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Mr. August 2008
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Part 1

What a fantastic trip. We had everything I think.
There was dirt & dust, water & creek crossings, steep & I mean steep hill climbs aswell as decents, brilliant views, together with a few recoveries.
Adding to this there was plenty of air, with everyone having a wheel up off the ground at some stage during the trip.

The first hill climb we came to was very steep & required some road building as it was rutted, especially towards the top.
After subalex made it to the top it was my go. Unfortunatly I didn't make it & needed to be snatched the final little bit.
Then it was Kevins turn. No go, he also to be snatched up to the top.
Michaels turn, again no go, so with 3x snatch straps joined together, subalex in his Patrol was able to get him to the top.
Apsilons go now & with an almighty effort, made it up unassisted.

A few km's down the road, steam started pouring out from under the bonnet of my Forry. Luckily, it was nothing major, I just bumped my fan cut out switch. So after letting it cool down & topping it back up with some coolant, we were back on the dirt for some more fun.

After a little more driving, we came to a water crossing where we stopped for lunch, thus giving the brakes etc time to cool, before crossing.
The water was a decent length, but nothing our cars couldn't handle.

It was what happened next that was a cause for concern, especially for Kevin.
I'll let the pics explain & I think you'll understand.

Once we pulled Kevin out, it was a short drive to the campsite, where we had dinner & a few drinks. Until the storm that was. A little water wasn't going to hurt us, but after such an eventfull day we called it a night & headed off to bed.

Lidsdale Trip Pics

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Mr Turbo
 

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Mr. August 2008
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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Part 2

We woke up to a beautiful morning with a light fog, so I new that it was going to be a great day.
So, we headed out for some more fun & excitment, that had a couple of play options included if we wanted also.

So instead of talking about it, I'll let the pics tell the story for me

But before I do that, I'd just like to say a big thankyou to subalex for running & organising one of the best, if not the best trip I think I think I've ever been on. Well done mate.

Lidsdale Trip Pics

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Mr Turbo
 

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The link didn't work (you forgot the "dot com" part :icon_wink:), so here's the correct one: Lidsdale Trip Pics

Man, every time I see one of your reports, makes me wish we were a bit closer. I wish we could put on trips like that here. The country's big enough (just not enough local interest)... :N_poke:
 

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Mr. August 2008
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Thanks SubaCool.
I have since fixed it so it should work now.

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Mr Turbo
 

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That water crossing through the weeds looks awesome! Nice pics!
 

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That water crossing through the weeds looks awesome! Nice pics!
There has been a lot of back and forth about CL in this thread. I too am a member, at Heron Point, I'm 25 so I'm on my last year of Intermediate before I move to Intermediate+. It has been a great deal so far and I will continue to be a member until I really can't even come close to justifying it.
 
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