QLD - Dalbeg & Burdekin river area... Day trip what a blast!

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QLD - Dalbeg & Burdekin river area... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 20th, 2010, 2:10 pm

As I'm up in Townsville my son Inlaw Lewis, (beast2h), & my daughter Jess arranged a day trip out to the Burdikin River to give the Paj a good test to see if it could keep up with their Prado, I'm the 1st to admit that his Prado has plenty of flex but after seeing the Paj climb & yes do a lot of wheel lifting the front diff locker just kept me walking up where the prado without the aid of a front locker was stopped, (the Prado always got over after a short reverse & giving it a bit of right foot), Yes I agree whack a front locker on the prado & boy it would be unstoppable the flex is fantastic!

Here's a few pics from the day:


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Lewis has some great pics & Video as well & 1 shows the Paj with the drivers rear wheel a good 4' in the air, so we'll post them up later. By the way the Paj came through with flying colors all be it with a couple of war wounds... :eek:

Guss. ;)

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Foo » September 20th, 2010, 3:10 pm

You gotta be happy with that! :)

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Unread post by Guss » September 20th, 2010, 8:06 pm

A few more pics:

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 20th, 2010, 8:08 pm

Foo wrote:You gotta be happy with that! :)
Was mate great place to visit & will be again for sure.. ;)

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Foo » September 21st, 2010, 6:19 am

That area is a lot more rugged than I imagined. :cool:

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 21st, 2010, 10:08 am

Foo wrote:That area is a lot more rugged than I imagined. :cool:
& not a bad Barra spot my son in-law tells me so well worth a visit..

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Unread post by Foo » September 21st, 2010, 11:51 am

Well, that's a big bonus if you can catch lunch as well!! :D

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by rumpig » September 21st, 2010, 9:57 pm

hey Guss,
cheers for the read and pics.
here's what lies under all that water going over the wall (except my fourby...lol)

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 21st, 2010, 10:07 pm

rumpig wrote:hey Guss,
cheers for the read and pics.
here's what lies under all that water going over the wall (except my fourby...lol)
Thanks rumpig..

Far out, I wouldn't have believed that without the pics.. bloody good job ya 4WD isn't still parked there..

Guss. :cool:

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by scarecrow2 » September 22nd, 2010, 8:07 am

awesome looking track mate and it's quite close to us here too. Nice wheel-lift there too. Will definately have to make a trip to check this one out. Might have to get Lewis to show me around sometime. Too bad I'm laid up atm, or I'd make a run up to see it while I'm on holidays.

cheers mate.

rumpig - playing moses eh? (was it moses who held back the waters?) :D lol really puts it into perspective with the car down the bottom of it. :eek:

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 22nd, 2010, 8:21 am

scarecrow2 wrote:awesome looking track mate and it's quite close to us here too. Nice wheel-lift there too. Will definately have to make a trip to check this one out. Might have to get Lewis to show me around sometime. Too bad I'm laid up atm, or I'd make a run up to see it while I'm on holidays.

cheers mate.

rumpig - playing moses eh? (was it moses who held back the waters?) :D lol really puts it into perspective with the car down the bottom of it. :eek:
It's an awesome track/place Sean I'll word Lewis up mate he loves going there..
(just make sure you stay on 2 feet) :(

Guss. ;)

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by chisel » September 22nd, 2010, 1:01 pm

Are they really the same walls? The bits at the ends don't quite look the same ... but I guess there can't be that many walls like that up there!

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Unread post by Guss » September 22nd, 2010, 1:10 pm

chisel wrote:Are they really the same walls? The bits at the ends don't quite look the same ... but I guess there can't be that many walls like that up there!
I had to look twice but yea it's the same place..

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by rumpig » September 22nd, 2010, 5:10 pm

Guss wrote:
chisel wrote:Are they really the same walls? The bits at the ends don't quite look the same ... but I guess there can't be that many walls like that up there!
I had to look twice but yea it's the same place..
it was the Burdekin Dam you pictured wasn't it?...lol..i just assumed it was, as you said Burdekin River area, that's where my pic is of.

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Re: Dalbeg & Burdekin river area.... Day trip what a blast!

Unread post by Guss » September 23rd, 2010, 9:54 am

rumpig wrote:
Guss wrote: I had to look twice but yea it's the same place..
it was the Burdekin Dam you pictured wasn't it?...lol..i just assumed it was, as you said Burdekin River area, that's where my pic is of.
lol now I'll tell you this it's in from the Dalbeg track & was the Burdekin Weir... If another weir it's bloody similar did you travel up the tracks above as it's the only way in?

Guss.. :confused:

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