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Pyrenees State Forest

Monday, October 24 - Monday, October 31

Dates: 24/10/22 to 31/10/22 but come and go when it suits you!

Trip Rating Easy to Extreme

Vehicle limit 10 max

Itinerary: TBA; but as a rough idea we will probably head off on the Mon morning travelling via Ararat to Glenpatrick Vic.

The Pyrenees State Forest offers a wide range of driving options from easy forest tracks/roads to some very challenging off road tracks (some tracks are not driveable!). The majority of the more challenging tracks do have alternate routes or the option not to drive but there will be the odd tracks where you will need to commit as there will be no option to bail once you are on the track.

We may also take a drive across to Mt Cole State Forest as well and check out the tracks there also.

Driving options are weather dependent so we will need to make it up as we go to some extent.

To mix it up a bit there we will also save a day or so for some non-driving activities.

The Pyrenees is well known wine region so we will certainly do some wineries.

The 120th rally of the Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Assoc is on the 29th & 30th Oct. For those who don’t know this event it features a host old vintage steam equipment as well as stationary engines and a wide range of collections of vintage ‘stuff’. We will certainly visit this on the Sat and possibly the Sun as well for those who didn’t get enough the first day.

Fuel: Fuel is normally readily available along the highway and Ararat; also at Avoca which is approx. 30km from Glenpatrick.

Water: Rainwater is available at the campground.

Food: Ideally you will need enough food to last the majority of the week. We will most likely pass thru Avoca at some point during the week or you can do a run into Ararat to stock up if need be sometime during the week.

Camping: There is a large camping area at Glenpatrick that we stay at. There is a decent shelter there with a fireplace if the weather is lousy and flushing toilets. No showers. Suitable for campers or caravans.

Donation to cover camping (nom $10/night) and help with facilities etc.

Plenty of wood in the forest for fires.

Vehicle Requirements: All terrain tyres in good condition will be required as a min.

A lift would be an advantage but not essential. If you do not have a lift and you choose to drive some of these tracks you will most likely damage your car in some way.

UHF radio fitted in the car.

Recovery points and equipment.

A winch would be a definite advantage but not essential.

Min one spare tyre and tyre repair kit. Compressor etc.

What I need from you: If you are interested in coming along pls put your name on the trip sheet or register via the website.

If you have any concerns regarding the trip, your vehicle setup or your skill level etc pls discuss with me prior to registering your interest.


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Monday, October 24
Monday, October 31
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Pyrenees State Forest
Victoria Australia


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