Date and time: 9:00 am, Saturday 15th January to 4:00 pm, Sunday 16th January
This trip will be predicated on their being enough interest at short notice
NB: Current COVID requirements will apply. All participants must have no COVID symptoms and show proof of double vaccination before the start of the trip.
This trip will start at Skipworth Reserve on Saturday morning and follow some of the tracks over Mt Terrible, into the Big River Valley and on to Matlock.
We will then drop down into the Jordan River Valley and head toward Aberfeldy, before stopping overnight at O’Tooles campground.
On day 2 we will explore some of the old gold diggings and relics around Store Point before making our way south to Walhalla where the trip will finish on Sunday afternoon.
Please contact your trip leader if you are unsure of any of the above requirements for this trip.
Weather: We will visit some high country peaks, but camp in valleys, so bring appropriate clothing, footwear and camping gear. Review the Alpine weather forecast leading up to the trip – it is Melbourne..
Equipment: Below are the recommended vehicle requirements. If you are not sure if you vehicle is suitable for a trip, please have a chat with the trip leader.
Good off-road tyres (All Terrain - light truck construction, 60 profile recommended as a minimum - no road tyres), UHF radio (or one borrowed from the club), a well-maintained vehicle with low range (or equivalent), good ground clearance (200mm recommended as a minimum), recovery points, standard recovery gear including dampener, rated snatch strap and shackles, shovel. Drivers must have completed the RRCV club training or equivalent.
Additional Equipment required: Camping gear food and drinking water for 2 days / 1 night in the bush. Clothing for wet and cold conditions. Morning tea and lunches will be in the bush each day – byo simple, “on the move” lunches and morning teas (byo thermos).
No camper trailers, pets or firearms
Trip Standard: Medium/Hard - some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks and river crossings.
Fuel: a full tank ex Mansfield
Distance: Approx. distance from Mansfield to Skipworth 45 Km, Skipworth to Walhalla is approximately 160 Km of mainly low range driving and Walhalla to Moe is 50 Km.
Duration: 2 days
Convoy limit: 10 vehicles
Meeting arrangements: We will meet at the Skipworth Campground, which is on the Mansfield Woods Point Road, 10 Km from Jamieson for a 9.00 am departure. We will aim to finish before 4.00pm on Sunday in Walhalla.
Trip Leader: Graeme Carter Members click here for contact details