mud play around melbournes east?

Submitted: Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 19:39
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Can anyone suggest somewhere around melbournes east that you can go for the day to play in the mud? somewhere that its not going to damage the area etc.(just got new mud tyres, and want to try them out) we live in the ringwood area! thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 19:46

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 19:46
They've closed most of the tracks through Toolangi but you can still follow Pauls Lane through from Yarra Glen to Toolangi... Was out there on Friday, enough mud to have a bit of a play... Nothing too serious though.
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Reply By: Haza - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 20:28

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 20:28
Try Gembrook plenty of tracks. Was up there on the weekend.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:19

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 21:19
its easier to say where ISNT there mud....

woods point
toolangi
gembrook
tynong
walhalla
etc etc
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:06
S&N,

Maaaaaate, for somewhere close you'll get more than anough mud at Gembrook, get a map of the area.

Rooftops Gembrook Activities Map, is a pretty basic map with enough tracks marked on it to get you into touble, take a mate if you plan on tackling some of the steep rutted sections.

Browny
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:17

Monday, Jul 04, 2005 at 22:17
Gembrook.

If you haven't got muddies some of the tracks are bloody near impossible to get up eg Rankins, Goanna, so you're a chance. We went down Goanna a couple of weeks ago in the wet, lots of slipping and sliding but just let it follow the ruts slowly.

We had a go at Rankins and couldn't get up. I didn't even have a go with A/T's. Watched a few blokes with swampers get up the bit we couldn't. Bumped into them later and they said it took them 3 hours to get right through and they had some serious machines.

If you turn left just after Nash's picnic/camp gound this will take you up to the power lines. Some good tracks around there.

If you're going this weekend and want some company, I'm half a chance at this stage and I'm sure we could find a few others.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: junior - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 02:28

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 02:28
good to see you had commonsense enough to sit rankins out jimbo- was up there a couple of weeks ago and saw a group of @ 15 cars (not trucks) with a bunch clowns driving- these people were even dressed like they were on their way to a coctail lunch- somehow they got a forester with road slippers around the 1st corner at the top hard core section and of course then blocked the track for the next 30-40mins for those of us with capable rigs with serious tyres, experience and recovery equipment- these people didn't even have a handheld radio between them- when we came across them they were using an 8 metre chain between a beaten up old jeep? to recover the forester back down the hill......... crazy stuff!
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 21:34

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005 at 21:34
I live in croydon and often do overnight fri-sat days in the local area, there are plenty of places, toolangi, gembrook, healsville (river crossing in healsy), reefton and a few more. I dont like traveling far for day trips cause when your tired and you want go home you dont need 2hrs travle time. Anyway if you and anyone else in the area want to do a daytrip on a saturday to dirty the cars, I usually go alone anyway so would be happy to join a few others. i got muddies too!
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Follow Up By: S&N - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:40

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:40
due to work constraints, we will be going out on the 23rd of july. F4Phantom or jimbo, if you are available, and are willing to have amatures tag along, my wife and i would love to go away onthat day (sat 23rd) plus any one else who would like to tag along of course!!!!! i will try to get a few friends to come along and make a day of it!
what do you think?????????????
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Reply By: S&N - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:41

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 19:41
S&N posted this followup
due to work constraints, we will be going out on the 23rd of july. F4Phantom or jimbo, if you are available, and are willing to have amatures tag along, my wife and i would love to go away onthat day (sat 23rd) plus any one else who would like to tag along of course!!!!! i will try to get a few friends to come along and make a day of it!
what do you think?????????????
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:08

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:08
I can do a day trip to Gembrook on Sat 23rd. I've got a family function that night so I'd need to leave by 4pm. How about meet at the Puffing Billy Station, opposite the Gembrook Pub at 9am and go from there?

If you like I'll put it up as a gathering.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: S&N - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:14

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:14
jobs on!!! sounds great. my number is 0428872535. or u can email us; geckoplumbing@optusnet.com.au
otherwise, we will meet u there. we will be the ones in the Triton with ARB canopy! cant wait.

Anyone else wanna play????
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 22:18

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 22:18
Yes 23rd sounds fine

cdw@hotmail.com for any more arrangements. see you there.

white navara, dual cab
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Reply By: S&N - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:13

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 21:13
jobs on!!! sounds great. my number is 0428872535. or u can email us; geckoplumbing@optusnet.com.au
otherwise, we will meet u there. we will be the ones in the Triton with ARB canopy! cant wait.

Anyone else wanna play????
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 22:35

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 22:35
If that is a saturday, Count me in, will do snow on the 31st
crazie
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Reply By: S&N - Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 22:43

Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 at 22:43
yes crazie, its a saturday. see you there!!!
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:54

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 07:54
I'm in as well.
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Reply By: Moggs - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 09:22

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 09:22
Would also be up for a Gembrook drive if the numbers aren't getting too big. Would be good to catch up again with you guys and to revisit Gembrook.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 15:18

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 15:18
Hey mate

Sounds good, are you thinking about a snow weekend on the 31st, You available that weekend too. I am thnking it could be a good idea.

Call you soon

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Follow Up By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:49

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:49
Hey Crazie, is your take on the Mt Skene trip (post 24725) that its a day trip or weekend? (think I incorrectly assumed weekend) I'm not even sure if the date was still up for discussion (24 vs 31) or what. It would be my first EO trip, trying to find my feet on how the masses get organised.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:57

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 16:57
Hi Tonester

I was ammsuing that the snow would be a weekend trip, over the saturday night, expecially if you are making for the huts. Some one will post a proper trip for it. I am thinking of going on the 31st for the weekend, as i would like to go to gembrook for this 23rd day trip.

Best way to get everyone organised is post a trip, people will put their names down and just turn up. Look forward to catching up. If no one else post a trip for the snow , i will next week

Craize
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Follow Up By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:45

Friday, Jul 15, 2005 at 20:45
Thanks Crazie. All the references to the 31st (a Sunday) in the post, so I guess make that Sat then. As said before, I'm keen just got to get my own time organised.
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Follow Up By: Moggs - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 17:36

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 17:36
Hi Crazie, unfortunately we are busy the weekend of the 30/31 July - otherwise would definitely have been up for it.

All good for 23rd trip at Gembrook though. Do we need to put this up as a Tip/Gathering?
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