Moondyne Country / Exploring the Avon valley
Sat 19th September;
Peter & Maloo: Toyota 76,
Pedro Rico & Daniella: Triton,
Penny & Spence: Jimney,
Lin: FJ Cruiser,
Ivo 73 shorty (tail end Charlie)
Meeting point for this one was the usual Chequers Hotel carpark as coffee and toilet facilities are nearby. Focal point of the morning was Spence and Penny’s new Jimney and I believe this was to be its maiden off road 4wd trip.
After arriving in the Avon Valley National park we took a couple of left handers and proceeded to follow the boundary fence around the park after all airing down to make the ride more comfortable. It was surprising to see how much water was still around which gave some nice colour to the valley floor with the wild flowers scattered about. We came across several places that Penny waypointed for possible future camp spots with the grundies.
Close to lunch time we found a small hill climb to try out as Spence wanted to see how the Jimney would perform which it did so with ease. (this is a very capable vehicle to say the least).
With a break in the weather we stopped for lunch and chitchat so out came the webber and snags and some of Daniella’s home made yummy cake and coffee.
After lunch it was another small hill climb out to the main track where we took in some views over the valley. All in all it was another enjoyable day on the tracks.
Avon Valley offers up many places to have an overnight camp spot close to Perth with stunning views.
Trip report by Shane C.