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    Royston Range Track





    Hi All,

    Started out 0730 with the intention of doing a little prospecting and fishing in the Royston River.

    As the river was basically not accessible the next best thing to do was go 4wding.

    Mapping :- Spatial Vision Maps 6286, 6287, 6371
    Rooftop Map Big River Rubicon Woods Point

    Began the trip along Royston River Road, turned off into Browns Road and onto No.5 track and after a short detour found the beginning of Royston Range Track.

    [IMG]DSCN8006 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    The beginning of the track had me thinking that someone had decided to integrate it into the new forest as it was a tad overgrown with new regenerated growth.

    [IMG]DSCN8008 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Passed Pyramid Hill which was some huge rocks atop a peak

    [IMG]DSCN8007 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    As the journey continued the track became a little criss crossed with logging coupe tracks but opened up around 1300m altitude with some great scenes

    [IMG]DSCN8011 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8012 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    To the naturist the scenes of a scarred area with logging coupes wouldn't look too good but with time and planning a new forest will emerge with healthy trees that will last for generations to visit.

    [IMG]DSCN8021 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    This is a vid of the overgrown regenerated area

    https://youtu.be/6FFfc_aBlHo

    There were a few bog holes along the track, all of which were passable easily without wetting a tyre but soon I came across one I couldn't avoid

    [IMG]DSCN8025 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Out with the 70 ton drag chain and the job was done

    [IMG]DSCN8026 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8028 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Some more scenery with Lake Eildon in the background

    [IMG]DSCN8018 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8017 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    At 1314m Bleak Hill showed signs of its alpine nature

    [IMG]DSCN8019 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8022 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    There were some impromptu signs around showing where the track resumed

    [IMG]DSCN8015 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    At the end of Royston Range Track Herbs Track leads down to 2losts old campsite and Boys Camp where a little fishing with no result and lunch ended the drive.

    [IMG]DSCN8029 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8035 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]DSCN8034 by Max Dunn, on Flickr[/IMG]

    All in all - A very enjoyable morning was had



    Mmmm seems Flickr have got the Photobucket bug or I've done something wrong?
    Tried an old 2012 Pacs method but it didn't work either, back to the drawing board.

    Seems that the right one is the bbcode and sizing works as Dave suggested back in 2012!!
    Now for the rest of them sighs!!
    All done

    Last edited by Oz Firey; 02-03-18 at 01:21 PM.

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    Gday Max, I like your days work a whole lot better than mine mate !! looks like a great day out exploring,

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    Nice report Max you do get around.

    No fish? I got one SILVER PERCH catch/release at BARMAH S/F last weekend and lost about fifteen hooks on snags.

    Yet to try Flickr time will tell. I see that winch is still in?

    Next time go for gold mate

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    Nice Max! Some great views on the mountain tops. Have you tried fishing in the lake?
    The only thing better than fishing... is catching a fish...

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    Great write up Max, looks like a great day of exploring. Catching fish or not, it sure beats working!

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    Great day out, nice pics. I tend to use Flickr all the time now, once you work it out as you did it is easy.


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    Top report mate a great area to visit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harps View Post
    Nice Max! Some great views on the mountain tops. Have you tried fishing in the lake?
    Yeah Dave, been 12 months to this coming weekend since a fishing trip to the lake, caught a turtle and lost a brown trout.

    Recent reports have realised several nice size murray cod, browns and rainbows being caught in the pondage and the lake.

    Every Friday I watch the myriad of boats heading to Eildon but it is a very big lake with lots of out of the way coves which would be ideal for kayaking.




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    Nice one Max.
    SMOKE IN YOUR EYES, NOW THAT"S CAMPING!
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