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Trips and Treks => Club Trip Reports => 2012 Club Trip Reports => Topic started by: Beachbums on 22 August, 2012, 10:02:31 AM

Title: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: Beachbums on 22 August, 2012, 10:02:31 AM
Four of us made it for the trip Beachbums, Brisey, Iffy and 6.5 ute in his new Landcruiser (I was hoping to see the big Q ute with the 6.5 Brunny in it but Justin wanted to see how the new toy went)  Howezit unfortunately had to pull out.

After feeding up on pies at the Pinjarra bakery meeting spot we had a quick natter amongst us to decide where we'd head to. Nothing like being organised, is there? Bri and I and quite a few other members have been out on trips with us looking for a little bridge that we haven't been able to find for the last 3 years or so. Yep, that's the plan then, let's have another go at finding it. Decision made it was off to Waroona and a couple of backtracks to eventually end up over near Hoffmans Mill area.
We spent a fair bit of the day dodging in and around logs and trees that were down on the tracks and bugger me we actually found the bridge!!!!  8)

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Looking up the track from the bridge

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By now it was time to pull up for lunch so into Hoffmans we went. Lunch eaten and all refreshed we decided to have a trundle through "Wombat Swamp" where TuffTonka had come to grief soemtime back. Taday it was easy enough with the water much lower.

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With a bit of a backtrack (who'd a thought?) Bri took us to Jennys Mudhole for a look. Didn't get any pics there so it'll be a surprise for you next time we go  :D

Back on the Logue Brook road we decided to go hit a few of the usual spots around Yarloop way and filled in the rest of the arvo wandering the tracks.

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Trip completed and a good day out with mates we pulled into the old Premier Hotel in Pinjarra for a sharpy and a debrief on the days outing. The general feelling was that we had found a terrific 3 hour loop for a NightNav type of event in the near future. Once we find another loop or two we'll see about getting it happening.

Thanks to the guys that came for making this another great day out in the scrub.

Cheers, Wayne
Title: Re: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: figjam on 22 August, 2012, 10:43:57 AM
Looks like a great time out there..........maybe next time I will be free  :-\
 
Did you cross the bridge or leave it alone for posterity?
Title: Re: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: Howezit on 22 August, 2012, 10:47:58 AM
Hmm.. looks like a good day out :)
I'm sooo sad I had to bale :(
Title: Re: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: brisey on 22 August, 2012, 05:47:36 PM
Looks like a great time out there..........maybe next time I will be free  :-\
 
Did you cross the bridge or leave it alone for posterity?

We always have to test out a dodgy bridge just to see if it's safe. The creek crossing after the bridge was surprising it looked like it was only a couple of inches deep but it nearly swallowed the jeep.

Cheers

Bri
Title: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: MyTroll90 on 22 August, 2012, 06:32:22 PM
Looks like you guys had some really good fun. Wish I never had to work, looks like I missed out :(
Title: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: BigBaz on 22 August, 2012, 08:13:10 PM
 Hey Beachy is that the bridge we found hiding in the bushes on my first trip around July 2009 and me and missy when she had the navara got bogged soon after the bridge?
Title: Re: Daytrip 20/8/12 Monday Meander "Find that bridge trip"
Post by: brisey on 23 August, 2012, 05:34:47 AM
Hey Beachy is that the bridge we found hiding in the bushes on my first trip around July 2009 and me and missy when she had the navara got bogged soon after the bridge?

Yep that's the one it's taken this long to find it again

Cheers

Bri