Blue Rag Track

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 12:50
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went along blue rag track over easter for those interested it does not stop at the plateau,where everyone stops for photos etc, but continues further down to the valley and stream below has a small camp area at the bottom while steep can be travelled in a standard pajero/prado with road tyres
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:37

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:37
And where might the 'blue rag' track be ?
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:45

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 13:45
Kiwi Kia,

One of the best views and tracks in the Vic High Country.

Blue Rag


Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:08

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:08
Thanks Wayne,
Guess I should have checked out ExplorOz first. If you are not a local some posts about interesting places to visit don't mean much if they do not have at least a reference to which state they in.

Looks like I have been past the start of that track on my to Omeo a couple of years ago.
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Follow Up By: Moose - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:11

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:11
G'day Wayne
Was running a club trip over Easter and Terry and Lyn had good things to say about you.
Just as well they come on my Easter trips because their vehicle usually has some sort of issue and it then gets fixed before they head off with you on a major tour. Had a radiator problem again this year!
I also found out it was you that helped out a group on the Canning last year when their Kimberly Karavan had a few suspension issues and a bent stub axle. I know the owner of said KK.
Cheers from the Moose
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:26

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:26
Moose,

Small world.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 21:19

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 21:19
This video may spoil it for some.
Blue rag track
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Reply By: madcow - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:56

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 14:56
It'd be interesting to drop down there after the rain this morning!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 15:59

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 15:59
It's been a few years since I have been down there and I don't remember it being so steep that is wasn't doable.
We saw on a map that the track went further than the trig point and there was a group blocking the track having morning tea. I remember this fat bloke in a GQ wasn't keen on closing his rear door so we all started squeezing past between his door and the group sitting in their chairs. They didn't like that lol!

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Reply By: StormyKnight - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 16:54

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 16:54
Yep the track itself shouldn't be used as a car park afterall!

Anyway, went to the high country, wasn't able to get to blue rag, however we did find an 'interesting' track.

Kings Plain Track which is off Davies Plain Track down to the Murray River. In fact when we saw the sign 'dry weather only' we thought 'why'?

As it turned out yes it was suitable for dry weather only. It was steep, rocky with tree roots & heaps of bulldust which would have turned to instant mud with any sort of moisture. Huge contour banks that had evidence of failed attemps to climb as they had big chunks taken out of then from spinning wheels. The effect is that it makes the countour bank a lot steeper which threatened to rip off my side boards on several occasions. Still a very enjoyable 1/2 hr down & 1/2 back up again.

I recomend a little lift & some off road tyres for this track.

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Follow Up By: George_M - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 17:26

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 17:26
Shhhhhhhhh!

Don't tell anyone:-)
Come any closer and I'll rip your throat out!

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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 17:59

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 17:59
The last time I was down there on a weekend in June, it snowed. Had to put chains on to get out.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 19:22

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 19:22
Tony,

Are you sure you were there in June.

The Davies Plain track is closed from May 1st until December 1st


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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 21:39

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008 at 21:39
Yep, the road closed on the 30th June.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 21:41

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008 at 21:41
Took a friend down there with thier TVan a while back. The 03 fires certainly cleared that area out. I hope there is a bit more shade now!

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