View Full Version : Another great high country weekend

19th April 2015, 07:36 PM
Just came home from another quick high country getaway. Our original plan to go east to Dargo area was shelved due to rain forecast , so quick alternative was a short drive to howqua river near the running creek camp ground ( we go there often).

Extremely wet friday and saturday, but fire lifted the spirits. All considerable tracks in the vicinity which are normally fun, were out of the question, so not much off-roading was done, but otherwise great weekend.
The river went up massively saturday afternoon and kept going up, and it was getting a bit interesting as we were somewhat trapped if it went up too high. But all was good as when we crossed to go home it was just hitting the top of the arches, but current still managed to nudge the car to the side a meter or so.



19th April 2015, 07:50 PM
Looks good mate
One day ill get to the high country

19th April 2015, 08:51 PM
Looks good mate
One day ill get to the high country

Looks fantastic I'll be up that way in a few weeks to do some exploring

19th April 2015, 10:38 PM
Looks fantastic I'll be up that way in a few weeks to do some exploring

The wife and I will be up around the Licola area exploring in a few weeks as long a s I can fit my 35's under the rig after its lowered to 2inches

19th April 2015, 10:51 PM
I'll be in Whitfield so a fair distance to licola unfortunately. I'll be checking out the king river area and around lake William hovell

20th April 2015, 08:55 AM
Looks fantastic I'll be up that way in a few weeks to do some exploring

Yeah mate despite the weather it was glorious. That little spot is shielded by hills nearby from all sides, so virtually NO wind right next to the river.
And we weren't really in the true high country either, just the very start of it. Packing up to leave was such a downer... Already planning the next one! Can't wait.

20th April 2015, 11:40 AM
Rising rivers can certainly trap new players in the area, we used to mark the height on arrival.
As it could be raining miles away and turn conditions, well lets just say tricky if your not aware of it.
Plenty of wood too by the looks of it, equal happy campers

20th April 2015, 12:22 PM
Yeah mate. We had enough firewood for weeks as DEPI cut up massive trees that have fallen down days prior, so we were just chipping away at it. It was my first time camping in rain like that and couldn't believe we actually had a decent fire going despite it getting soaked.

And yeah we marked the river as soon as we got there and monitored it well.