Mt Mee 4wd day trip

  • March 23, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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 Mt Mee                  

Please ensure you have plenty of fuel as this is a full off road day with no opportunities for refueling.   Ensure you have food and drinks with you.

We will meetup in railway st down the side of the bakery in the picturesque town of Dayboro.  After our pretrip briefing we will head off to the base of mt mee where we will let down tyres ready for a full day of 4wdriving.  We will not hit any bitumen all day :)  The days driving will progressively get more difficult starting with easy gravel tracks in the morning.  There will be one steeper rocky section to negotiate prior to morning tea at the Gantry.

 During the day we will visit the Gantry day use area where there are toilets and plenty of room to stretch your legs. The Piccabeen walk is a short 1km boardwalk circuit taking you through a grove of piccabeen palms but we will not have time to complete this walk today.. 

The Gantry itself is a somewhat bizarre looking structure. A shed like building, it was used to house a massive crane used to hoist timber up from the forest floor. Apparently it operated until 1981 and the saw mill produced timber which was used in structures around Brisbane including Saint Stephens Cathedral in Brisbane CBD and bridge connecting Redcliffe to Brisbane. The sheer size and height of the structure makes it definitely photo worthy and something you definitely don't see every day. 

After morning tea we will work our way around the gravel tracks to the lookout over sommerset dam before heading off to rocky holes for lunch.  There will be time for people to have a swim here if they wish.

We will also visit rocky holes where the brave amongst us may wish to take a dip in the refreshing waters amongst the rocks.

A visit to somerset lookout with its spectacular views is a must.

After lunch we will head back to the gantry for a quick toilet stop.  This is where anyone that wishes to head back to bitumen or shorten the day will be able to exit the group (probably around[masked]pm).  

The afternoon driving is very steep rocks and gravel, mainly downhill driving.  Low range is preferred and any cars with low clearance may struggle on some sections.  This is the fun section of the day :)

We will finish the trip back at Dayboro hopefully around 5.30pm although this could be wrong by an hour or more either way for a variety of reasons, where a stop at the local pub for a social drink, (unfortunately the pub will not be serving food that night) order before the drive home.

Please RSVP with vehicle numbers only, guests/passengers will be accounted for in questions after you rsvp...thank you.

Meeting Point Info:

Upon arrival at the meeting point, please sign in on the trip sheet.  It is a requirement for every one attending trips with this group that they sign in and supply contact information for safety reasons including signing the disclaimer.  Further details are supplied relating to this on the day.

At the meeting point prior to the trip departure we will have a pre trip chat as a group and run through all relevant information relating specifically to the trip to ensure everyone attending is clear on all details about the trip.

Terrain info:

This trip in general is a relaxing very scenic day trip through the country side with plenty of scenery and areas to explore to come back to one day.  Much of the day will be on gravel tracks but there are a few steep accents and descents that may need careful negotiation especially if we have had a little rain.  Mainly high range but some of the steeper sections may require low range especially in the afternoon.

This trip is a dry weather trip only.  Many of the tracks will not be passable if very wet at all.  We will keep everyone up to date with the trip details as it gets closer.

Location Info:

Toilets are available at the Gantry and the meeting point at the start  of the day              

Travelling Times:

Please ensure you check the travel times from your location to the meeting point. 

Catering:

There will be no catering provided, please bring all food, drinks, camping and cooking equipment you may need.

Minimum vehicle numbers for this trip is: 10

Maximum vehicle numbers for this trip is: 16

Costs:

Vehicle access permit:

No vehicle access permits are required.

Trip donations:

Upon arrival at the meeting point and signing into the trip a donation of $20 (cash) per vehicle is appreciated.

(All trip donations & proceeds go towards group expenses)

We do appreciate any donations towards this group, the organisers do work hard on ensuring all trips are safe and fun with plenty of support, however it should not be an expectation of a member that by paying this donation and or attending trips, that the organisers or trip leaders are there at your disposal in the event (but not limited to) there is a vehicle breakdown, vehicle recovery, medical matter or you forgot to bring something (e.g. Your favourite pillow), as we are not professionals in this field.  The group as a whole will be there to assist where they can. Please read the trip guidelines including safety on trips for more information. All trips are run based on personal experience, ensuring safety and enjoyment are our top priority. We remind all participants on trips that no liability is taken on board by anyone attending the trips.  All advice given is general advice only.

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Other info:

THE OTHER BORING BUT IMPORTANT STUFF

RSVP REQUIREMENTS:

If you are keen to come along on trips please ensure your RSVP is kept up to date at all times. A lot of planning does go into all of the trips and the trip numbers including who is coming is important for us to know. We understand that things can come up at the last minute and you may not be able to make it but please remember that most people and families need time to plan to come on trips and last minute changes do not always allow others to fill your spot. Late pull outs do mean the spot you have taken will be sadly missed by someone else.

Thank you and I hope this helps everyone to enjoy and promote the smooth and safe running of all our trips.

Trip Updates:

Please ensure you keep up to date with the trips details as trips can change at any time to accommodate for changing conditions. Make sure your email notifications are set to receive all communication etc. Always double check the trip details before you leave home to travel to the meeting point. Regular trip updates leading up to each trip will keep everyone informed of trip details and conditions. If you have any questions please ensure you post them up.

Trip Attendance and itinerary:

For the smooth and safe running of all our trips for everyone attending can you please ensure you adhere to the following. You and any one with you including your vehicle is fully prepared for the trip at the meeting point.  Please be on time at the meeting point as we cannot wait for anyone.   Sign in upon arrival at the meeting point, everyone has to sign in for safety reasons.  Please ensure you stick with the groups itinerary and trip recommendation/requirements throughout the whole trip all the way to the end as trips are planned around this, veering off from the itinerary effects the smooth running and management of trips, any changes by you must be known to the person running the particular trip, (e.g. arriving at camp site a day prior, having to leave early etc....).

Minimum Equipment:

All vehicles attending the trip should be fitted with or carry the following equipment;

Vehicle mounted or handheld UHF, minimum 2watt

Rated recovery points front and rear

Snatch strap rated for your vehicle, 2 shackles, gloves and damper blanket

Shovel (preferably long handle)

First aid kit

1kg fire extinguisher

Vehicle jack, base plate and wheel brace

All vehicles are to be registered and roadworthy

Extra drinking water and non perishable food

Tell someone else where you are going

Recovery and Breakdowns:

Recoveries and breakdowns are your responsibility to manage and can happen from time to time, we recommend to help with that by being a member of RACQ and subscribe to their "Ultimate" roadside assistance package.  It is their top cover and worth every cent.

Everyone attending trips accepts and agrees to the "trip meet up guidelines including safety on trips" .  This can be found at

http://www.meetup.com/Off-Road-Camping-outdoor-adventures/pages/Trip_meet_up_guidelines_including_safety_on_trips/

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  • JACK

    cool,i just take this vans to there few day ago:http://www.campermanaustralia.com/

    April 23, 2014

  • judy D.

    Make sure you check for ticks ray picked one up found it last night.

    April 13, 2014

  • judy D.

    fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed the great company and many laughs along the way

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • wendy

    I just posted another..no probs. Have you checked the size of your photos? If not sry i cant help

    March 24, 2014

  • Alan

    Managed to get it to upload it without a caption. That was a photo of our spectator from yesterday.

    March 24, 2014

    • wendy

      maybe caption/comment after they are uploaded

      March 24, 2014

  • Alan

    Yes, I am trying to upload photos and it is not working.

    March 24, 2014

  • Brent N.

    Tried that Wendy but still not having any luck.

    March 24, 2014

  • Brent N.

    Anyone else having a problem posting photos from this trip?

    March 24, 2014

    • wendy

      no..i just clicked the upload button..twice :)

      March 24, 2014

  • Michelle E.

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    March 24, 2014

  • Michelle E.

    Thank you Wendy and Evaan for a fabulous day. I had a great time and learnt quite a bit as well. I can't think of a better way of meeting people with similar interests

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • Alan

    Many thanks to Wendy for organising a great day in the saddle. The tracks were fun 4wding, albeit a bit dusty, challenging in parts, with a few tricky sections - a good mix. Scenery was spectacular, and the additional spectator (koala) was a bonus for all. It was a relaxing a d refreshing introduction to a great group of like minded 4wders. I can't wait to do another run when time permits. Thanks also to Evaan for taking on Tail End Charlie - an often thankless and under-recognised role, and thanks for the loan of the handheld UHF. I will upload some photos over the next few days. If anybody wants some photos they like please email me and I will sent some through

    4 · March 23, 2014

  • Evaan L.

    Fantastic day

    3 · March 23, 2014

  • wendy

    Thx everyone another fantastic day with some great people. Sitting chatting with a beer, fish and chips at the end of the day was a definite bonus :)

    7 · March 23, 2014

  • Evaan L.

    Thank you Wendy for a fantastic day, my first meetup for the year looking forward to the next!

    3 · March 23, 2014

  • Peter R.

    Great day out will take my Dslr next time for sure. Thanks Wendy and Evaan for organising a really relaxing yet adventurous day.

    2 · March 23, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Peter thank you but it was all Wendy, I was just the loud third wheel

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    Hi arrive to dayboro okay top up cooling system I'm all good Bruce driving back to burpengary.happy I turn back when did thank you .

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • wendy

      Glad all is ok with the car. Sorry you had to drop out so early in the day and hope to see you again on another trip. cheers wendy

      March 23, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Good to see you safe and well Bruce will catch you on another trip

      March 23, 2014

  • Brent N.

    We really enjoyed our day. Great scenery. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Barry

    Thanks Evaan I haven't got around to getting the 4WD yet. Will make it a lot easier. Will catch up on one of the future outings.

    1 · March 22, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Sure thing, should of bought big red that went to auction! :)

      March 22, 2014

    • Barry

      What was big red? Sounds like a fire engine :)

      March 23, 2014

  • Andrew S.

    Have an awesome day guys. Mt Mee is a great way to spend the day (hold on that doesn't sound right). Anyway have fun, Wendy will have some greats sights to see that is always a guarantee

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      The weather is superb

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • Evaan L.

    Anyone bringing small children - I've packed the duct tape come see me for morning coffee :)

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    Hi I'm Bruce of burpengary as I don't have the lift on kia sport age[masked] wheel drive I may get belly stuck under 4wheel drive have every thing c b radio channel 15 shovel first aid kit I'm thinking I may pull out 2morrows event bruce

    March 22, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Don't pull out, do the first half see how you go. On this trip without a lift shouldn't be a problem, it's just how you approach some of the humps that's all. You'll be fine and have a lot of fun doing it

      March 22, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Oh btw Bruce I forever worried I'm going to get my belly stuck!

      March 22, 2014

  • Evaan L.

    Excited, my first official meetup for this year :)

    March 22, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    Hi I'm Bruce first time member will come 2morrow see I go look forward meet up group Bruce.

    2 · March 22, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Whooohoooo Bruce, come chat to us, there's a few good social meets we got coming up that will be good to meet everyone

      March 22, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Wendy has got a great trip planned for tomorrow

      March 22, 2014

  • Alan

    Hi Evaan,

    Many thanks, that would be great. I have noticed that there are now only 13 people attending - I would like to attend as well if that is ok, I have RSVP'ed. That will make the number better.
    I will see you at Dayboro on Sunday morning.
    I will also update my photo so I am included with the car.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Peter R.

    Wendy I have borrowed a UHF Radio from work so don't need your spare. Will get a rear recovery point tomorrow but the fronts are going to be a challenge.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    Hi evaan I don't have a lift on kia does a lift give vehical higher ground clearance Bruce.

    March 20, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      It does a bit, there was steep humps that may need to be approached carefully. Catch me Sunday morning re approach angle on a steep crest that might help. Kia will be more than fine, just ask Maurice! Just stay away from water crossing (also ask Maurice) and for the others no comments about my water crossings :P

      March 20, 2014

    • wendy

      Suspension lift and body lift give car extra clearance in different places. Greater entrance and exit angles being the main benefits. However your diff still remains the low point. With a lift you get extra room for fitting larger tyres which does lift everything giving a bit more ground. clearance

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Barry

    Will have to pull out as I will be doing a seminar on Saturday now when I was going to be getting some of the equipment I need. Thanks Evaan will put my car in their when I get a 4WD.

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Oh no worries Barry thought you got one, I must of missed something :)

      March 21, 2014

  • Alan

    Hi guys, would love to go on the mt mee run but sadly do not have UHF radio yet -it's on its way.

    March 20, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Alan I have a spare hand held you can borrow on the day no problem

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Jason J.

    I have put myself down as a yes for the RSVP but i that may have to change due to work conditions. Looking forward to meeting you all and have always wanted to explore mt mee.

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Jason J.

      Yeap i have to work so i cannot make it. I have changed my rsvp for someone else to take my spot.

      March 19, 2014

    • wendy

      thx for letting us know

      March 19, 2014

  • Peter R.

    I have a green horn question.

    What exactly do you mean by "Rated recovery points front and rear". My Triton has the normal factory tow points which aren't fully enclosed (ie. hooks) so not really suitable for shackles but will hold snatch strap they also are not stamped with load rating. The manual has no info in it either. Do these qualify or do I need a bull bar the rear is fine as I have a 3000kg towbar.

    I might not make it this trip as I need more equipment. Need to buy UHF, compressor, shovel and damper blanket. So if anyone else wants my spot give it to them and I will join in later when I am more prepared.

    Cheers

    March 19, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Make sure it's bolted to the chassis, but ask around on the day

      March 19, 2014

    • Peter R.

      Thanks for the feedback have done some googling and 100% agree with Wendy although a contentious issue in forums.

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • Evaan L.

    Hey Barry, good to see your coming on the trip. Can you update your profile with what vehicle ect. that you drive now?

    March 19, 2014

  • Bruce C.

    Hi yes apply to all safety tips I do have a C B radio UHF on board will be only me the driver coming.Bruce.

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Hey Bruce,
      Have you got a lift on that Kia?
      It's a fun track Wendy has picked, varying terrain :)

      March 18, 2014

  • wendy

    Well second recci for this trip is complete and what a great day we have lined up for everyone. Huge thx to Evaan, Sharon, Chris and Amber for coming along today. This trip will be updated tomorrow to more accurately depict the trip we will be doing.

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Looking forward to the full trip, hopefully the little bit of mud we found will return by Sunday :)

      March 18, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Will have to go back and check out that mystery track :)

      March 18, 2014

  • Peter R.

    I answered yes to this but can't answer questions as web site is not very android friendly will try again at work tomorrow my apologies. I do need to purchase compressor and some other items would anyone share theirs for a beer at Dayboro if I don't pick one up this week?

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      There always be someone :)

      March 17, 2014

    • wendy

      take it slow and you can air up at garage if we are not too late

      March 17, 2014

  • Paul & K.

    Hi Wendy I am sorry but i can not make this one now, i have been asked to come into work that day. Hope you guys have a great day.

    March 17, 2014

  • Philippa C.

    hi, is it ok i will have a passenger with me on the day, as wasnt sure when did rsvp, if my passenger was going to make it.

    March 16, 2014

    • wendy

      No probs...more the merrier. It is the rsvp's for vehicle numbers that limits are put on, extra passengers are fine :)

      1 · March 16, 2014

  • Anita

    As a passenger, if possible.

    March 14, 2014

    • wendy

      I have a back seat available if you still need a lift

      March 16, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Hi Wendy about what time will we be back in Dayboro? Cheers

    March 7, 2014

    • wendy

      i am going for another run next tues (18th) hopefully if you want to come as there is one loop i missed and want to check :)

      March 10, 2014

    • Evaan L.

      Sounds good, ATM. Only if work gets in the way (no work booked in yet for 18th)

      March 11, 2014

  • Paul & K.

    Hi Wendy, Thank you I have changed it to attending now, however it didn't ask me for the payment. I am aware there are problems currently so if it doesn't get fixed shortly would you accept a donation on the day as well?

    March 7, 2014

    • wendy

      Paypal has had some problems so all donations are to be made on the day for this trip

      1 · March 7, 2014

  • Paul & K.

    Then i exited to ask this question but still marked me as attending

    March 6, 2014

    • wendy

      i have changed your rsvp and you can redo it when/if you want to. Sry for confusion

      March 6, 2014

  • Paul & K.

    Hi wendy i was possed with the following:

    2. Please read the "Trip meet up guidelines and safety on trips" under the "pages" tab at the top of the page. I have read and understood this "Yes or No" It is compulsary in attending trips to answer yes to this question.

    Sorry but this does not make sense to me.

    March 6, 2014

    • wendy

      I read it and it did not make sense to me either!!....i had copied and pasted garbage :) I have redone it and hope it makes sense now.

      March 6, 2014

  • wendy

    It is important that you answer all questions when you rsvp. Dashes do not count as answers and people will be deleted from rsvp list if they do not answer questions 2 and 3 with a yes.

    March 6, 2014

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