We met Richard and Steph from Junee at our second meeting point - Micalong Creek Crossing
Schooner at work clearing a track blockage
Morning Tea - The rest of the guys brew up
Pete - you been followin' Schooner mate ;-)
Broken Cart - there's some fair dinkum ruts up here
Juergen high and dry - both diffs on solid ground and a wheel front and back in the air - a recipe for - "a Recovery!!"
Heave ho fellas
Juergen tackling the ruts - Neil lends a hand down back
Neil feels his way up the best bit - no one side was good - had to start right, and finish left.
Ivan on the ruttiest bit - this is the last time you'll see that sidestep straight - time for some McRae sliders!
KP straddling as he pushes on through - this section was around a blind corner - one minute is nice flat track - next minute, Whoooa ;-))
Al and Julz lose a bit of traction - but they got through ;-)
Richard and Steph
The view as we enter Dubbo Flat - our lunch spot is to the right front.
Looking back over Dubbo Flat as the rest of the convoy sidles up
Our lunch spot - Dubbo Flat below, made a lovely outlook
This crew wasn't with us.. They were intent on digging holes and going swimming....
Neil and Pete (foreground), Ivan and Steve (background) - lunch, and many a good chat - "Shed Nite - KP, did someone say Shed Nite?????"
Schooner and Deb spinning a line to Johnno
Flies?? - No flies on me mate!!!
This tree wasn't down during the recce a couple of weeks before - no option but to go around it.
The afternoon's return included a dusty section of track - where's that Donaldson!
Our detour on the way home was to a favorite - Flea Creek.
The obligatory vehicle line up, afternoon tea, and...
the kids all swam in the creek - Photo: Creek without kids!
The rocks down stream
Another of our favorites - Rangie Hill - since the fires there has been some pine tree removal, and other earthworks. Rangie Hill used to be good fun - especially in a bit of wet - Here, Pete, Steve and Schooner are working out how to get over the earth works
Richard cruises through Vanities Crossing on the way home
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We don't normally get any damage, but this trip saw a couple of incidents:
Neil had a flat - rumour has it that he used a Prado jack to change the wheel - this is yet to be confirmed by Neil ;-)
Schooner had a runin with a tree falling on his bonnet - see text above - note: one broken bonnet protector, two scratches and big frickin dint in the bonnet!!
Ivan did his sidestep in - now in the market for some McRae sliders!