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2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4WD - troopiepete - 23-12-2013

Hi

As you may have noticed I have changed the Dates to better suit my availability as no one seemed to have any objections :?

The Current idea for the trip will be for some of us to head up Friday and set up camp, possibly at the Winter camp as it's closest to the work site..
Or there is a possibility of some other site on the actual track..
The remainder of the working group will turn up on Saturday and join us on the working track, we will plan to work until around lunch time then head off to play and depending on the weather maybe even look at having a swim, there is a creek crossing on the working bee track that may be ok for a dip but must admit to never actually stopping to check it out Confusedhock:

We do need to ensure this trip is planned as the Ranger needs to be notified and possibly our joint venture club should be invited to help. :mrgreen:


2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4WD - daggy - 23-12-2013

Plenty of time left for a date change.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - johnnyn - 24-12-2013

Hello

Those dates are good for me

As I am a person with time on his hand

I was thinking leaving am friday and going via Toowoomba with a stop over some where (vinchenzo's) and taking my time along the way and meeting up with the gang pm somewhere

There is a nice cafe in Allora (remember those milkshakes Peter)

Anyone else interested

Johnny


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - sirlezz - 24-12-2013

Sounds good for me too
count Les n Erik in


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - hekarewe - 24-12-2013

work out a date and let me know if i can make then i will be there


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 30-12-2013

I have changed the dates, hope it suits people,

Now we are on the 22nd & 23rd Feb..
Depending on my roster I may look at heading up Friday.

For Saturday travelers Meeting times for this are all at the BP, Aratula about 60 minutes from Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway. It is the First servo on the right. Going up Friday, depart at 12.00pm, or Saturday depart at 7.30am. About another 90 minutes from here to the park entrance.

If you are planning on heading up alone but are not completely sure where to go please let us know and somehow we will manage to either meet up or provide a map.

** Once in the park Mobile phone signals are scratchy to non existent, we will be monitoring CH28 but again this can be hard to find us so best try and sort it out before.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 31-12-2013

At this stage I should be able to make the trip.

Jason


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 06-02-2014

Only a couple of weeks left before Sundown. Who's coming?

I'll be either heading down very late on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Joe B is a possibility and I have invited Dave from Torq4x4 who is keen for a drive.

I assume Peter is coming as he changed the dates !!!!


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - johnnyn - 06-02-2014

Hello Peter

I will make a trip of it and will see you guys at Aratulla and have a roadhouse lunch there

Johnny


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - sirlezz - 06-02-2014

Rats, I got something else on and wont be able to make it aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
next time for sure


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 07-02-2014

daggy Wrote:Only a couple of weeks left before Sundown. Who's coming?

I'll be either heading down very late on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Joe B is a possibility and I have invited Dave from Torq4x4 who is keen for a drive.

I assume Peter is coming as he changed the dates !!!!

Yep I will be attending,
I am free Friday so will head up then.
Thinking of camping either at the Winter Camp or along the track we are working on.. ideas anyone?
May look at trying to be up there by lunch time Friday so will leave home around 9am.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 14-02-2014

Hi All, I will be travelling up Sat morning. You can meet meet me at the shell servo at Aratula. I will be departing at 7am sharp, so please let me know if you are joining me.

Thanks


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Joe b - 14-02-2014

Im thinking of heading out on the friday morning and meeting pete at araluta .Whats the work schedule, will there be any fun ? ,who's cooking? do i bring a tow rope for johnny


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - johnnyn - 15-02-2014

Hello Big Joe

Us nissan drivers are proud people and we are never too ashamed to ask for help even if it is from a toyota

Johnny


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 15-02-2014

Jason
I'm coming Saturday morning, I know the work schedule. See you at Aratula.

Joe
Work is pretty relaxed, hopefully by the time the Saturday crew arrive all the work is done. Plenty of time for a play, there is a different track to where we are camping on Saturday night that may be what you are looking for.

Some are staying down on Sunday evening and coming home Monday.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 15-02-2014

Just remember Guys we need chain saws to remove a tree that is hanging over the main track.
For Friday night we have not decided on a camp site yet, we will see how things go Friday, had thoughts of trying out one of the clearings on the track we are working on, this way we can sleep in a little - Will keep a radio switched on 28 in the morning but if we do not meet you then just travel in until you find us.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 16-02-2014

Anyone keen on doing a camp oven roast for tea on sat night?


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 16-02-2014

Yes, to camp oven. Looking at picking up a new oven during the week and it will need a run.

Jason, have we advised parks that we are coming.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Joe b - 16-02-2014

Anyone taking a chainsaw?what other tools do we need ?" Victor'' your gps is now set up OZI/IGO/AND PRIMO so you shouldn't get lost


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 16-02-2014

Joe b Wrote:Anyone taking a chainsaw?what other tools do we need ?" Victor'' your gps is now set up OZI/IGO/AND PRIMO so you shouldn't get lost

Hi Joe and others,

We will mainly be clearing trees and tree branches from the tracks.

Please bring,
- Gloves
- Closed in shoes
- Drinking water
- Large brush cutting blade if you have one
- A Long handle AXE
- Chain saw
- Brush cutter - preferably with a metal blade
- Safety Glasses and other Gear if you have them
- Hat
- Sunscreen

Although it will be hot it may be best to ware Jeans while working on the track to help avoid getting scratched, also long sleeve shirt with a hat.
All are obviously optional and not mandatory but you now cannot say you were not told!

To Date I have the following people going..

Friday
- Peter (Me)
- Johnny
- Joe

Saturday
- Jason
- Darryl
- Victor

Not Sure..
- Adrian
- David

Please let us know if your time changes or you are not on this list


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 17-02-2014

I will have a chainsaw and brushcutter.

Dave from Torq4x4 has put in his apologies as he has 4 vehicles booked in for Saturday morning.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 17-02-2014

Daryl, I haven't contacted parks. I was under the impression pete was taking care of it.

I can bring a leg of lamb for the camp oven, if others want to bring the veges etc. mmmmm drooling already!

I have a hedge trimmer which could be good to trim back the shrubs at the start of the track. I also have the ppe for the chainsaw if anyone asks about it.

Jane and I may pull out if it's too wet as we are bringing our little man on his first camping trip!


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 17-02-2014

Hdj78rv Wrote:Daryl, I haven't contacted parks. I was under the impression pete was taking care of it.

I can bring a leg of lamb for the camp oven, if others want to bring the veges etc. mmmmm drooling already!

I have a hedge trimmer which could be good to trim back the shrubs at the start of the track. I also have the ppe for the chainsaw if anyone asks about it.

Jane and I may pull out if it's too wet as we are bringing our little man on his first camping trip!

Yep me bad!
With all of the things on my plate atm I have not done anything regarding parks!
Is it possible to just give them a quick email or call for me - mate :oops:


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 19-02-2014

Ok sorry for the muck up..

I have contacted Ian and he is fine with us going up there, he tells me the tracks are dry and the rivers are right down so all should be good.
Remember it can be flooding in Brisbane but a desert at Sundown, with the tracks being so dry it will take heaps of rain to make it "WET"


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 19-02-2014

Cool, thanks Pete!


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 21-02-2014

For those that are travelling up on Saturday, meeting place is now at BP Aratula. Departing at 7.00am. If you heading in that direction and are nearby stayed tuned to UHF channel 28, we will make a call prior to departure.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Hdj78rv - 24-02-2014

Hi all!

Jane, Alex and I had a great time, love going to Sundown. Can't wait to go back! The camp oven lamb roast was fantastic!


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - daggy - 24-02-2014

Great weekend. Great camp oven cook ups.

AND

Some great recovery work. One recovery required 3 vehicle winches to safely recover a vehicle from a very precarious position on the side of a very steep mountain. More to come, unfortunately the seriousness of the situation didn't allow for the time to take some happy snaps. And all of this on the main track.


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 24-02-2014

Hi Jane, Alex and Jason

Thanks for attending, Sundown is just one of those places that gets under your skin, the distance out to the place is huge but worth the time and fuel.
We all enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you all on more trips in the future..

On that note we really need to book in a future trip to look after the other end of the track, not sure when but soon would be good :-)

Oh yes the recovery for a change was not me or johnny!


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - johnnyn - 24-02-2014

Hello to all the sundowners

All that I can say what a great place great adventure all with the bestest of peoples

Even thought two of us got stuck that what makes a trip such memorable

On a personal note I did a few things that I have been wanting to do for ages
I stopped in Stanthorpe and walked both sides of the main street
Then onto Warwick and did the same thing
Onto Allora to have a milkshake (carmaral malted one pinter) remember them Pete

Found my way to Toowoomba as always got myself lost (that place does not like me)
home via several road works detours but what the heck

Did some 689k's

Johnny


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - troopiepete - 25-02-2014

Hi

Just been going through a few of the photo's I took on the weekend,
Enjoy


Re: 2014 - 22nd & 23rd Feb - Sundown working bee, camping 4W - Joe b - 27-02-2014

I would like to thanks all the members for a great weekend at Sundown.We managed to get half the track cleaned up and had quiet a bit of fun . You can view some joepro snippet videos and photos here on this link <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g9dg0fptrwhb8de/d63NiN7QXa">https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g9dg0fptrwhb8de/d63NiN7QXa</a><!-- m -->