Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - April 2019 magazine

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TRIP REPORTS Lerderderg and Wombat Pre-Trip Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24 Tim, Peter L and Martin (on Sunday) pre-tripped Lerderderg and Wombat State Park. Tracks covered included Ratcliffe, Bluegum, Diggers, Amblers Lane and Hayden's Track which, at least in the dry, most members’ vehicles could cover although several are rated difficult . We will cover these again at a later club trip as these are good 4WD tracks. Lloyd Track had ruts that were just too deep and extended hundreds of metres. Trees were so close it was impossible to straddle so we turned back. I have never seen it so dry. The bog holes that the area is famous for were all dry and some were very deep. Full of water and you could easily go wrong.

Peter and a bit of track building in Wombat.

On the Saturday we came across a new dual cab ute that had been hit head-on at a corner on O’Brien’s Rd. Airbags deployed, radiator destroyed. Shortly after we came across the occupants trying to get mobile phone reception. The other vehicle, bull bar equipped, had exchanged details and departed leaving the occupants of the damaged vehicle to fend for themselves.

Goldfields Heritage Trip Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7 By Dot Greiveson Saturday: The trip was held on a lovely weekend in early April. Club members were welcome to come on the Saturday for a tour of the Maldon district. It was wonderful to have Elaine and Phil Milkins able to join us for the weekend. And long time associate Les Ralph also came up. After a lunch of soup and bread, we headed to Carman’s Tunnel on the edge of Maldon, for a tour of the only publicly accessible mine shaft in the area. The tunnel is still in excellent condition, shame it did not produce more than a few ounces of gold, while the North British mine just across the road was one of the richest in what was a very high producing mining area. After the tour we headed up the back tracks of Mount Tarrengower to the recently renovated Fire Tower. In the evening we dined at the Kangaroo, a very popular pub in Maldon, before heading back to the cottage to bed down. 12