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R.Pepper – Treks 14 & 15 - Around Anglesea

  • 9 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10 Feb 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Anglesea
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Robert Pepper’s 4wd Treks Close To Melbourne – Treks 14 & 15 - Around Anglesea 

Description:   Robert Pepper's 4WD Treks close to Melbourne. Treks number 14 & 15. Base camp weekend (2 night camp: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th) near Anglesea, toilets and area large enough for camper trailers. Campsites will be un-powered bush sites with basic amenities (drop toilets) bring the family and enjoy driving the magnificent Otway National Park with stunning views from the Great Ocean Road coastline. (Actual campsite TBA). BYO drinking water.

Trek 14 - "The Otways" Saturday - 9.02.19 - A trip in and out of the Otway's forest and bush areas from the Great Ocean Road. Departing from Anglesea town centre at 9am and concluding in Lorne in the late afternoon. Finally a quick (30min) trip back up the GOR back to camp in Anglesea. The trip will contain some sandy and steeper sections but overall difficulty is medium. 

For the full trek details view the PDF excerpt from Roberts book at the link below

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CKuNI2U3la-z9M6wwglLElYeP8tXmlvh

Trek 15- "Inland From Anglesea" Sunday 10.02.19 - Heading north from Anglesea through the lush bushland of Anglesea Heath. Concluding in Winchelsea in the early afternoon for lunch. Return to camp in Anglesea before heading home late afternoon. Driving is mostly forest and unsealed roads and is considered medium difficulty with the occasion rutted section; but should be quite dry at this time of year. 

For the full trek details view the PDF excerpt from Roberts book at the link below

https://drive.google.com/open?id=122BZexAE3OIrlCjXQIQ7feeuLY0oMyHA

Weather:  Coastal area, can be windy and likely to be hot and sunny. Sun protection and good hydration essential.

Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability, good all-terrain tyres, standard ground clearance and  UHF radio equipped ( or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried. Will likely air up and down a couple of times, air compressor recommended.

Trip Standard: Medium - some steep, low-range hill climbs and some sandy tracks!

Fuel: Full tank of fuel ex Anglesea. Approximately 114kms from Melbourne. Plenty of opportunities to fill up in Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea and surrounding areas during the weekend.   

Distance:  Trek 14 = 74kms, mostly high range driving with sections of low range.  Trek 15 = 50kms, mostly high range driving with sections of low range.

Duration: 2 days

Convoy limit: 10 vehicles  

Meeting arrangements:  Plan to arrive Friday afternoon/evening for a 9am departure from Anglesea near the Post Office in town. Same goes for Sunday. We will aim to finish about 4.00pm in Anglesea   

Trip Leaders:  Trek 14 Saturday - Cory Keating 0499 101 838 corytkeating@gmail.com Trek 15 Sunday - Paul Wood 0419 366 897 paulwoodbiz@gmail.com

Trek Managers: Jo Thyer 0411 028 090 jo@tmn.com.au and Kenny Macleod 0421 952 540 kenny@scotel.com



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