High country track closures

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:37
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Hi everyone,

I'm aware of the seasonal track closures in the vic High country. But I am just wondering if anyone knows of an up to date site which lists any tracks which may close earlier?

I'm heading up for the long weekend..............along with the rest of victoria.........
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:46

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:46
some tracks are already closed, can remember seeing May dates on a few signs, the Davies Plain track was one of the fist to be closed from memory.
do a search on the vic NP site it should tell you.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:44

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:44
Hey Peter did you do a Davies Plain trip in the Hummer on ANZAC Day weekend??

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:31

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:31
Yes I was travelling with a 79 series with a trayon and a beige 60 series, we came up through Limestone crk on to the Davies Plain and then through to Tom Groggin.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:36

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:36
You pulled into Davies Plain Hut, saw the size of the group we had there and buggered off before I got a look at your rig.

I was just wandering over to say g'day to you and you did a u-ey and bolted. I didn't think I was that scarey.

Did you have a good trip? We went the opposite way - Tom Groggin to Omeo.

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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:00
We had spent the last 10 days by ourselves, had hardly seen anyone else for days, too many people at the hut so we decided to keep going, ended up at buckwong crk for the night as we had to be back in sydney the night after.
Had a slight problem the next morning as the bush rats had a good feed under the bonnets overnight, didn't like the Humvee much but the 6 week old 79 series needed a bit of repair work before we got going again, it will bear some of the scars to the grave ;-))
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Reply By: Tim (vic) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 20:23
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:46

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:46
the parks site is ok, but its never updated in time for long weekend.

Some tracks are already closed!
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Reply By: Mr Z - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:09

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:09
is there any other site's?

also does anyone know if lovicks hut has been re-built?
last time i was there it was just a few stumps in the ground

thanks
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:48

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:48
Nope. Long project that one.

Hasn't moved much and won't now until winter. I thing the Bluff track past Lovick's has already closed for the year.

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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:04

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:04
Clear Hills Track from the Monument Tk Turnoff to the Circuit Road is closed from 1st May - psss.
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Reply By: Mr Z - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 21:00

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 21:00
thanks for the info.

who else is heading up that way over the long weekend?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:41

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 22:41
Im leading a club trip up there :(

I hate crowds.
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Follow Up By: Mr Z - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:44

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:44
how many in your group? and where are you heading truckster?

we're leaving thursday night to try and get a bit of a head start. But I'm guessing a few people will be doing the same :(
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:54

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:54
no point trying to beat crowds, some are already up there now. just take it in the date, and as it comes really..

Hoping the freezing weather keeps lots away, but 100% there will be lots o snow up there :D:D:D:D

yes Im leading the club trip up there, probably 8 odd trucks, find out tonight
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Reply By: Member - Des - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 11:06

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 11:06
It is usually wise to ring the rangers at the appropriate office (Heyfield, Omeo, Bright, etc) before you go. Allow a bit of time for them to ring you back because they might not be in the office for days at a time. You really need to speak to the field staff: the office staff usually have no idea, and the Parks Vic info line is worse than useless.

There is often a long delay before info is posted on the Parks Vic web site. For example a track might be blocked by a rockfall, or construction works, or whatever, for weeks or months before anyone in Parks Vic/DSE head office is notified.
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