A great day out with the convoy

Submitted: Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 00:34
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Well we finally got together for our little jaunt over to Mt Skene (all barring truckster who's parole fell through DOH!).
met in Mansfield then later at jamieson for some more and took off into them thar hills up to 1570metres to top of Mt Skene enjoying some scenic snow up there and a little detour to a hut for lunch then down via a side track with a few muddy tracks and river crossings thrown in for good measure.
All made it over and down with no dramas and hopefully home and now sleeping soundly.
No club , No expectation No bloody worries.

Rigs included
(correct me if needed)

nissan navara (of course)
Nissan patrol
Nissan patrol(safari)
Ford maverick/patrol
Toyota landcruiser wagon
Jeep cherokee

my site has a few pics (nothing special ((my site that is )).)
http://toonfishreport.tripod.com/1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Reply By: mcboom - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 08:23

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 08:23
Thanks for the great day out guys. Bit of everything thrown in and great company ! Those who didn't come missed out. Whens the next one ?
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Reply By: wazza - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:38

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:38
got to love the view from the dunny up there!!
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Follow Up By: wazza - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:41

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:41
hmmm, dunno why that didn't work. Yes i do, it's cos i use a crappy free site provider!! I'll try again...

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Follow Up By: wazza - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:53

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 14:53
Oh well, maybe works without using the links:

http://www.geocities.com/cruiserpics/pics/misc/mtskenehutdunny02.JPG
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:36

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:36
You cant link images from Geocities. Not for around 2 yrs now :(
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Follow Up By: Luke - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:29

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:29
That's one nice pic of the dunny wazza!

...just glad you dodn't get it with me on it!! :red:

:-D
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:35

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 19:35
howdy all glad you had a great day out wazza the dunny is obviously to contemplate the view while going about thew biz instead of worrying about water crossings on the way down
steveits arrived just got to get photo and download
only 35 sleeps to go then off nth to darwin yeah
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 23:11

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 23:11
Sorry I couldn't make it. WORK, the most offensive of all four letter words!!! Next time....
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Reply By: kezza - Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 23:30

Monday, Jul 07, 2003 at 23:30
Ah! you guys make me envious.

My first visit to Mt Skene was in 1978 on a motorbike -totally blew me away - it was a perfect autumn day - sunny - not a breath of wind.
Continued to visit up until 1991 had some great chicken and beer lunches up there, - the amazing thing is that I never ran into anybody else up there, and most times had perfect weather, not many people knew about the place. One of the more interesting trips was when we got a toyota corona further up through the snow than we could get a 60 series landcruiser,
No slur on the landcruiser - it was just too heavy for the conditions and the corona just kept on slipping its way up the hill.

I was really liucky in those days - a mate had a shack near the Kevington Pub and we'd stay there for ages after the fruit season in central victoria finished, we'd spend most of our time exploring a 200 km radius with the odd trip to dargo hotham and Mt. buller areas I still think that area has THE best offroading and scenic places in Australia,

I hope we never lose access to some of those places.

I was planning a trip there in May this year till the drought and the bush fires took their toll - so I went to the Simpson desert instead - probably saw more water in the desert than I would have in the high country anyway.
Any how thought Id share my appreciation of the place, I really miss the grandeur and isolation I felt up there. Ive since found similar places but they are rare.

kezza
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 00:01

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 00:01
I agree with how you feel ,there are a few places like that for me as wellmostly memories of hiking and such but in the mountains and sometimes just the beauty and solitude is just getting harder to achieve.
Plenty of huts around up there sometimes need a point in the right direction.
We werent alone up there a nice set of rigs with bead lockers and mickey thompson baja claws looked ready to tackle anything up there ,
i reckon they would look a treat on the navara, lol
I'm a bit worried how much the handbrake liked Wozza's cruiser but?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
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Reply By: wazza - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 14:40

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 14:40
A couple more pics....

http://www.geocities.com/cruiserpics/mtskene_july_2003/

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Follow Up By: Luke - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:38
Hey wazza - nice pics :-D

...thanks for the waypoint! :-)
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 18:09

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2003 at 18:09
gday toonfish.
was a top day wasnt it had a ball.
cant wait to do it again.new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Reply By: Luke - Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:32

Wednesday, Jul 09, 2003 at 20:32
Hey everybody - great day!

Hayley and I had a blast......can't wait for the next one!

...pics coming - gotta get a new CF reader for this machine :(

...old serial camera :) - no USB
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 12:40

Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 12:40
Hi Luke,

I have just purchased a USB CF Reader for under $30 from Mittoni PTY LTD. Also got a 256MB CF Card for only $97.00 from them. Freight was only $6.36.

Details are

www.mittoni.com.au
sales@mittoni.com.au
Phone: 03 95606100
402 Ferntree Gully Rd
Notting Hill

Just Do It!

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Follow Up By: Luke - Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 20:40

Thursday, Jul 10, 2003 at 20:40
Hey Glen - thanks for the tip!

USB CF Reader under $30 bucks sounds great! I'll be sure to look into it!

Cheers,

Luke.
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