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Jamieson to Walhalla

  • 11 Feb 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12 Feb 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Jamieson, Matlock, Walhalla
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Jamieson to WalhallaTrip 

Date and time:  9:00 am, Saturday 11th February to 4:00 pm, Sunday 12th February

Description:  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 Little O’Tooles campground.

On day 2 we will explore some of the tracks leading to Mt Useful before heading to the old gold diggings and relics around Store Point and then making our way south to Walhalla where the trip will finish on Sunday afternoon.

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 Leaders: Graeme Carter


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