2017 Corroboree Trip Report The 4wd Corroboree is a gathering of Qld clubs and this year was held at Bluff Creek Camp Ground in Kenilworth with over 600 4wd Qld members from many clubs attending. From the Caloundra Club we had Jim, Karen, Jay, Rod, Paula, Kev, Julie, Frank, Rob, Rod, Heather, Kevin, Lorraine, Trever, Sandy and Kiwi After setting up on Friday a few of us headed down to the river for a swim before going back to camp for happy hour. Over the weekend there we many trip available varying in grade from Green (Easy) to Double Black (Very Difficult). With trip names like Grated Parmesan and Blue Vain it was all a bit Cheesy. Kev and rod had birthdays over the weekend and we also caught up with the Gold Coast Club for a bit of socialising. The band on Saturday night was great as was the footy on Sunday excepted for the result. If you want to know what else went on talk to the members who attended and get yourself along to next years Corroborree. Thanks to the Mitsubishi club for their efforts in hosting this years event.
Trip Grading Black Diamond Meeting at BP Northbound were Kev, Cliff, Rod, Paula, Trever, Paul and myself. We headed up the highway to Amamoor and onto to Cedar Grove camp ground for a pits stop. After airing down we headed off for our first tracking. I left the Patrol behind and went shot gun with Trever. Our first hill was at the quarry where Kev then Rod attempted the climb while Paul and Trever made their way to the top via the road. After some great efforts both the jeep and patrol need to be winched to the top. After the quarry we headed along the forest floor before winding our way up to the start of another track with a warning that once we went in there was only one way out.After 10 minutes, we came to the way out that I knew was going to be a real challenge for the none locked cars of Paul and Trever. Kev went first then Rod showing the benefit of double locked 4wds. Trever had a number of attempts in his landcruiser before being winched to the top. Paul was next in the patrol, but after a couple of attempts he too needed to be winched. By now it was time for lunch, so we head off and found a shady spot at the bottom of the forest road where we had some tucker and a few cool drinks. After lunch we set off to another part of the forestry in search of more fun. I took us to the bottom of another hill and while Kev and Rod made it look easy, the rest of us headed back the other way and met them on the other side. By now it was 3.00 so we headed to the pub for a well earned cold one and then home . Cheers Jim