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Nothing serious Kevin. My mates have those cars and it’s all in good fun. When he broke his front diff I stayed with him until we loaded the car on a trailer and all the way up the freeway
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One comes to mind. There was a bunch of Foresters going through the state forest with a Challenger and a 105 series. There was the easy way and the hard way. All the Foresters except me went the easy way. I went the hard way and made there and back easily. I was a hero! A couple of months later, we came across the same obstacle. Easy, I thought, did this no worries last time. I was a hero!!!!

So of course I wasn’t paying enough attention, and I took the wrong line and ended up in the mud. It took me a few goes backwards and forwards, and I finally got out by myself. But I felt like an idiot.

The Landcruiser also took the line I had, and he couldn’t get out. Not forwards anyway. So I felt better about that.
That's a great story. Obstacles change every time you go back so it's best to not be overconfident!

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Nice. You dont have video of that hero trip do you ?
That time when i got stuck i drove that track front and back so easy so i thought there wont be harder if i just turn half meter to left side from track...i was wrong.
I think picking right line is very crucial , it can come for one by luck and it can sink other car after it
That's great advice! Always be wary of where to place the wheels

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BTW - I'd never heard of Graham Cahill; until these posts!


Is he well-known?
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He certainly gets about, loads and loads of video.. We need to get a subie into one of them.
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You can check out his videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/4wdaction

Warning: set aside a quiet arvo and get a few cold ones ready, it's really addictive.

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So, true! The videos are amazing and really do a phenomenal job at showing the treasures of Australia as well as Australian-style 4wheeling. Absolutely stunning.
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So, it seems to me that the 1000$ track in Tasmania is a rough Australian equivalent of the Rubicon trail in California. Both trails are very challenging but in completely different ways. The Rubicon, though drivable in the most capable stock vehicles, is considered the granddaddy of all rock crawling trails in the US. Like the Rubicon, the 1000$ track seems to be a very difficult trail that is nonetheless drivable in high-end stock 4x4s, but, by contrast to the Rubicon, is all about water, slick surfaces, and deep ruts.


The Cape York and High Victoria videos are especially amazing for scenery.
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Tasmania is a fantastic place. Once when heading east from Strahan, I stopped off at one of the places in the world heritage area where you could walk into the bush. Never have I seen such thick forests. I doubt that if anyone was parachuted into it they would ever find their way out. I was thankful for the pathway that had been constructed there for me to appreciate the place.

Contrived dialogue aside, it’s a pretty good video.
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Tasmania is a fantastic place. Once when heading east from Strahan, I stopped off at one of the places in the world heritage area where you could walk into the bush. Never have I seen such thick forests.

A bit like the rainforest up here, but without habitable temperatures.
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I haven’t been to coastal areas of FNQ north of Townsville, although I have been through the Atherton Tablelands and to the gulf country at Karumba. Christmas time in Townsville is the antithesis of habitability. I am surprised the locals haven’t developed gills, there’s that much water in the air. Or should that read air in the water?
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