Tony and Burgo’s Mystery Tour

Tony and Burgo’s Mystery Tour

January 19, 2022 Club Magazine 0

Mundaring to Jarrahdale Sunday 16th January


Tony & Anna – Ranger (Trip Leader)

Steve (Burgo), Susan, Stephanie – Navara

Don & Jane – Patrol

Gary, Claire, Gabriel & Azriel – Landcruiser

Jonathon – Pajero Sport

Richard & Naomi – Pajero

Rob – Prado (Visitor)

Simon & Jacob – Perentie

Rob – Vitara (Visitor)

Lin – FJ

Peter – Ranger (Visitor)

Ivo – Landcruiser

We all met at Maccas in Mundaring, an opportunity for all to fuel up on food, coffee or both.  Meeting time was scheduled for 9am, but some were there before I arrived at 8:23…I figured they were hungry.

Burgo and Susan surprised us with a generous ‘trip gift’, a box of festive tarts per car.  These were greatly appreciated (I noticed some tucking in straight away 😊)

We made our way past Mundaring Wier and headed off road at Ashendon Road where we aired down.  As usual, the Tail End Charlie (also known as El Presidente) kept a watchful eye on proceedings. 

We headed off down a corrugated stretched of road, and I was very, very thankful to be the front car as I avoided all the dust…I noticed most of the cars in the club were shades of red by the end of the day.

A chunk of the day was on open track, but we did get to explore some beautiful bush tracks and settings between Mundaring and Jarrahdale.

Morning tea was held under the powerlines with the twelve cars stretch out over a hundred meters or so…a chance to stretch the legs and have a chat.  Also a chance to see the track ahead.

We diverted off the main track to try and find Mount Vincent but found the track up was only for trekkers on the Bibbulmun track.

Not a problem, as it took us to a good spot for lunch and provided a nice little hill to climb up and down.

After lunch we headed off at a leisurely pace towards the historic village of Jarrahdale…more corrugations and dust, with the occasional Bush Chook and Roo crossing the track.As pitched, this was a casual drive on back tracks between Mundaring and Jarrahdale.  While not as challenging as some trips, I think most found it a relaxing and enjoyable day.  As you can see, I was relieved to have finished my first trip as Leader at All Tracks, and that I didn’t get stuck like on the last trip 😊

My thanks to Burgo, Keith (who couldn’t make the day) and Rob (Burgo’s brother-in-law) for the earlier reconnaissance trip and reminders throughout the day.


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