watagan mountains

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 02, 2001 at 01:00
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me and a friend of mine want to do a day trip to the watagans and having read the write up on this site I believe that it will be relatively easy ... can anybody tell me what we should watch for and what recovery gear we should take ... also does this area get busy around long weekends ...
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Reply By: Mark Callaghan - Wednesday, Jan 03, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 03, 2001 at 01:00
Hi Andrew
The Watagans are a great spot for a day trip. The area is a working forest so always be on the lookout for timber jinkers. The other thing i would suggest is that you watch out for dirt bikes. They are usually pretty good but you never know - I usually stop the first rider to check how many others are following. KEEP YOUR LIGHTS ON AND YOUR EYES OUT. The area gets very slippery when wet due to the soil types. I always suggest that you take whatever recovery gear you have - no good to you at home. .
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Reply By: Narelle - Saturday, Jan 13, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Jan 13, 2001 at 01:00
We have done several trips to the Watagans - most on weekends and yes, we never have it to ourselves. There are lots of trail bikes and a couple of times we have encountered horse riders. Coming from Sydney, we have accessed them from Palmdale and also from Wollombi - the scenery both ways is great. All of the camping areas we have been past on weekends have had people staying in them but I wouldnt call it crowded. A good map to have is the Central Coast Forest Map, available from the State Forests of NSW, Newcastle - tel: 02 4926 5796. It shows all the tracks and lists the various camping/picnic areas. Its about $9 and good to have if you intend to go more than once. Hope this has been helpful. Re: recovery gear - you should always take whatever youve got eg. at least a snatch strap and shackles - the roads are really quite good but I have avoided driving on them in wet weather. Happy travels!
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