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Re-scheduled base camp - Snakes Reserve campground,Goulburn River

  • 27 Nov 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • 28 Nov 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Goulburn River- Jamieson
  • 5


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Re-scheduled from cancelled trip

due to inclement weather

Snakes Reserve campground, Jamieson - base camp

Date and time:  27/28 November 2021 - 9:00 am

Description:  Base camp at the Parks Victoria, Snakes Reserve campground on the Goulburn River, approximately 30 km south of Jamieson on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road from mid  afternoon Friday  to Sunday afternoon. This trip provides the opportunity for members wishing to take their families, with good access for caravans and  camper trailers, as the Snakes Reserve  campground is a large,  open  grassed area, set up with good drop toilets and fireplaces. The last 15 km of the Mansfield- Woods Point Road before the campground is unsealed.  Whilst the campground is on the Goulburn River, drinking water is to be carried into the campground. The campground is the pick of all of the campgrounds along the Goulburn River. Whilst there  is no mobile reception at this campground, there is reception approximately 5km back towards  Jamieson and once up on the higher ground.

There will be two  trips over the weekend.  One trip will be over Mount Terrible at 1316m, with great views over  the high country.  This trip will be in the reverse direction to that undertaken on previous trips out of the Skipworth campground, commencing with a climb up Moonlight Spur Track and descending down Poletti Track back to the Mansfield - Woods Point Road. The second trip will be over Mount Matlock at 1377m travelling through Woods Point, then  travelling over Corn Hill at 1325m,  back onto the Mansfield- Woods Point Road.  This trip  commences  with a climb up the historic German Spur Track, which was the original route to Woods Point in the horse and cart days with many sign- posted historic sites.

The Rooftop's Jamieson- Licola  Adventure Map  indicates the locations of the trips.

The club's designated area within the campgound will be set up from mid  afternoon on the Friday.

Weather: Alpine environment, potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing, footwear and camping equipment.

Equipment: Vehicles are to have low range 4WD capability, good ground clearance (minimum 200mm recommended) , good all-terrain tyres (minimum 60 profile recommended) and  a  UHF radio.  A second spare should be carried. Usual recovery gear is to be carried.

Trip Standard: Medium to hard depending on dryness of tracks, with some steep, low-range hill climbs and descents, some rocky tracks and some 2WD forest roads. 

Fuel:  a full tank ex Mansfield.   Approximate distance from Melbourne CBD is 275 km.

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles

Covid -19 requirements:All participants are required to be double vaccinated.  Formal verification will be required prior to the trip.  Covid safe practices are to be followed..

Trip Leader: Graeme Allen on  0477 488 434 or email at graeme.allen86@gmail.com.



Day 1. 5 vehicles. Left camp 9.10. Morning tea at junction German Spur Track and Woods Point Rd at 10.30. Track steep until onto ridge. Good condition. Old Coach Rd to Woods Point. Dearlove Track to Mt Matlock for lunch. CornHill Rd to Corn Hill.  Great views towards Mt Terrible.   Gaffneys Creek Track down to Woods Point Rd.  Break at Gaffneys Creek and then back to camp at 3.30.  Gaffneys Creek Tk steep down but in good condition. 63 km.  All tracks dry.

Day 2. 4 vehicles.  1 vehicle engine problems  (Hawkes) so went home.  Moonlight Spur Tk steep but very good condition.  Morning tea at Mt Terrible Sth.  11.00 at Mt Terrible. Lunch at Skipworth campground. 35 km to Skipworth. Trip finished .  All tracks dry.

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