Road conditions between Dargo, Vic, and Omeo via The Dogs Grave

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 16:41
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Gooday, Hope to travel between Dargo and Omeo via The Dogs Grave, in early March. Has anybody travelled this road and what can we expect. Thanks.......


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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 17:42

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 17:42
Gday
Last time I traveled that road it was a good dirt road, bit steep here and there , but no trouble.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 18:11

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 18:11
Last on the road about 6 months ago and it was fine, don't know where the steep bits are though.
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 07:15

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 07:15
Good morning Tony
There is 1000m+ difference in height above sea level from Dargo to Dogs Grave, so there must be a hill somewhere .

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 10:41

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 10:41
Yep but its spread over a fair distance about 36k in-fact. The only real steep bit is if you go down to Harrisons Cut via the old stock route, which has been realigned after the fires,
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Follow Up By: Rob K (VIC) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 11:52

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 11:52
Tony, if you take Jones Rd to the Birregun Rd turn-off you will need to climb about 650m over about 6 kilometres as a continuous climb. Not steep, just a long climb. Birregun Rd is a normal dirt road with a lot of up and downs to Dogs Grave and much the same to Omeo. You can take Stock Route Spur track to Birregun Rd from the Dargo River and avoid Jones Rd altogether. As you say, it's a bit steeper but a relatively straight forward climb from the river to Birregun Rd. It's only 500m over about 3 kilometres.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 12:24

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 12:24
No doubt there is a few hills, but to class them as steep if you stay on Birregan is a bit tongue in cheek. And if you are coming from Omeo most of it is down hill.
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 13:09

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 13:09
Gday
Im sorry Mike , i have led you astray, there are no hills or steep bits and there are no corners as the road has been re aligned .....and its all down hill if you go the other way ...My god , how picky can you get..
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 13:37

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 13:37
I would take notice of the person sitting on top of Blue Rag!

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 15:20

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 15:20
Which is nowhere near Birregan Rd. My first trips down that way there was no bridge across the Dargo River, and that crossing sorted a few out.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 21:31

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 21:31
Hullo Mike and Lyn R2
There is some good advice in Threads 89314 and 91384 about the route you want to take.
In addition, as you get towards the Omeo end, if there is logging activity make sure that you have your UHF tuned to their channel. Some of them travel pretty fast (for the conditions) and use all the road - and tend to take no prisoners :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 08:08

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 08:08
Andrew and Jen, Thanks, read the threads, great.....Thanks to all for the replies and comments........


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