Valencia Creek, Victorian High Country

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I just completed the Billy Goat and Valencia Creek tracks a few days ago in a GU Patrol. Billy Goat was relatively easy, but Valencia Creek gave me a good run for the money. I came out the end well after dark, and under a rising moon. Seemed like a good moment for a photo.


Canon 5D MKIII, 17mm @ F4, 30 seconds. A touch of fill from my iPhone flashlight app.

The route was full of surprises, including massive fallen trees, and an epic muddy hill.


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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:50

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:50
It is a good run Scott , but I havent done it at night .

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 16:44

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 16:44
and ....... ??????? when are we going up there again?
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:18

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:18
Well Bonz
I'll look into it, and try to go middle of May maybee. I'll do some home work and ring you in the middle of a meeting, or something else thats important .

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 06:06

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Feroza: $1000
New secondhand tyres: $400
Fuel for the trip to Muzbrys corner: $80
The look on Wes's face when Imogen plugged that tyre leak: PRICELESS!!
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Reply By: mikehzz - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:05

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:05
I went up Billy Goat's in my Jeep yesterday. Did you walk up to the Pinnacles Fire Tower? It has to be one of the best views around. It was yesterday anyway. Cheers.

PS. I also did Blue Rag the day before yesterday and it has been graded all the way to the top...you could almost drive a Camry up there now :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:59

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 19:59
That spoils it if the road is to easy Mike.

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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:28

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:28
Yes I certainly agree. I did it in January just before the fires and the difference now is amazing. I suppose they want easy access for the firies. South Basalt Knob track is graded all the way from Blue Rag to Talbotville as well. If it rains they will get very slippery as the rocks have been replaced with clay.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 06:23

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 06:23
Mike
George M and I spent a night on Blue Rag between Christmas and New Year last.That's where the photo came from.

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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 08:45

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 08:45
Together with another AMESZ 4wd motorhome we did the Limestone Creek Track to the Poplars campground. It had some challenging sections which these pictures really do not do it justice.
It was our intention to go through to Tom Groggin but the other truck had brake problems so we decided it was best to go back. We now know that McCarthy's Tk and Davies Plain Tk would have been much better. Never the less we have made it back to a mechanic in Benambra.
After work is done on our friend's brakes we will head to Blue Rag and down to Talbotvill then Wonongatta and Zeka Spur to Sheepyard Flat.
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 14:45

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 14:45
It's a pretty steep drop with sharp turns into Talbotville from South Basalt Knob. I don't know if I would take those trucks down it :-)
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