Glasshouse Night Drive (Double Black Diamond)
6 Cars met at Steve Irwin Way and headed off about 4.00. When we got to Glasshouse town ship, we met up with 3 more cars that drove up from north side of Brisbane.
Ryan our trip leader took us under the rail line and up to the lookout and down to the start of our first track.
After airing down we headed off on what can only be described as one of the best tracks in Glasshouse. (Choppers Rock Run) May I suggest it’s not the track for Troopy’s as the owner found out.
Andrew in the 76 Cruiser also found the limits with some incredible 3 wheel action and being a passenger I could only hang on.
With the tight turns of this track some found their turning circle was really crap.
After the climb out which included driving a very steep rock face Andrew decided the 76 wasn’t like his old 80 he’d had enough and headed home.
After transferring the flag to the jeep we head of to do the track thanks to the recent 4wdqld Corroborree is now known as Boggo Road.
Boggo road is a track we’ve done many times before but the entrance and exit are certainly different. Loose rock is the way to describe this track and along the way we also ventured up ball bearing with it’s rock step up and loose surface the fun was added to by the water that is picked up at the bottom by our tyres and dropped on the track.
Most made it without much trouble except for the Troopy and Dave’s 80 found the step a bit too much and needed the help of the Jeeps winch, which was great for Kev as he got to do it twice.
After Boggo Road the crew from down south decided it was time to head home. We said good bye and with 5 left we headed off to do little red.
Little Red is one of those tracks where picking the right line will make it look easy or result in panel damage and at night it’s even more important. So with reverse been used a few times we all made it through unscathed.
Pulling out onto the main road at about 9.30 we decided it was time to call it a night and headed to the glasshouse garage to air up and head home.
Big thanks to young Ryan for a great job in leading his first trip.
DI Beach Clean Up Oct 7-9th 2016
Friday: Jim, Rod Heather & Amy, Andrew & Meaghan, Mick W, Derek & Mary met at the barge at 8am for our trip across. Everyone went through the cutting with little incidents. The beach was torn up and we knew this was not going to be an easy trip to camp. Off we headed...
Derek, Andrew & Rod bogged all within 10 mins. Jim raced back to Derek, Mick helped Andrew and Rod was about 2kms ahead of us so had to wait. Derek free then Jim had to hook up to Mick because the Cruiser and Van were on a nasty angle heading towards the water and it was pulling Mick down with us. Everyone finally on the top side of the sand again and headed to camp. Was definetly the worst beach drive I have ever encountered (white knuckled on the grab bar the whole way).
Everyone set up and relaxing and Kiwi turned up with yet another trailer load of wood :). WTG Wood Master. Nice day chatting on the beach and sitting back watching the whales swim by ( I missed this as had a nanna nap for 3 hours).
Andrew headed down to cutting to help Chris & Julia on the first ever beach drive and they did well and got back to camp without any issues and everyone had dinner then Kerri & Ken turned up and set up with some issues with parts of tent missing. Early night for most to be fresh for the bid day ahead.
Saturday: 9am our visitors Jo & Stan turned up to help with the clean up. Off we headed to do Leasha Track and Bayside. On the track waiting for us was a Red Belly Black Snake so made it a bit nervous having to go in to long grass to check for rubbish. Was a lot cleaner than it was in March which is a great thing as people might finally be learning to take their rubbish home with them. We headed around to point for lunch and a swim and it was pretty busy up there so we just sat on the low tide island.
Headed back to camp at 1.30 so bags could be dropped off by 2.30 and then get ready for the afternoon at the Surf Riders area. Yummy sausages provided and they had some great fun for the children to partake in and all the adults were having a ball cheering the children on.
Well Trivia time. We did really well but our tally sheet wasn't handed in and once they realised they didn't get our scores they gave us 2nd place as 1st place had already collected their prizes. Still a great prize which is donated back to the club for our Christmas Party.
After everything finalised at Surf Riders we all went back to camp for talks around the BLAZING fire. 1 by 1 everyone headed to bed because we all had to be up early and pack up for the low tide.
Sunday: All packed up by 7.30am and everyone on the beach by 8 and heading home. Jim went via Cooloola Way for a reckie and rest of us on the beach. Was a great drive back with the beach being what we were use to (complete 180 to what it was Friday Morn). At the cutting a Van was stuck so we waited for them to be recovered but a few young ones thought they could be heroes and race around us and get past the van and up the cutting.. Well didn't work out to well for them as they found themselves stuck. ( had to laugh) Was a long line up for Barge but we were all over by 9.30.
Was a fantastic weekend and can't wait for the next one.
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2016 Corroboree Woodford
Arrived Thursday around 5pm and found site allocated to CC4WD club enough room for everybody coming so set up and had late dinner just before major storm with lots of rain and fair bit of wind. woke Fri morning to blue skies and a few rapidly clearing lakes around the campsites Other members arrived steadily throughout the day Jim &Karen, Mick & Sonya, Chris & Eddy, Andrew, Rod & Paula with Ryan . All set up settled in for dinners and drinks and a relatively early night ready for drives next day.
Saturday morning another perfect day had brekkie then logged in for our morning drive "Tylers Trial " which was a double black Hard nothing too demanding lots of good hill climbs and descents on some of the rockier tracks in glasshouse as well as taking in Ball bearing. a good 4 hour drive and back to relax for arvo and for country 4wd meeting attended by Jim and Andrew. Repairs on Ryan's car replace alternator lucky to pick one up in Caboolture and some side step mods on Andrew's as well as some door alterations on Rod's Bronco led into dinner drinks and stories some new some old but all good as well as AFL grand final on Chris and Eddy's massive tv then over to hear the band "Bubblefry" play for a while around the fire pits provided but decided we could hear them better back at camp another good night had by all.
Sunday weather perfect again early start as our drive line up was 7.30 for Chopper's Rock Run triple black Extreme Ryan with JJ as navie in his GQ joined myself & Julie with the jeep on this one. Hard to believe that with all our exploring of Glasshouse over the years these guys managed to find new tracks and this one (Rocky Road ) was absolutely awesome with big rock ascents and descents lots of tight work very technical and nonstop hard. As we finished fairly quickly he took us on another run called The Rollercoaster and again hard and fun most of the cars got through without damage the exception being a 6.6 litre GU which damaged both rear quarter panels but for all thoroughly enjoyable so back to camp for lunch and get ready for afternoon drive .
1.40 saw us lining up for afternoon drive Boggo Road which a few of the other members had done the previous day another great drive in the Glasshouse area then back for R and R. Sunday afternoon was the time for games and fun on the main Corroboree field so as a club we went over for a while and participated in the Tug of Snatch which we thought we were a shoe in for a win but only to be humbled by the Gold coast club so back to camp for drinks dinner and frivolities as well as watching NRL grand final again on Ed's massive Tv late night tonight made 10pm.
Monday late start sleep in then brekkiethen drive as a club with Ryan leading basically redoing Boggo Road track then back to camp to pack up all left by 11am .
All in all a great Corroboree hosted by Brisbane 4wd club who did an excellent job all round we had a great time.
Kevin & Julie
We arrived at the Corroboree early Friday morning to find Kev and Julie and Mic and Sonia already there. After setting up, Julie and I headed into town to get ingredients for Mr Old'Sullivan's birthday cake and coffee. After everyone had arrived the afternoon was spent relaxing and catching up. After dinner it was time for the old fella to cut the cake and get ready for bed, I think most of us made it 'til 9pm... just!
Saturday came and we all headed off on our chosen drives, Jim had decided a blue drive was in order. Unfortunately, the boy child decided that there was no way he was going on a blue drive and spent the whole weekend in "the good car" driven by young Ryan. I was a little concerned when I spotted the power lines but he took all the chicken tracks, hard to believe I know! And what's even harder to believe is that while I was waiting patiently for him to guide the car in front of us down this (what I call steep and everyone else a speed bump) hill, I jumped into the driver's seat and drove to the bottom.... not sure how I managed to not run the husband over, when my hands were shaking and I couldn't see him over the bonnet.... still don't see what all the excitement is all about.
The evening saw us head over to the main area to mingle with other campers and listen to the band, before heading back to our little private fire, courtesy of Eddie and Chris.... a night full of laughter, laughter and more laughter ensued.
Sunday Jim hopped in with Andrew leaving me to enjoy some quiet time. Sunday afternoon and the games were on, the tug-of-snatch was a little competitive with the other Club's offering our men bribes to jump ship, we made it to round three but alas the Gold Coast Club were the winners.
Monday morning found some of boys going on another drive and then back to camp to finish packing and head home.
A great weekend, full of laughter, fun and new memories!
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