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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GU View Post
    Collins Flat Campground is exactly where you said, at the junction of Upper Dargo Rd and Stockroute Spur Tk. If you follow the Upper Dargo Rd to the end which is a few Km north of the campground you get to Harrisons Cutting. 2WD cars can easily get along Upper Dargo Rd as far as the campground so it can get a bit crowded in there at the more popular times such as long weekends. You need more clearance to get to Harrisons but there is no space to camp there, just a turnaround.


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    Thanks for that , I've been thinking of a trip along murdering spur and could include that area in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacnden View Post
    Thanks for that , I've been thinking of a trip along murdering spur and could include that area in it
    The top of Murdering Spur and Stockroute Spur are only about 3Km apart from memory


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    Dave appreciate your taking the time to share your backyard. I cannot get enough of the VHC.
    Need to make plans for another visit thatís for sure with the new girl.

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    Yeah he taught me a lot, cut my teeth with him in the Strathbogies.

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    Fantastic report Dave!
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    Thanks Dave, was up on Blue Rag before the long weekend and then on Mount Murray at Blowfly spur track Junction for an Amateur Radio Comp. last weekend.
    An amazing 360 Deg. scenic view The smoke from the Tamboritha fires was plainly visible. Hope the fires didn't do too much damage.
    Tracks were chewed up a lot more after the long weekend.
    Great report Dave.
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    Tuesday 13th was another one day trip, this time to Quart Pot Flat. With some nice climbs and excellent views along with a couple of high country huts to visit this promised to be another excellent day. We left Omeo, travelled through Benambra and on to Taylor’s Crossing where we aired down tyres before fording the Mitta River. At about 20m wide it is an awesome sight during winter when the water is raging through there but at this time of year it was probably about 400mm at the deepest point.

    Quart Pot Flat Trip 20180313_91 by Dave, on Flickr


    Leaving Taylor’s Crossing we drove to Kennedy’s Hut which is only a few minutes drive away. A very picturesque location with a grassy area leading to the river bank. An ideal retirement location!
    Quart Pot Flat Trip 20180313_95 by Dave, on Flickr


    To get to Quart Pot Flat we needed to get up on to the range which would take us north. To get there meant a climb of about 700m along JP Gap Tk before turning onto Four Mile Creek Tk which we descended to our morning tea stop at Wombat Post Office. In the few weeks between our last visit and this visit a large tree had fallen on the hut. VHCHA have already made plans to get the tree removed and repairs underway.
    With morning tea done it was time to get moving. Another couple of long climbs saw us climb over 900m up to Razorback Spur Tk. The views from the top of the track were great, looking to the north east with rolling mountains as far as the eye could see.

    Limestone Gap Tk was our next turnoff and this is predominantly downhill. It is a dead end track nowadays however apparently the track used to hook back around to Kennedy’s Hut but that was well before my time and before Dartmouth Dam was built. There were nice views of the water in the dam from a couple of spots along Limestone Gap Tk but they were lost as we descended. The hut at Quart Pot Flat was in good condition and there was plenty of space for all our vehicles to pull up for our lunch stop.

    Quart Pot Flat Trip 20180313_96 by Dave, on Flickr
    Quart Pot Flat Trip 20180313_98 by Dave, on Flickr


    Being a dead end track the only way out was back the way we came so what had been a downhill run now became a climb. It is amazing the different things we saw when driving the same track in the opposite direction. Never feel you are missing out on something when driving the same tracks in opposite directions.
    We had planned a loop for the day which meant heading to the Omeo highway before turning onto Knocker Tk and back to Benambra however the long climbs and the dust in the air meant we were running well behind time and we had a dinner organised for all event participants that evening and we had to get everyone back on time. The decision was made to follow the Omeo Highway back to camp so we will keep the Knocker Tk for another time…

    Quart Pot Trip by Dave, on Flickr



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