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    Pinnacle Trail - Capertee to Sunny Corner

    After a couple of weeks planning the time had finally arrived for a lober overdue weekend in the bush.

    Original plan was for about 6 of us to head out across 3 cars but due to a variety of circumstances we were down to just myself in the Jeep and a mate in his Grand Vitara.

    After careful consideration we decided Sunny Corner was good place to hit up as it seemed to have something which would suit both vehicles, Pinnacle Firetrail was the final decision.

    Taking the trail from the North you enter at Cappertee and start through Turn National park. Here was saw a lot of great campgrounds and would make a good place to stop if we were to come back and take on the trip in reverse.

    We followed this track posted on the Hema could which I downloaded, converted and loaded onto my Hema HN6.
    https://cloud.hemaexplorer.com.au/da...07a8611e5631//

    Pinnacle Log by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

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    The track for the day was dry and dusty but this also meant the rivver crossings were all pretty low which was good given my mates Grand Vitara doesn;t have a snorkel.

    One way to make the jeep look even bigger, park beside the vitara, LOL
    20170826_101856 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    First (and lowest) of the many water crossings for the day, noen of which posed any drama for either vehicle.
    20170826_105613 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    Managed to find some challenges for both vehicles.
    20170826_123041 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170826_123047 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    2017-09-02_02-31-37 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    View from the top of the Pinnacle track was awesome:
    21150243_10154629285266249_5662715662637544659_n by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr
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    All in all only took us about 5hrs to do the track taking our time.

    Once we were done a quick search of local campsites had us heading for Flat Rock campsite, about 25mins from Sunny Corner. (http://www.campsight.com.au/catalogu...athurst-region)

    We were happy to find a large open campsite with droptoilet facilities right on the back of the river.

    Camp was made and we settled in for a night of drinks around the campfire.
    20170826_170737 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170827_083243 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170827_083316 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    21106901_10154629285171249_5641503182298295683_n by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    It may have gotten a bit chilly overnight:
    20170826_231822 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr
    Last edited by rj_jk; 02-09-17 at 03:47 AM.

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    Sunday morning was a very laid back affair with backon and eggs cooked over the fire (is there anything better) before the drive home.
    20170827_094022 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    Few pics from the river right beside camp.
    20170827_083513 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170827_083533 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170827_083601 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

    20170827_083609 by Ryan Hollings, on Flickr

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    Nice. A bit too far for us for weekend trips but will have to look at a time to explore that area one day.

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    Thanks for the report. Pretty nice area up through there, I've been there a few times now and definitely will check out flat rock campground next time.

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    Great country, I know this track/ trip well. The first camp ground you came to after crosing the turon river (the spur on your trip note) was a favourite of ours. We would take a leisurely drive out to Capertee and after stopping for a pot pie at the Capertee Pub would head down for an over night camp.
    one of the things I miss now after moving to Qld from the Blue Mts.
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    Excellent report and some some great pics to go with it. Abit of topic but is that a homestead swag? What do you think of it?

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    Nice one Ryan! There are so many great locations in Aus. I didnt know about this park until your report.

    -3 is pretty chilly.

    Vic High Country must be calling...
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    Nice report. I have only been up that way once, the frustrating drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains turns me off going to many places up there.

    If you are looking for some company next time, please contact me.
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