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Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic

  • 19 Oct 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 20 Oct 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Orbost or Buchan
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Far East Gippsland Track Clearing with Parks Vic 

Date and time:  8:00 am Saturday, October 19, 2019

Description:  We will again be assisting Parks Victoria Rangers with track clearing and track assessments.  Tracks will be within the Snowy Rover NP, Errinundra NP and Alpine NPs.  We will be travelling in remote mountains and bush with Parks Vic Rangers.  This is a marvellous opportunity to experience some remote corners of Gippsland, assist Parks Vic and learn about how the bush is managed.

Dinner on Saturday night will be hosted by Parks Vic.

Trip run in conjunction with the Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria and the Pajero 4WD Club.

Final information to be advised closer to the date.

No pets as we will be travelling in National Parks.  No Trailers permitted.

Accommodation: Bush Camp on Saturday night at McKillops Bridge.  Friday night your choice depending on meeting place.

Weather:  We have had wet weather and snow in the past, so please bring clothing and camping gear suitable for the conditions.

Equipment:  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried.

Additional Equipment required:  Camping gear, food and water for the weekend. .  Clothing for wet and cold conditions.  Saturday night dinner to be catered for by Parks Vic. 

Leather gloves, saws, crowbar, shovel and drag chain

If you have completed the Chainsaw Training Course please bring your chainsaw together with all safety equipment including chaps, steel toe capped boots, helmet, goggles and ear muffs. Vehicles with winches encouraged although not compulsory. People required with chainsaws as well as those to clear timber from the tracks.

Trip Standard:  Tracks medium rated with possible hard sections.

Fuel:  A full tank ex Orbost or Buchan

Distance:  250km Orbost to Orbost

Duration:  Weekend

Convoy limit: 5 vehicles

Meeting Arrangements:  Meeting places are to be advised but usually 08:00 AM at Orbost, Goongerah Camp Ground and McKillops Bridge Camp Ground

Maximum Vehicles: 5

Trip Leader:   John and Prue Hasler.  Ph 0439 890 688 Email:  p.thwait@bigpond.net.au

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