across the track. Going by your rig photo I would say that you would not get through with out a bit of track clearing. The branches were high enough for most vehicles to pass under but to try and cut a branch so high might be a challenge.

The area was very busy over Easter when I was there and we did have 4 days of fine weather but things can change. Even the entrance to the Murray River has a couple of deep ruts on the NSW side.

Having seen a similar vehicle on our driver training track I know that they are very capable but the track conditions might just be too much.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:12

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:12
Thanks Wayne,
Cutting high branches may not be a problem as I have been known to sit in the cabin basket to trim trees!.

I couldn't find the actual picture. Maybe that's a good thing as it may be used a evidence against me.

Thank you for your feedback. ..... Rob
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 09:16

Friday, Apr 05, 2013 at 09:16
Can just picture you in the basket Rob. You cutting back all the branches will make it a viable trip for all Melbourne's Jaycos for the next holiday period. LOL
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 10:48

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 10:48
G'day,

you'll fit up there but it'll be a squeeze in a few spots when you have to get past anyone.

Height won't be an issue and width ok, apart from what I said above. The track is generally rough but in good condition.

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:01

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:01
Steve,

Height will be an issue if the vehicle is over 2.7mt. and by the look of his truck it just might be over height.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:13

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 11:13
Our setup is 2400 high and we never had any worries at all on that section.

Further south we did a couple of times but from Tom Groggin to Native Dog Flat, no worries.

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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:16

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 14:16
Heading south on Limestone Track there are a couple of very steep climbs with loose dirt and water diversion humps. You will need a clear hill to make it to the top. Make sure no other vehicle is on it going up or down.

Its a great drive with some very nice views between Davies Plain Hut and Charlie Creek, both those places have good camp spots.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 22:01

Thursday, Apr 04, 2013 at 22:01
Thank you Wayne, Steve & Tony, your feedback has been very helpful.
I will write a blog on our High Country adventures on our return home. Rob
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