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Discussion in 'Australia' started by AUSSIEADV, Jul 18, 2016.
Why do you think @Bluetonguejak was out?
Checking his crops.
I’ve always suspected. Can’t be that laid back without assistance.
might be why #AussieAlBerg70Deg570FanBoy is so doughy a lot of the time
Ok High Country experts,
I'm planning to camp at Tom Groggin in January and want to do some day and overnight rides on enduro bikes.
I was planning to do a loop to Mt Pinnibar and back for a half day scenic ride and then maybe overnight to Omeo the next day.
My question is: Are there any good day rides from Omeo that would be fun on enduro bikes?
I'm thinking about using Omeo as another base to explore further into the High Country. We're happy to carry a little extra fuel if needed.
There will be a whole myriad of rides out of Omeo. I'm sure Al will be able fill you in.
You could look at the 2016 KTM Rally hard routes out of and around Omeo. Was some fantastic riding on that rally and really well linked.
Omeo, Dinner Plains, Hotham, Blue Rag, Dargo, all good stuff in and around there.
Sean what sort of klms for a day ride?
I can put an enduro loop together for you from Omeo
Thanks Jardine, that would be awesome.
I'd say fuel range would be 150ish max, but happy to refuel if available or carry extra in order to complete a good loop.
Looking forward to seeing what you can come up with.
All good Sean, I will send a few options through in the next week or two.
Does anyone have the GPX files for that 2016 KTM Rally?
email with attachment sent.
Hi Sean, thought I would check what tracks are open and you may need to keep an eye on the website, so far everything around Pinnibar - Omeo is closed from fire damage https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/fire-affected-parks
You’re basing the truck at Tom Groggin and riding to Omeo?
Yes, that's the plan.
Tom Groggin can get a bit busy in Jan. The truck will get across the river at Geehi, good campground there. Play it by ear mate, I’ve been up there thinking it’ll be busy as fuck and there was no bugger. Good campgrounds in Nariel Valley too, puts you closer to Omeo and Tom Groggin can then be a day trip. You coming in via Jindabyne or Tumut?
I've camped at Tom Groggin in January with the family in the past and know how busy it can get.
We had a look at Geehi Hut last time I was there but didn't realise that you could cross the river there and camp on the other side.
I'll definitely take a look at it. Can you cross the Murray River from there or if only at Tom Groggin, then it's another 25ish kilometres to consider for fuel range.
We'll be coming in via Jindabyne.
Geehi is on the Swampy Plains river, Alpine Way crosses it on a bridge just before the campground, you can go in that way on Behrs Flat track or you can go in thru the campground and cross the river there. The track from the bridge doesn’t cross the river, I’ve got my truck in there but the track does have a few overhangs and a steep bit, the other crossing is pretty straightforward but check out the river first. The first hut you’ll get to is a goodun, but if it’s busy then the YMCA hut is not much further on. They usually have firewood but Jan is not a good month for the bush tv. There is no end of tracks branching out from there, you can get to Khancoban, back of Dartmouth, Biggara, Thowgla, been lost in there a few times. Keep an eye out for the horsey types, and the 4wd types, and pack ya fishing sticks.
Geez its been awhile like almost a couple of decades. Jardine is from east of Omeo way so can give some info there. Out of Geehi i wouldnt know. Decades ago i did Tom Groggin through Mt Pinabar but geez i wouldnt remember. Blue Duck inn/Omeo we did some tracks from Jim/Jacks creek or whatever you call it to Dargo. That was brilliant. We hooked up with Dane tk into Camms Top Place which was awesome. Im pretty good through there but id have to look on the map to give a more accurate route. Well worth doing over to Dargo if you take the right route.