Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - August 2019 magazine

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TRIP REPORTS The “NOT� Mount Terrible Snow Trip By Rick Koster When the winter season approached there was the anticipation of being able to go and enjoy some fun 4WDing in the snow. As the days, weeks and months passed we waited for a favorable snow report to arrive so we could get out on the tracks. That opportunity finally came in August and, after some discussions, the feelers were put out for interested snow seekers and a convoy of three vehicles was formed. It was good to have one of our newer members, Nicholas, come along in his Outback. We arranged to meet at Warburton at 9.00ish to get away by 9.30. Once we had all arrived and got organized we hit the road heading through Warburton towards Reefton. At Reefton we turned left to begin the 20+ kilometres of windy Warburton/ Woods Point road up to Cumberland Junction. Within a few kilometres of driving up the road we were officially on a snow trip as there was the appearance of the fluffy white stuff. The further and higher we travelled the thicker the snow got. We decided to briefly pull over to get some photos of the picturesque scenery. Soon after we were mobile again and the snow kept getting thicker to the point of the bitumen disappearing out of sight below the snow. More and more sightseers began to appear and it was like driving through a school zone at 40 KPH with cars, kids and parents everywhere playing in the snow. We finally reached the Marysville/Woods Point road and made comment on not having seen this much snow there before. We turned right heading for Woods Point and, soon after, turned left leaving the black stuff heading for Big River road. For a short time the snow had all but disappeared. 9

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