Any photos of your Easter jaunt?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 10:57
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We did a week trip to our folks' winter place at Lightning Ridge. For once we had a great drive around the area. One interesting track (considering that we had 75mm of rain in under an hour two days before) was the Lone Pine Track. It goes from the Castlereagh Highway at Lightning Ridge to Grawin via a dirt road that turns into nothing more than a track. Total touring distance was about a 200km loop. Really great to see lots of red dirt, high temperatures and lots of mud :) It's a very corrugated road..... a real bone rattler!! Good fun to check a track out that no-one other than the locals usually see.

The start of Lone Pine Road at the Castlereagh turnoff at Lightning Ridge













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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:48

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:48
here's some of mine...not sure if the descriptions will come up, but if you click on them they should....

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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:49

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:49
two didn't come up....here they are..

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 12:17

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 12:17
Do you need to be a paid member to post photos..??
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 12:30

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 12:30
no you just need to host them somewhere like on your own webspace or photobucket etc.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:28

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:28
I can't get photos I've posted on Photobucket to apppear here - Photoucket only allows links to an album.

Any tips pls

Mike
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:24

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:24
photobucket is what is hosting the photos below this reply...
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Reply By: Member - Jezza (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 13:13

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 13:13
Went out to Wee Jasper (near Yass NSW) with 2 other couples. Camped on the Micalong Creek, a good time was had by all, especially the kids with the Easter Bunny!! (not sure how posting images will go...?)



Get-together around the campfire.



Careys Caves



Micalong Creek



Easter egg hunt



Goodradigbee River

Cheers,
Jezza
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Follow Up By: rob1 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:19

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 16:19
Hi Jezza,
Looks like a great spot, I'm always looking for new places to go with our kids ( 2 girls 9 & 5) Where exactly is this,(I'm in western Sydney) does it get crowded, obviously OK for camper trailer..

Thanks,
Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Jezza (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:00

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:00
Hi Rob,

Yep, its a very nice spot, first time we have been to it. It was a bit busy over Easter, but I would not say it was crowded - and everyone was courteous and respectful of others. It is an interesting setup, there is a small store/servo/pub, and then within say a 10km radius there are 5 campgrounds - all with some facilities and one with heated showers. There is an onsite ranger to maintain the facilities and collect the camp fees (about $6 per adult per night). Activities include walking tracks, caving, fishing, swimming and laying about doing nothing!

It is mostly sealed roads with some sections of gravel, easy even for 2WD.

Here is a link to a general website about Wee Jasper www.weejasper.org/

Let me know if you want more info.

Cheers,
Jezza
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Follow Up By: Laura B - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:16
We got to Wee jasper every 4 or 5 weeks and love it!!! but we are now over due to go...been 8weeks!!!!

Billy Grace has the best facilities but can get very crouded because it has the flush toilet and ot showers......

Swinging Bridge Reserve is our fave cos no one else stays there...campared to the rest anyway...there are only pit toilets but thats fine!! We go for a dip in Micalong to freshen up....

micalong Creek has showers yeah?? Also has the best black berries!!!!

these are the 3 most popular camp grounds as the other 2 are in the direction of Careys Caves - the tour Guide geoff is an absolute Laugh and a half.... - the first one is right on the edge of one of the arms of the Burrenjuck Dam....which is extremely low!! It was 85% the week b4 xmas and from then till beginning of march they let out 1% / day.....

there is no shade or protection at this and the other one.....

Ever since the owners sold the gen store - the old guy who owns it now is an absolute so and so!!! He is hardly ever open and when he is open for the 2 days a week, its only for a few hours and then shuts again so if you need supplies....Yass is the answer!!!

The road to Tumit is good I think.....If you take the good road....instead of turning lright out of the camp grounds we headed left and it took 3 hrs through the pine forest plantations!!!! Will try the other dirction another day!! Its only 70 odd km!!

Looks like your rugged up Jezza!!!Gets cold hey!!!

No trout mentioned????

The ranger out there was moving to Canberra - his "big smoke" - has he gone yet???he ad been out there for 14 yrs or so.....

Careys caves is a must for the total of $11 for an adult!!

We have done the Xmas tree tour - yet to do the other one......did you know that Careys caves has more in them than Jenolan or Wombean Caves!!! And it isnt as crowded to do a tour....there was only Nathan and my self,his ma and pa and our to girls....The tour was supposed to be for 1.5 hrs and we went for 2.5hrs!!!

Our weekend adventures were out at Yalwal as usual......not another soul in sight...heard a few squeeks over ch 10 but no replys......

Not sure how to get our photos up so if it doesnt work go to my prifile and there are a few odd photos.....

Laura B

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Follow Up By: Laura B - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:28

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:28
If coming from sydney take Yass Valley Way and when you get into Yass you will see an Aboriginal shop on the right whihc has a corner store opposite it....turn left here then left again - so its like a u turn - get to the roundabout and go right - just follow this - ots been tarred a fair way these days so dust isnt to much a prob. its a bmw type of road ..... its 56km from memory.....about $6 a night...for 4 nights its cost 2 adults $51.....our 2 girls are 2 and 8mths so we didnt have to pay for them......

when you get into wee jasper you will have a little resturaunt on the right which has been for sale for yonks and never seen it open.....keep going and te school is on the right.....get to the intersection and turn right.....keep following this ( to go to the caves go left) and at the next intersection turn left again.....Billy Grace is straight away on the right , swinging bridge is another 5km and micalong is another 3 km on after s'bridge....

just be carefull of the sheep.....you are driving through wee jasper station and there are cattle grids everywhere.......and the roos......boody nusence!!

did i mis anything.....????

Laura B
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Follow Up By: rob1 - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 07:58

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 07:58
Thanks for the reply everyone, look forward to checking it out.

Rob
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:45

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:45
Spent Easter with the YP 4WD club playing on googs track and enjoying the Gawler Ranges.



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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:54

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 15:54
Muddy having fun

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Follow Up By: Laura B - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:19

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:19
i live in the wrong state!!!LOL

Laura B
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Reply By: Andrew (Bris) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:27

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:27
Easter at Emu Park 4WD Park with the Qld Nissan Patrol Club.
Photos at andrewpanshin.fotopic.net/c929308.html
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:36

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:36
Is it any wonder you come home with a repair list longer than my driving offences list.
NICE TRACKS AND PHOTO'S, just reaffirms your photographer status on our runs.

Cheers Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Andrew (Bris) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:47

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:47
The photos still don't really show just how rough it was. We only came across the worst of the tracks after dark, and by then we were all more concerned with getting out, not taking photos. When we went back on Monday to try and retrieve our vehicles, there was too much work to be done without worrying about the cameras.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:52

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:52
The photo's show enough hard core terrain for me to understand why you got so much damage.
On another front, do you want me to drop the rear step off Sat AM before I go to Ormeau Gathering?

Regards Trevor.
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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:21

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:21
Murray-Kulkyne state park - our Easter holiday for the past 5 years

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Follow Up By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:30

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 23:30
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