Mt Pinnibar Track River Crossing

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:20
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For the Variety Club Challenge.

The Variety Club 4WD event will be heading off to the high country on 4th.
They have a planned river crossing (Murray) on the Mt. Pinnibar Track
travelling from Tom Groggin to Davies Plain.
Last week the river was a bit deep for part timers.
Could you circulate a request for info on one of the chat lines, just in
case someone is up that way over the next couple of weeks.


Jason Lock
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Reply By: Well 55 - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:38

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:38
It takes up to two weeks for the river to drop after heavy rain, and there has been a bit of that in the last few days.

Contact Tom Groggin Stn for the latest on the levels.

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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 14:48

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 14:48
Agreed. Our place in Cooma had a couple of inches in the old money over the past couple of days. Expect another three days or so for the Murray to peak.... and it will get deeper - which is not necessarily the problem. It also gets faster...............

You can take the bridge over the river at Tom Groggin Station - as long as you head left just after it so that you don't go onto the Station itself. I'd still call them though.
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Reply By: AT4WD ADVENTURES - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:20

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 15:20
I agree the river depth is not neccessarly the problem but the speed of the river in some of the crossings there can be.


Stuart M.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:20

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 18:20

The Murray crossing is very deep if you go from enterance to exit in a straight line.

The crossing should be done in a arc,on the down stream side. Rocks can been seen or the water will have white caps where it is shallow.

Even if the river level has dropped, crossing in a straight line is still very deep.

2nd gear low range 4WD for auto and manual transmissions driving at a walking pace. Some of the lower vehicles will require a blind fitted to the front of the vehicle

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Reply By: madcow - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 07:49

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 07:49
You could take a detour through the station acroos the causeway if the river crossing is too deep and follow the Davies Plain Track signs to link back up with the Pinnabar Track. The river crossing can be deep and they have had some decent rain there recently. I very much doubt it if they would object to you going through.

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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:07

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 08:07
Failing all that, you could always come down on the Victorian side through Corryong and on to the Corryong/Benambra Road. Camp at Wheelers Hut and go from there...
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