Vic High Country Track Conditions

Submitted: Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 13:40
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Hi all

I am looking at doing a trip up from Omeo to Tom Groggin via Davis Plain Track and then up Mt Pinnabar from the East and somehow work back to Dargo. All of this over cup weekend

Question is. Given the recent torrential rains, has anyone been in those parts lately ? If yes, what were the tracks like?. Anyone numbers for anyone i can ask?
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Reply By: carl h2 - Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 18:22

Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 18:22
Hi hans was up at Dargo and talbotville last weekend most tracks were good and we did get around 20mm of rain the rivers around the area were still passable.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 20:11

Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 20:11
Davies Plain Track won't open till end of November. Mt Pinnibar can be ok or bad depending on the recent conditions and the last time it was graded

Call Parks Vic and ask for the ranger at the Omeo office. They are great and will call you back if they aren't in. It may take a few days if they are out and about though. Direct is 03 5159 0600
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 23:12

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 at 23:12
No one will have been on most of those tracks recently as they are currently closed. As said Davies Plain wont be open for at least another 6 weeks (more if it keeps raining) & the climb out of Tom Groggin given any rain at all will be very slippery requiring mud tyres & a winch. As with any High Country trip on opening weekend take a decent chainsaw as there will be heaps of trees down this season.
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Reply By: dad1340 - Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:28

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 11:28
G'day Hans, the Davies Plains Track will be opened as posted on the Parks site, subject to funding for some Bulldozer work. Check with Tom Groggin Station and Omeo Tourism, they should be able to help. The Ranger at Omeo has been re-allocated to other duties.

Subject to local advice at the time you should be right. The westerly routes via Pinnibar should work as an alternative. The Murray Crossing at Dogmans Hut may need a boat if the rain doesn't ease up.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 01:34

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 01:34
Parks Vic have advised that Davies Plains Trk will be closed until 30th November at least.

Best you check the Parks web site as they currently advise that 41 tracks will remain closed until 30/11/16 due to wet conditions.

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