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mr_mike
06-07-2011, 06:29 PM
I'm keen to organise a trip down south to Dardanup,Harvey,Brunswick kinda area in the 4b's, i dont know the area all that well so unless someone else is wanting to lead i was just gonna follow the Louge Brook to Harvey route in the 4wd Days Out Of Perth book.

This is a very tame route but given the amount of rain recently there will still be a bit of mud about and there is always side tracks that can be a bit more challenging.

Date is open to suggestions but i am lookin to do it in 3-4 weeks time so should be plenty of notice for those wanting to come along.

Everyone with a 4wd is welcome, as i said the track is pretty tame so long as you dont mind getting ur vehicle dirty then you wont have any trouble.
Only requirement is that you have at least one recovery point. Just in case, i am happy and confident enough to snatch anyone out of a puddle but I will not do it if it cannot be done safely. So either a proper rated front recovery point or a reece hitch or a tounge type towbar with the tow ball itself removed for a rear recovery.
A UHF either in car on hand held is always helpful as well.

So who's keen and when?

mike

mys1
06-07-2011, 06:42 PM
Yeah I'm keen, I'll take the Old mans Challenger out for a bash Im a little touch and go with dates, but give some options and Ill try and suit!

DanWA
06-07-2011, 06:45 PM
I'll bring the pootrol out for this since the gutlux doesnt have a UHF

Pretty local for me, i can lead through Wellington/Dardanup area to

If anyone into some serious shit, i can bring some mates

1cut808
06-07-2011, 06:54 PM
We'll be in, just aslong as it falls on my days off...

devilfish
06-07-2011, 07:02 PM
i'm in if my front locker is fixed in time...

cactus
06-07-2011, 07:05 PM
would be keen to whore...

mr_mike
06-07-2011, 07:16 PM
I'll bring the pootrol out for this since the gutlux doesnt have a UHF

Pretty local for me, i can lead through Wellington/Dardanup area to

If anyone into some serious shit, i can bring some mates


That would be awesome if you could Dan, i'm studying my Tracks and Trails book at the mo trying to work out a route and have PM'd the dude who lead the Dardanup->Brunswick run last weekend on Perth4x4 to see if he is willing to share any of his knowledge.
I'm keen to hit some more challenging stuff but so long as everyone can get through or around it should be cool.

TargaHatch
06-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Could be pretty keen, are you thinking day trip or a night camping as well?

mr_mike, the run your mentioning that the guys from Perth4X4 did last week, is that the Hellfire trail they were talking about?

mr_mike
06-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Nah as far as i know Hellfire is Steelys secret track somewhere not to far from metro area.
There is a couple pics posted of the Dardanup to Brunswick trip tho looked pretty muddy.

kalais6
06-07-2011, 09:47 PM
Could be a go, have a few mates would probably be keen too - I'm heading to Lake Navarino this weekend camping so will be good to see what the area is like.

jnr
06-07-2011, 10:20 PM
would be keen for the 24th july

evoeata
07-07-2011, 03:40 AM
Yeah I'll be keen if I'm on break.

2LV8ETR
07-07-2011, 05:59 PM
I'll be watching for dates. Would more than likely have a few mates who'll be keen.

MrSparkle
07-07-2011, 09:06 PM
I will be keen for it as long as i am home from site and stuff.

coucheee
08-07-2011, 12:26 PM
Keen as but won't be in Perth for a couple of weeks

miss_petepie
08-07-2011, 01:55 PM
im keen! fine for any weekend :)

mys1
08-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Hrmmm, evo on tall springs with rally tyres would be interesting...

Lozzle
08-07-2011, 03:48 PM
Dibs on a seat in the troll if I'm allowed Mike n Pete :)

Butcher
08-07-2011, 04:54 PM
seems like it could be a pretty big convoy.

mr_mike
08-07-2011, 05:35 PM
hmm yeh might have to put a vehicle limit on it or its gonna be a shit fest with 20 odd rigs tryin to hack thru the bush.

eScoRt20
08-07-2011, 08:25 PM
keen for a day trip, but can i suggest minimum A/T tyres?

mr_mike
08-07-2011, 08:46 PM
yeh might be a big greasy for HT tyres, tho depends where we end up going, i have heard the 4wd Days Out of Perth trip you can pretty much do in a 2wd vehicle.

MrSparkle
08-07-2011, 08:54 PM
What do you have in mind for this trip? ie difficulty level?

I'm keen to know more about the destinations you have in mind. Harvey etc can be pretty darn difficult. Will I be the only one keen to dent stuff? Or we going to be looking at wildflowers and "scenery" while enjoying the clear country air and commenting on how dark it is when everyone tunes off their lights?

mr_mike
08-07-2011, 08:58 PM
To be honest Shane i really dont know where we going i'm still trying to gather info and sus that out.
I can assure you i will be more than keen to try the harder stuff and am not shy about smashing panels as i am looking for an excuse to cut the back end up and make my patrol a dual cab.
Atm i am just using the Louge Brook to Harvey day trip as a rough guide on direction i wanna head.

MrSparkle
08-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Cool, Keep us posted dude.

eScoRt20
08-07-2011, 09:22 PM
yeh might be a big greasy for HT tyres, tho depends where we end up going, i have heard the 4wd Days Out of Perth trip you can pretty much do in a 2wd vehicle.

there was a land rover forum trip a couple of weeks ago, they required a front and rear tow point, and minimum A/T tyres, and that kept them outta trouble on some pretty difficult looking tracks.

mr_mike
08-07-2011, 10:17 PM
Been studying my Tracks and Trails book and have a rough direction worked out. I have no idea what these tracks are like in my book they are marked as "minor trails" so this means uneven single lane.
General idea is we will go from Dwellingyup head north east before looping around and heading south east cross over Pinjarra Williams rd and following tracks till we hit the Murray river, then follow the Murray river back up North East towards Baden Powell and finishing in Dwellingyup.

Estimating about a 200km trip from Dwellingyup but will have a closer estimate once i map it out properly what tracks to take.

devilfish
10-07-2011, 10:09 AM
i know a few hardcore tracks in that area ;)

gt86wa
10-07-2011, 11:06 AM
I done the dwellingup trip last week, pretty much straight out of the 4wd days out of perth book. Its very wet and slippery there at the moment, some good tracks oppisite baden powell day use area too

mr_mike
10-07-2011, 11:41 AM
which trip was it you done?

gt86wa
10-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Cant remember what it was called in the book off the top of my head, my mate had the book and was just following his directions.
Basically just started off on Dingo road onto the fawcett track (can also get on via Dawn Creek rd), and followed that up the river checking out other tracks along the way for a good couple of hours worth
Then before we left did the tracks oppisite Baden Powell area, there easy to see from the main road.

Fukushima
10-07-2011, 02:01 PM
I'd be keen to bring the suzuki out if its as tame as you're suggesting

It's the missus daily so bending panels would be the end of me.

miss_petepie
10-07-2011, 05:54 PM
we did captain fawcetts last sunday and had some decent mud sections but mostly single trail gravel roads. found some cool camping spots along the murray. stopped at logue brook for a look around and its so low :(

eScoRt20
10-07-2011, 10:11 PM
would there be any water crossings? i don't like water crossings.

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TargaHatch
10-07-2011, 11:19 PM
I don't mind scratches and panel damage but as above can't do water crossings.

devilfish
10-07-2011, 11:33 PM
there is always a way round...... most of the time.

mr_mike
11-07-2011, 09:06 AM
Yeh I'm not all that keen on deep water crossings anyway, petrol engine and no snorkel so I do try to avoid them

1cut808
11-07-2011, 12:45 PM
Ahh don't be scared!!

This is the level of Pascoe Rd crossing now... Will be lower if the rain holds off by the time this trip hits it's straps...

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DT95WA
11-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Keen as fuck to head out with a group. but 2/1 makes it hard to plan anything. im home on the 27th of this month

mr_mike
11-07-2011, 06:17 PM
i might be heading down to Harvey with the Patrol club on the 31st so thinkin i will log their trip then repeat it early next month.
Least that way I will know where to go and hopefully lead a good trip rather than blindly lead a group into the bush.

Bombaman
14-07-2011, 12:19 PM
@ATTNSEEKR - Keen to whore Adam :D

devilfish
14-07-2011, 01:05 PM
my locker parts will be installed in 2 weeks time keen after that..

DT95WA
28-07-2011, 10:14 AM
any updates?

Shauno
28-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Fitting xrox and 12000 lb winch AM KEEN

mr_mike
28-07-2011, 01:19 PM
Sorry been super slack lately. Goin to Harvey with patrol club on Sunday open invite if keen.
Then I'm off over east 2 weeks after that so won't be till after that.