Off Road weekend - New Years Weekend - Maryborough.

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Off Road weekend - New Years Weekend - Maryborough.

Post by kw573 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi members,

I am planning a weekend of forestry roads and tracks west of Maryborough, S.E.Qld on 1st/2nd/3rd of January, 2021.
Plans yet to be confirmed, though a Friday morning start from Wongi Waterholes camp site (camp there on Thursday night?) followed by 3 days of a wide variety of roads, tracks and medium to heavy 4WD-ing (with some local history thrown in) is the plan.

Camping will probably be without any facilities Friday night and Saturday night, finishing the weekend at Childers.
Due to the remote and confusing nature of the roads and tracks, definite convoy rules will apply, be prepared for this.

Please contact me for further details.

Look out for updates in C/R or Facebook.

Sam Scholz.
1942 Script GPW (Daily driver).
Willys MB.
2 x Diamond T 969.
Kenworth M1A1 Heavy Wrecker.
3ton GS (Blitz) Trailer.
150gal water tanker trailer.


kw573
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Re: Off Road weekend - New Years Weekend - Maryborough.

Post by kw573 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:35 pm

Hi members,

'Wongi and Westward' has morphed into a weekend of day trips from a base camp.
The base camp will now be at the North Aramara Hall, north of Aramara (D'uh!), it is about 45kms west of Maryborough off the Biggenden road. Facilities are, at this stage, toilets, large gently sloping grassed camping area, tank (washing) water and an undercover lit meeting area. Fires may or may not be permitted depending on prevailing conditions.

Arrive from Thursday pm and stay as late as Monday morning, approx 10am. Camping is free for members, families and guests. We'll be away all day on Friday and Saturday (bring smokos and lunch, a chair if you wish), but Sunday will be a morning trip for those who need to leave at lunchtime, then an afternoon trip for those who have not yet had enough. Members are free to join/leave the weekend from the base camp. Please note that it would be risky to leave the convoy mid-trip due to the confusing nature of the roads and tracks in the areas we are venturing into. You could get lost for hours!

Vehicles must be registered and drivers licensed. The driving will vary from 40kph gravel roads to low-low scratching and scraping up long steep climbs. The worst climb can be by-passed. Covid plans will depend on the restrictions in place at the time. "Drop-off" convoy rules will apply, please be ready for this. A UHF radio would be very helpful. To help with organization, could you please give me a call if you are planning to attend some or all of the weekend. I was unable to get this update in the Nov. C/R. Trip number is 1983.

More updates will be posted here as needed.

Thanks.
Sam Scholz.
1942 Script GPW (Daily driver).
Willys MB.
2 x Diamond T 969.
Kenworth M1A1 Heavy Wrecker.
3ton GS (Blitz) Trailer.
150gal water tanker trailer.

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