High Country

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:16
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Experienced at 4wd. Any problems with O/R trailer on Davies Plains and Cobberras tracks. Is there a web site for up to date weather in high Country
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:34

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:34
Refer to recent Thread #90589
Given the current weather and the rain that is still falling in that general area, I would say that it is not advisable.
And even if the weather is reasonable, IMHO a C/T is not appropriate for the Cobberas due to the track damage towing will cause.
The BoM Vic 7 day rural towns forecast is pretty reasonable with a number of locations in the general area
Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:41

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:41
Agree with Andrew.

We went through there before the rain and I wouldn't have taken one then. After the rain it could be worse and towing will make it more so.

Phil
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Reply By: garrycol - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 15:02

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 15:02
Agree completely with respect to the wet - could be an issue with a trailer.

I have seen plenty of trailers up there in the dry though the track is narrow - you need to know how to back up. I will not back up if there is a risk to my car just because the other driver says he cannot back because he has a trailer - tuff.

However common sense does apply - if I can back I will but not at the expense of my car.

Garry
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 17:47

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 17:47
The difficulty with the weather in the High Country is the forecast may say scattered showers yet you could get 40mm of rain in some places & 200mm of snow on the peaks & that's in summer! Likewise on one side of the divide it could rain & get nothing on the other. It's simply too unpredictable to be sure.
When towing it's best to avoid steep or boggy tracks (like the 2 you're looking at) camping at easy to reach base locations (like Limestone Creek for example) then do day loops on the more difficult runs. The BOM site will give you a rough idea but with few weather observation sites close to the remote areas it's often suck it & see.
I wouldn't tow on the Cobbera's track.
Cheers Craig..............
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Reply By: tuck - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 18:03

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 18:03
Thanks for the info
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