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Mount Pinibar Track

Discussion in 'Tracks Discussion' started by Big Rig, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Big Rig

    Big Rig 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I'm heading down to the gathering in November and it's our intention to cross the Murray at Tom Groggin and climb up Mount Pinibar. What is the current track condition? I will be travelling in a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with a Kimberly Kamper in tow.
     
  2. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    A couple of months ago it was fine.
    Nothing you wouldn’t tow a camper trailer up if it’s dry anyway.
    I say when dry, because a quick storm came over while we were at the top, and it was quite slippery going back down (we were camped at Tom Groggin [Edit: Dogmans] and I led a couple of vehicle’s up just for a look).
     
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  3. Big Rig

    Big Rig 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I managed to find some you tube videos of when it's wet. Too true, I'm not keen to do that in west conditions. I last travelled it in 2004 and it was pretty chopped out and dry but I had a rig with plenty of lift so it was reasonable going. On that note tho, a 4x4 Toyota bus followed me up
     
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  4. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    I pulled a Disco 3 back onto the track about 3 years ago. He slid off and almost went over due to a storm and was stuck all night until we came along. He couldn't get back onto the track, too slippery and unstable. It's a different track when wet.
     
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  5. Big Rig

    Big Rig 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Well fortunately, um hopefully we will have decent weather and no late snow.
     
  6. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    It was a summer thunderstorm in January. We were camped at Tom Groggin, there had been no rain, then it came bucketing down and was gone in a few hours. The guy was going up to see the sunset from the top and got stuck in the middle of it all. Pure bad luck.
     
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  7. Big Rig

    Big Rig 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Well so lo g as I can get up as I wont be coming back. I'll be erring on the side of safety tho. If weather is sketchy I won't be risking both car, camper and family. I'll just go around.
     
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  8. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

    I remember that Rummy , a few of us stayed back at Dogmans that arvo , freak storm went through .
     
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  9. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    That’s the one. Saw more rain that weekend than I’ve seen the rest of the year.
    Lucky it all dries out quickly or we wouldn’t have even gotten as far as Dogmans.
     
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  10. Vesko

    Vesko Member

    :) It was a Disco 4 - I have it documented here: _MG_3415.jpg _MG_3435.jpg _MG_3442.jpg _MG_3443.jpg
     
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  11. Big Rig

    Big Rig 4x4 Earth Contributer

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