Got invited to an off forum ride at Dargo on the weekend with some non dirtriderz.
Just sharing an update on Dargo etc.
We stayed at the Dargo River in...wierd..the whole place is shut...there was literally just 4 of us staying in the Wentworth cabin..which as awesome..plenty of hot water and heaters etc..nice n warm.
Dargo pub... interesting! You have to book and it's 100% table service only..food, drinks, everything. You take your sear..and don't move until you're leaving the pub. Actually, it was a great setup. They're really working well with all the covid19 stuff, impressive. Meals were great.
The general store is open and they've changed it a bit since Covid-19.. it's nice, as usual.
We did a loop out to the east and then a loop up to the fire lookout tower at the pinnacles via billy's . awesome tracks everywhere. Happy to share a GPX if anyone is going.
When you are there be SUPER careful of people coming the opposite way. I actually had a head on (slow speed thankfully) with a guy coming the other way(dirtbike). The folks at the gen store told me last weekend there were 4 x 4wds flat trailered out from collisions on the tracks... Be careful. Seems everyone is super keen and over excited. It actually wasn't really that busy this weekend just gone(the whole area)..I would say at 20% of the busiest I've seen it.. apparently on the long weekend it was madness. Pretty sure camping out the back of the pub is not open yet. I had asked re this a while back and was advised it's not. We didn't see anyone there this weekend.
Billy goats bluff track...
- loads of bull dust/powder tight the bottom...wierd.
- from about 2/3 the way up the second part (after helipad) it is very chopped out, loose and kaos. I got up..it's doable...but I was certainly very busy for sure! It's very 'steppy' in one section where 4wds have chopped it out.
- spoke with the DELWP people on Friday..they said it's getting a bit dangerous(for 4wds) and it is the next track on their list of tracks to fix..got the feeling they would have a dozer on it in the next few weeks.
Weather was sensational...no snow. Friday was just sublime.
Rivers are up... wouldn't go anywhere near crooked River etc till after winter now.
Head on down...support the town (and others) so they're always a place we can go and have a great time. They've done it tough.. with the fires and then covid19 but their attitudes are great and they're very much open for business and welcoming us all back.
The hut in the pics is Waller's hut ...tiny rover crossing just before which was easy. Tracks down and around this were mint.