Bright to Lake Cobbler

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 09:20
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Hi All,

Looking for information on track conditions from Bright to Lake Cobbler in particular Goldie Spur, Yarrabuck Trac and Camp Creek trac.
Also, if anyone would like to share any information on POI along the way that would be great.

Planned travel dates are from 18th-25th March

Cheers
Greg
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 21:48

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 21:48
What are you driving?

To Cobbler is a 2WD road.

Goldie Spur has some rock and tightish bends. I've only done it on the motorbike and that makes it hard to judge but you might have trouble towing. 4WD alone would be fine.
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Follow Up By: Bluey42 - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 15:20

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 15:20
I drive a 100 Series Landcruiser and no, I'm not towing.

thanks for your reply.
Cheers
Greg
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 20:17

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 20:17
Greg Goldie Spur is a 2wd access road for the tower line so is pretty easy. Nice views of the back of Buffalo at the turn.
Yarrambuck Track follows the spur across & is easy high range 4x4 with a couple of short steeper hills. No problems even in the wet.
Camp Creek Track is a steady decent down to the Buffalo river which can be very difficult when water levels are high. (Unlikely in March) It's a narrow crossing which can be deep & fast. Avoid if rivers are up.
The Abbeyard Cobbler Track has a slippery clay section on the 1st climb which can be difficult in the wet. Past the Buffalo Divide it's steep & rocky requiring low range. Nice views of "The Razor" & "The Viking" from the Heli pad. An easier option is via the Williams logging road. The final section up to the Lake is hard 2wd with nice views of the Dandongadale falls. Great walks out to the top of Cobbler & Dandogadale falls as well as Mt Cobbler.
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Follow Up By: Bluey42 - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 11:30

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 11:30
thank you for the detail reply Crackles.

Both cars are Petrol 100 series Landcruisers, so it sounds like the Buffalo River crossing maybe out. Assuming normal flows, how deep would you expect the river to be, i.e above the hubs?

Williams logging rd., Where does this start or does it go under a different name?

cheers.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:21

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:21
I'd expect the current river height would be below the bumper. March is historically dry & with a sunny week forecast Camp creek ford should be easy unless you get a huge downpour the week before.
Williams logging road takes off north of the Cobbler Abbeyard Track looping around to the Cobbler Rd. It bypass's the last steep section. It's on every map.
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Follow Up By: Bluey42 - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:35

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:35
Went back to the maps and found Williams logging rd. I was looking further back towards Camp Creek.

Thanks again for the information.
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Reply By: Julian M2 - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 12:23

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 12:23
Gday Bluey42, Did the first 2 Tracks early Jan, all Good.
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Follow Up By: Bluey42 - Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:50

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 at 19:50
Thanks Julian ????
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