Tom Groggin to Benambra -- then Dargo to Mansfield.

Submitted: Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 20:12
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Friends and us planning on above trip in early Feb 2014. New to high country but not daunted by rough tracks as we both live in regional NSW where mud in winter and dust in summer are the norm. Both have Colorado 4x4 and Off Road CT's.
Have Rooftop Maps and read good info on this site. Any guidance is appreciated
Thanks, Gus.
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Reply By: mikehzz - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 23:31

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 23:31
There's some really steep tracks between Tom Groggin and Benambra no matter which way you go. If it's wet you might have trouble pulling the trailers.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 05:59

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 05:59
The track up to Davies Hut is steep and loose, you will need to lower tyres for added traction. You maybe better to go via Buckwong Hut to get to Benambra, not as many steep climbs as going via Mccarthys Track.

Dargo to Mansfield via Wonnangatta is not to bad but the climb up Zeka Spur has a few tight uphill switch backs on it.

If its wet stay put if you are in Wonnangatta as its very hard to get out and often the track gets closed. If you have them carry a set of chains.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gus Tidd - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 07:46

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 07:46
Thanks for the suggestion Tony.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 08:51

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 08:51
Hullo Gus

There are some excellent threads on this site regarding these tracks. Google "Vic High country Crackles" (a very knowledgeable guy who frequents the forum at times). He has some excellent general advice re taking C/Ts in the HC, plus specific info re these tracks.

February? In a word "Fires". This is the time of the year when this area is prone to storms which can develop very quickly - these may result in lightning strikes and fires, or perversely, blizzards with snow on the higher parts. I have experienced both conditions in Feb/March.

Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Gus Tidd - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 07:48

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 07:48
Advice taken on the fire situation. Thanks.
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