January 2009
Happy New Year: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th
Meeting place:10 Light Horse
Meeting time:6.45PM
Trip leader:Laz
Tail end:Screech Email Screech
Rating:**
Details:First fishing trip for the New Year. Nice early start and spend the day on the beach. Return about lunch time Sunday.We have changed the departure time and day. Leaving on Friday afternoon.
Participants:Slates, Laz, Screech, Wizard.
Trip links:Thumbnail910Screech's pics

New years fishing trip 2: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th
Meeting place: 10th light horse
Meeting time:3.00pm
Trip leader:Radar
Details:Some of us are unable to make the time that laz has put up so i have spoken to screech who is now setting off with laz on the Friday night that we would meet them down there on the Saturday Afternoon meeting at the 10th lighhorse at 3pm .
Participants:Slates, Wizard, Bruce visitor, Radar, callum visitor, Cookie.

Pinjar Power Lines & S bend: Sunday 4th
Meeting place:10th Light Horse
Meeting time:5.00 pm
Trip leader:Cookie Email Cookie
Rating:***
Details:Heading out to Pinjar Power Station for an everning of play will try and wrap it up by 10 pm for those who have to work Monday
Participants:Cookie, Wizard, callum visitor, Paddy.

beach to seabird: Sunday 11th
Meeting place:10th horse light trail
Meeting time:9 am
Trip leader:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Rating:***
Participants:Bluey, Radar, Pommy Pete, Paddy, Sparky, Wizard, Rooster, Screech.
Trip links:Thumbnail912Bluey's Pics

AGM: Saturday 17th
Meeting place:Lake Leschenaultia
Meeting time:11.00am
Meeting convener:Froggy
Rating:*
Details:Ok folks, nominations have to be into Captain as soon as possible now, running out of time as it were. Meeting time is set at 11.00am, this is so members & visitors can get up there and have a bit to eat and chat over lunch. I'm hoping to get the annual general meeting underway from 1.30pm to 2.00pm so we can be away by about 3.00pm. As for parking, please let them know at the gate that you are with West Coast 4x4 and they will give you some basic directions. Some info on the lake for you all ... http://www.mundaring.wa.gov.au/community/pdf/LakeBrochure.pdf
Participants:Bronky, Fish, Froggy, Rusty, Bluey, Paj tentative, Wizard, Captain, Laz, Ozzie, Radar tentative, Slates, Maverick, Tank, Tazzy, Pommy Pete, Screech, Gadget, Sparky, McGyver, Spottie, Brettski, Mike & Family - Prado visitor, Richard - Land Cruiser visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail919Bronky's photos
bluey's pics

Aust Day LWE - Pemberton: Friday 23rd - Monday 26th
Meeting place:Make your own way down
Meeting time:When you get there
Trip leader:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:Camping in the usual spot with easy access to the Big Brook Dam. Some wineries close by as well. Nice hot weather, so hopefully lots of swimming and 4wding. Usual places being visited, Yeagerup, Callcup, Fish Creek, Black Point, Heartbreak Trail and t
Participants:Froggy, Paj, Bluey, Wizard, Radar, Bronky, Kevin & Jane - Pajero visitor, Pommy Pete, Laz, Richard visitor, Goughie, Sparky, Captain, Liz and Grace - Captains Sister in Law visitor, McGyver.
Trip links:Thumbnail915Froggy's photos
Richies Photos
Captains Pictures
Bluey's Pics
McGyvers Pics
Bronky's Photos

Bullsbrook: Friday 23rd
Meeting place:cnr neaves and pinjar
Meeting time:10.30am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:**
Details:Bit of a reccie - want to check some tracks I noticed last time out there
Participants:Gadget.

Chittering to 4 hills: Saturday 24th
Meeting place:Bullsbrook Hotel
Meeting time:9.30am
Trip leader:Ozzie
Rating:**
Details:This is just a nice relaxing trip for those not going down to Pemberton, A trip through Chittering, then heading for Muchea for a bit of sand driving finish off at 4 hills, should finish the day about mid afternoon, so bring smoko and lunch
Participants:Ozzie.
February 2009
Paddy's Train Set: Sunday 8th
Meeting place:Fawlty Towers?
Meeting time:11:00 AM
Trip leader:Paddy Email Paddy
Rating:*
Details:For those of you that know what I do, this is a rare opportunity. Where are you going? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! We'll head for a BBQ / picnic lunch near the river after the "Trip" at Garvey Park off Fauntleroy Av
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Participants:Paddy, Bronky, Pommy Pete, Slates, Goughie, Froggy, Laz.

Cataby to Wedge: Saturday 14th
Meeting place:First Cataby Road House
Meeting time:9.30 am
Trip leader:Ozzie
Tail end:Froggy
Rating:****
Details:Its been a while sinse this trip has been done. From Cataby throught to Wedge then to Lancelon via beach or inland track. For the visitors Your Vehicle must be fitted with rated recovery points for this trip, Its a full day run so bring snacks and lunc
Participants:Rooster tentative, Jimbo and Family visitor, Richard visitor, Bronky, Froggy, Pommy Pete, Ozzie, Paddy, Tonka, Radar, Bushy, Duckie tentative, Badger, Michael and Family visitor, Bluey, Frosty.
Trip links:Thumbnail921Paddy's Pics
Froggy's pics
Ozzie's Pics

Last Minute Dash: Tuesday 17th
Meeting place:Paddy's Place S31 46.371 E115 44.612
Meeting time:12:30
Trip leader:Paddy Email Paddy
Tail end:Slates
Rating:***
Details:Going to see what's left of the Ghost House / Chauffeur's Cottage after the fire.
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Participants:Slates, Paddy.

Labour Day LWE - Bluff Knoll / Casual Stroll: Saturday 28th - March Monday 2nd
Meeting place:Make your own way down to Stirling Range Retreat
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Froggy
Details:A few years ago a bunch of what we thought were reasonably fit members (cough, cough) decided to take a stroll up Bluff Knoll. Well we thought we would have another go and see if we can get to the top again. Anyone wanting to do this will need to be in
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Participants:Sparky, Jonesy & Rachel visitor, Pluto, Fish, Pommy Pete, Paddy, Bronky, Froggy.
Trip links:Thumbnail925Sofia's photos
Jonseys Photos
Bronky's Photos
March 2009
Casual Powerline Run - Mundaring: Sunday 1st
Meeting place:Red Rooster car park (bottom of hill)
Meeting time:10am
Trip leader:Tazzy
Tail end:Tank
Rating:***
Details:Itching to get out to use the lockers. Just going for a cruisy day... Bring lunch and snacks, all cars must have recovery points. Trip limited to 10 cars only!
Participants:Tazzy, Tank, Matt visitor, Cactus Jack, Ryan visitor, Duckie tentative.
Trip links:Thumbnail942Tanks Pics

Muchea: Monday 2nd
Meeting place:odin rd tavern car park
Meeting time:9.00am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:***
Details:Goin for a run
Participants:Gadget, Tank.
Trip links:Thumbnail940Daves pics

Committee Meeting: Tuesday 17th
Meeting place:The Swamp
Meeting time:7.30pm
Meeting convener:Froggy
Details:Anyone wanting to attend - no problem but members only please. Just a meeting after the AGM to discuss the future directions of West Coast 4x4. Agenda items to the Secretary please, thanks.
Participants:Froggy, Brettski, Tazzy, Captain, Ozzie, Pommy Pete, Fish, Slates, Pluto, Laz, Bronky, Paddy, Tank.

McGyver Night Nav: Friday 27th
Meeting place:Caltex and the base of Greenmount Hill
Meeting time:6:45 for a 7pm departure
Trip leader:McGyver Email McGyver
Rating:*****
Details:Once again the McGyver is getting itchy feet, he needs to go 4WDing and why not, so why not do a night Nav up to Mundaring, no it not the power line, this time we are going the other side of the dam. Please note the trip rating. Some damage could be ca
Participants:Gadget, Sparky, Callum (toyota surf) visitor, McGyver, Bluey, Laz, Wizard, Frosty visitor, Tank tentative, Jimbo, Radar, Badger, Screech, Pommy Pete, Spottie.
April 2009
Last minute mundaring trip: Saturday 4th
Meeting place:Bottom of greenmount - red rooster - usual place
Meeting time:7 pm
Trip leader:Tank
Rating:***
Details:Guys - Want to head up to Mundaring tonight to make sure my diff lock is working again. Probably only going to do a small section of the western track - we-ll see how many people turn up and want to come. Give me a call 0402 085 952 by 5pm if you would
Participants:Tank.

Golden Heritage Discovery Trail: Thursday 9th - Monday 13th
Meeting place:Caltex garage, bottom of Greenmount Hill
Meeting time:7pm
Trip leader:Ozzie
Tail end:Froggy
Rating:*****
Details:Leaving 9th April, camping at Yellowdine or a bit further on depending on the number of cars, then from Coolgardie refuel then head out traveling through Laverton, Lenora, seeing some great places and sceneries, ending back at Kalgoolie approx 900K's p
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Participants:Froggy, Duckie, Ozzie, Pommy Pete, Paddy, Steve, Cathy and family visitor, Dave & Rebecca (ozz's daughter and bf) visitor, Sparky, Jimbo, Pera (member) visitor, Rooster.
Trip links:Thumbnail933Ozzie's Pics
Paddy's Pics
Froggy's photos
Jimbo's Pics

Hoffman Mill: Thursday 9th - Monday 13th
Meeting place:Hoffman Mill
Trip leader:Wizard Email Wizard
Rating:****
Details:Last chance to camp at Hoffman befor closed for winter, will do a trip to Harvey ,Beach , Bruswick.I will be going down Thursday afternoon.
Participants:Laz, Badger, McGyver, Goughie, Wizard, Radar, Slates, Bluey, Buddha, Callum visitor, Gadget, Rusty, Pommy Pete.
Trip links:Thumbnail934bluey's pics
Rusty's Pic's

Bremer Bay (formally Uluru and Kings Canyon): Friday 10th - Friday 17th
Meeting place:Gwelup
Meeting time:7:30am
Trip leader:Captain Email Captain
Rating:***
Details:OK, had to have a last minute change for family reasons and we are now off to Bremer Bay for the Easter break. This will still be a "kid friendly" trip with the number of stops and travel time based around them.
Participants:Captain, Steve, Pauletta & Family visitor.

Natures Window: Friday 10th - Monday 13th
Meeting place:Muchea
Meeting time:8:30am
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Rating:**
Details:Okay needed to find somewhere to go for Easter, haven’t been to this area for many years so..Friday is express to Kalbarri. Make the necessary stops along the way will take about 7 hours or so. Saturday will be a trip out to the Murchison Gorge,
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Participants:Screech, Stretch, Alcidio, Anne & family visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail938Screech's Pics
Stretch's Pics

Goldfields: Monday 13th - Saturday 18th
Meeting place:kalgoorlie
Meeting time:10 am
Trip leader:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Rating:*****
Details:this is extended trip of ozzies going on to norseman and east of norseman during the school holidays.
Participants:Pommy Pete, Ozzie.

Fishermans Feast: Saturday 18th
Meeting place: Campbell's pro tackle shop cnr of Oxford St & Vincent St leederville
Meeting time:10.30 am
Event co-ordinator:Bluey Email Bluey
Rating:*****
Details:Pulling up at the tackle shop to load up on goodies for an 1hr or so then of to a coffee shop or pub for the meeting about the trip to Dirk Hartog,all welcome as the larger the numbers at the tackle shop the more of a discount i can push for. ( it will
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Participants:Bluey, Screech, Laz, Radar, Stretch, Rusty, Matt visitor.

Mundaring and beyond: Sunday 19th
Meeting place:Red Rooster bottom of Greenmount
Meeting time:10am
Trip leader:Tank
Rating:****
Details:NOTE!!! Have now changed this trip to Sunday, due to the general lack of interest for Saturday afternoon - it's either that or everyone thinks I smell or something :-)!!! Need to get out for a drive. Going to start on the powerlines and then have an e
Participants:Tank, Jimbo, Screech, Stretch.
Trip links:Thumbnail941tanks pics
Screech's Pics

Anzac Day LWE - Jurien Bay: Friday 24th - Monday 27th
Meeting place:Make your own way to Jurien
Trip leader:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:Heading up to Jurien via the Brand Hwy and spending the weekend at the Apex Adventure Recreation Camp, activities could include 4wding, fishing, boating etc. Saturday night there will be a communal dinner followed by Karaoke for those who dare. Any que
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Participants:Froggy, Goughie, Bluey, Pluto, Radar, Bronky, Tank, Wizard, Fish, McGyver, Screech, Bullet, Richie visitor, Bushy, Kevin & Jane - Pajero visitor, Micky & Glen visitor, Paul, Tricia & family visitor, Callum & Freind visitor, Mudslide, Michelle & family visitor, Alesandra visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail966Fish's pics
Screech's Pics
Bluey's pics
Froggy & the CEO's pics
Juanita Photo's

Muchea Nite run: Saturday 25th
Meeting place:cnr neaves and pinjar rd
Meeting time:7:00 pm
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:***
Details:Quick nite run thru Muchea,from Powerline thru backtracks to mud pits then end at 4 hills
Participants:Gadget.

To Dwellingup - or not to Dwellingup - that is the question.: Sunday 26th
Meeting place:Odin tarvern - or along the way
Meeting time:8:00am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:****
Details:Goin for a look at some of the old hills at Dwellingup and see whats changed and or do-able. Just a day trip via Sth West hwy
Participants:Gadget.

West Talbot and beyond: Monday 27th
Meeting place:The Lakes Petrol station
Meeting time:9:30am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Tail end:Mat
Rating:****
Details:Meeting at The Lakes Petrol Station Turnoff. Starting from Talbot rd and heading out for some hill climbs. Also to check out some new spots.
Participants:Mat, Gadget.
Trip links:Thumbnail965Gadgets Vid - Mat
Gadgets Vid - Mat3
Gadgets Vid - Mat2
Gadgets Vid - Gadg1
Gadgets Vid - Gadg2
Gadgets Vid - Gadg3
Gadgets pics
May 2009
Canteen Trip - 2009: Saturday 2nd
Meeting place:Botanic Golf Car Park - near Wanneroo Road
Meeting time:9.30am - Departure 10.00am sharp
Trip leader:Froggy
Tail end:Ozzie
Rating:****
Details:Just a day trip this time guys - up to Wilbinga, will do Froggy's circuit from the north to the south, be back at Botanic Golf Car Park for pick up at 5.00pm. Canteen members wanting some dunes this time. Canteen have about 35 people wanting to go whic
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Participants:Sparky, Pera (Member) visitor, Paddy, Froggy, Ozzie, Goughie, Brettski, Fish, Screech, Tazzy, Captain, Bronky, Glen visitor, Tank, Laz, McGyver, Bluey, Pommy Pete.
Trip links:Thumbnail975Fish's pics
Paddy's Pics
Ozzie's Pics
Brettski's photos and videos
Froggy's few pics
bluey's pics

Bush Observation Run Challenge: Sunday 3rd
Meeting place:31-52'-32.53"S 116-19'-14.80" E
Meeting time:9-30 am
Trip leader:Slates
Tail end:Paddy Email Paddy
Rating:******
Details:The six star rating for this Observation Challenge does not pertain to the tracks, so no double diff locks will be required. However, you will need, pen and paper, (lots of paper)a calculator, preferably a GPS,(but not essential) an extremely good eye
Participants:Callum & partner visitor, Bluey, Slates, Goughie, Fish, Tank, Paddy, Radar, Wizard, Alicia, Paddy's daughter visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail979Bluey's pics

Track Adoption effort on Powerlines: Saturday 16th
Meeting place:Bottom of Greenmount Hill at the back of the servo
Meeting time:11.00am
Event co-ordinator:Froggy
Tail end:Bronky
Details:First event of the Track Adoptions effort, there are a couple of car wrecks out there that need dragging onto a main access track, some cleaning up so will be needing some trailers. There will be some paperwork to fill in on the morning of this event t
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Participants:Wizard, Gadget, Tank, Michael & Marawan visitor, 8 members from the Western Patrol Club Inc visitor, Graham Jarrick visitor, Laz, Froggy, Bronky, Screech, Radar, McGyver, Sparky, Paddy, Jimbo, Brettski, Spottie, Tazzy, Holly Wilson visitor, Pera Thongjaj visitor, Michelle Blachowicz visitor, Chris Blachowicz visitor, Jason Bulner visitor, Lina Bates visitor, B Bates visitor, Neil Scammal visitor, Steve Bayne visitor, Cactus Jack.
Trip links:Thumbnail982Brettski's pics
Trip report & some photos by Froggy

Reckie for foundation day weekend: Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th
Meeting place:Harvey - In the park opposite servo
Meeting time:9.30am
Reccie leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Details:Week before Foundation weekend.Heading out to check tracks and see if any need opening. A couple of extras or so would be nice. If interested let me know - chain saw also handy to cut wood for fire and possible track clearing although maybe not needed
Participants:Gadget, Screech, Sparky.
Trip links:Thumbnail984Gadgets pics

Buddha & Guzzles Good Bye BBQ: Sunday 24th
Meeting place:Whiteman Park - Big Playground
Meeting time:12:00pm
Trip leader:Buddha
Rating:*****
Details:Its time for Buddha and Guzzles to say farewell and hit the road for a year or two. We are having a BBQ at Whiteman Park and would like to see you all there - only if you like us that is!!!!!!! Don't all rush in....BYO lunch, BBQ or drinks. Cya ther
Participants:Buddha, Laz, Fish, Captain tentative, Gadget tentative, Wizard, Rusty.

Somewhere down South - Foundation LWE : Friday 29th - June Monday 1st
Meeting place:Meeting in the park across from the Havey Petrol station
Meeting time:9:30am - leave Balcatta region around 7:30 - 7:40am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Tail end:Buddha
Rating:******
Details:Hi all, well the Reccie proved to be interesting with the wet weather - definately found some fun spots for all. Harvey is the spot with some nice flat slippery plains and wicked hills to boot. The trip rating remains high but there are alternative acc
Participants:Wizard, Buddha, Sparky, Gadget.
Trip links:Thumbnail992Gadgets pics - Harvey Weekender - Wet day out
Gadgets pics - Harvey Weekender - Logue Brook Da
Wizards Pic's
Gadgets Vid - Buddha on slippery incline
Gadgets Vid - Buddha and Wizard on slippery slop
Gadgets Vid - Challenge hill
Gadgets Vid - Sparkey on a slippery hill
Gadgets Vid - Sparkey
Gadgets Vid - sent to recover Sparkey
Gadgets Vid - Wizard's recovery
Gadgets Vid - Wizard
Gadgets Vid - Wizard on a slippery hill
June 2009
Dirk Hartog Island Adventure: Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th
Meeting place:1st Cataby Road house
Meeting time:6am
Trip leader:Bluey Email Bluey
Tail end:Rusty Email Rusty
Rating:*****
Details: We will meet at cataby and have some breaky then move on to Geralton topup with fuel, then on to The Overlander topup with fuel again then into Steep Point, were we will camp for the night then onto the barge 7.30am Sunday morning, we will be stayin
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Participants:Matt bluey's son visitor, Radar, Stretch, Bluey, Mark visitor, Rusty, Screech, Badger, Laz, Buddha.
Trip links:Thumbnail1007Screech's Pics
Bluey's Pics
Matt's Pics

Dirk Hartog Dunes Night Nav: Friday 12th
Meeting place:Homestead
Meeting time:8pm
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Tail end:Bluey Email Bluey
Rating:*****
Details:Tonight after an exausting week of fishing we have decided to go and have a play in the dunes by the homestead. NO TENTATIVES PLEASE.
Participants:and a few local staff visitor, Screech, Rusty, Radar, Laz, Froggy tentative, Buddha, Badger, Bluey.

Muchea night run: Friday 19th
Meeting place:McKenzie Street Park - usual spot
Meeting time:7pm
Trip leader:Tank
Rating:***
Details:Re adding this trip from the previous weekend. Putting some effort into trip planning/organisation, so want to give a familiar area a go, before tackling more complex trips. Planning on heading across to the usual muchea play spots and then heading north from 5 hills (pinjar) to some waterholes I spotted a few months ago. Will either head out at Neaves Road or Wanneroo Road - depending on time of night. If you want an early night feel welcome to leave once we get to Pinjar - 5 Hills.
Participants:Tank, Mark - Captains Visitor (MQ Patrol) visitor, David - Captains Visitor (Cruiser) visitor, Wizard, Captain, Toolman.

Lancelin Dunes: Sunday 28th
Meeting place:10th light horse
Meeting time:10 am
Trip leader:Bluey Email Bluey
Tail end:Wizard Email Wizard
Details:Want to have a play in the new car and get out of the kitchen so heading up to lano to have a play around in the dunes, will take some witches hats and set out a course and maybe do some time trials, skill tests etc (supercharger v V8, pootrol v cruiser) you know all in good fun, may even have a trophy for best on day (come on you nissan boys dont be scared)me and wiz will behave not hehe
Participants:Pommy Pete, Tazzy, Badger, Slates, Wizard, Bluey, Craig visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail1008Bluey's Pics
July 2009
Moorine Rocks Wander: Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th
Meeting place:The Lakes Roadhouse
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Rating:****
Details:UPDATE: have changed trip rating as looks like it might be a muddy trip. Bring ya recovery gear....;)Going for a wander out into the Goldfields, give the van a run..:) Camping at Moorine Rocks (Bush Camp). Should arrive about 10pm(300km) and this will be camp for the weekend. Will be doing a day trip (approx 200km) on Saturday to Southern Cross and up to Baladjie Lake NR and back to camp. Return casually on Sunday.
Participants:Gary & Son visitor, Pommy Pete, Screech.
Trip links:Thumbnail1009Screech's Pics

Wet 'n' Wild Wuchea (Muchea doesn't rhyme): Saturday 4th
Meeting place: behind BP - cnr Wanneroo rd and Ocean reef rd
Meeting time:9.00am
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:**
Details:Now it's nice and wet, the sand should be firmer and no dust. Check out some of the bog holes and what should be some reeeaallly nice water holes. Chuck in some of the hills for fun.
Participants:Froggy, Wizard, McGyver, Radar, Sparky, Gadget.

Powerlines: Saturday 11th
Meeting place:Caltex bottom of the hill
Meeting time:not sure around 9.30am
Trip leader:KC
Rating:****
Details:Just need to get out and have a go, anyone welcome, we will be on channel 10
Participants:KC, Captain.
Trip links:Thumbnail1012Captains Pictures

dowerin: Sunday 12th
Meeting place:toodyay rd caltex garage
Meeting time:11. am
Reccie leader:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Tail end:Bluey Email Bluey
Rating:*
Details:having a easy drive out to dowerin. a bit of history. bring lunch
Participants:Pommy Pete, Bluey, Wizard.

Broome or Bust - Busted :( Now off to Jurien Bay: Monday 13th - Friday 17th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Captain Email Captain
Rating:**
Details:As quickly as I got some annual leave, its gone:( Have only got 1 week off now so had to change plans and decided on Jurien Bay. Not a huge amount of 4WDriving planned, more of a family holiday with a Stockyard Gully trip, perhaps the Pinnacles and a bit of beach driving/fishing. This will be a family orientated trip with distances being set by the kids tolerances :)
Participants:Captain.
Trip links:Thumbnail1017Captains Pictures

HangTen Inland: Friday 17th - Sunday 19th
Meeting place:Service Station Cnr Brookton Hwy and Canning Rd, Karragullen
Meeting time:6pm
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Rating:**
Details:Okay off to Wave Rock for the weekend. Staying in the caravan park at the base of the rock (about 10pm arrival, fees apply email me for details if required). There are ensuite ablutions available..:)($15 extra). Will be doing a mystery day trip Saturday and obviously some rock climbing/crawling on foot. Return casually Sunday. Usual story get your name in so bookings can be made. Fire drum has been arranged..it ain't camping without a fire.
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Participants:Alcidio visitor, Michael & Son(Marawan) visitor, Stretch, Pommy Pete, Screech.
Trip links:Thumbnail1019Screech's Pics
Mike's Pics
Stretch's Pics

Macca Mundaring Hills climb: Friday 17th
Meeting place:Caltex service station on the right hand side and the base of Greenmount Hill
Meeting time:6:45 for a 7pm departure
Trip leader:McGyver Email McGyver
Rating:*****
Details:Sorry for the late notes- but McGyver has to try out his new suspension that he got fitted. So were is the best place to try out suspension, MUNDARING HILLS off course. Now depends on where we go it could be quite difficult terrain. So be warned. hehehehe
Participants:McGyver.

Julimar Jaunt: Saturday 25th
Meeting place:Bullsbrook Red Roof Hotel Car Park
Meeting time:9.30am
Trip leader:Goughie
Tail end:Radar
Rating:***
Details:The plan is initially to have an easy jaunt through Moondyne Country and then push into Julimar State Forrest. There shouldn't be anything panel damage hard, but there may certainly be some water, mud and some washed out slopes given the time of year? "UP DATE" As everyone will be driving past our place on there way home, we would like to extend our hospitality by inviting you all back to our place for some food (spit roast). BYO drinks. Could you let me know if you are coming back, so I can give Cheree some idea on how many to cater for.
Participants:Goughie, Brendon visitor, Bluey, Sparky, Slates, Paddy, Wizard, Jimbo, Spottie, Callum & Jen (visitor) visitor, Radar, McGyver, Smokey, Tonka.
Trip links:Thumbnail1022Smokey's Pics

Golf Day: Friday 31st
Meeting place:Hillview Public Golf Course & Tavern‎ - more info
Meeting time:TBA
Event co-ordinator:Rusty Email Rusty
Details:Short Notice I know If you feel like a round of golf to ward of the winter chill come and swing a club and get some exersise at the same time Cost $21.00 for 18 holes. Tie Off 09.00am
Participants:Rusty, Bluey.
August 2009
Kalgan Pool & Eagle Rock: Saturday 8th
Meeting place:BP Newman
Meeting time:8 30 am
Trip leader:Cookie Email Cookie
Details:Heading out from Newman to Kalgan pool and then to Eagle Rock having BBQ along the way
Participants:Cookie, Iceman.
Trip links:Thumbnail1025Cookies

Paddy's 'Most Excellent' Adventure - Kennedy Range National Park +: Sunday 16th - Saturday 29th
Meeting place:McKenzie Street Park, Muchea. S31.5787 E115.9738
Meeting time:09:45 AM
Trip leader:Paddy Email Paddy
Tail end:Slates
Rating:****
Details:In search of the Kennedy Range with two inland stops on the way up, and three coastal stops on the way back. Hoping to get lost amongst the wildflowers at Koolanooka and find Errabiddy Bluff and Bilung Pool on the way north. An orgy of landscape on the way south. Via Pimbee Station, Peron Penninsula, Kalbarri & Stockyard Gully Caves. Lots to see and do. We'll be dragging the camper trailer. National Park fees and other camping fees will apply at some stops. Expect the unexpected! "Paddy's Most Excellent Adventure" - Overwhelm the Senses!
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Participants:Paddy, Froggy, Slates, Screech, Virg (Paddy's mate - joining from Shark Bay - tentative) visitor, McGyver.
Trip links:Thumbnail1028Froggy & the CEO's pics - series 1
Froggy & the CEO's pics - series 2
Froggy & the CEO's pics - series 3
Froggy's trips report
Paddys 'Official' Pics
Screech & Professor's Pics - series 1
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Mundaring: Saturday 29th
Meeting place:Mundaring pub
Meeting time:2:00
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Tail end:Mat
Details:Mundaring and powerline
Participants:Gadget, Brodie and friends visitor, Mat.

Make your own Biodiesel : Sunday 30th
Meeting place:Whiteman Park
Meeting time:8.30am to 1.00pm
Event co-ordinator:Froggy
Details:Hello 4WD people Revolutions, Whiteman Park's Transport Heritage Centre, is currently holding an exhibition called "Running on Empty," about alternatives to fossil fuels. In conjunction with this exhibition, we are running two workshops to teach participants how to make their own Biodiesel. We are very excited about these workshops, and would love to invite WA's 4WDers to participate. I have attached the promotional flyer. If you could please forward this to your members, and circulate to anyone you know who may be interested, we would be very grateful. Please contact Revolutions on the phone number or email address included on the flyer, if you have any questions. Thanks <> Katherine Royce Transport Heritage Centre Coordinator Revolutions, Whiteman Park Ph: 92096040 Fax: 92092543 www.whitemanpark.com
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East of Armadale: Sunday 30th
Meeting place:car park oppersite pioner village Armadale
Meeting time:9-30 am
Trip leader:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Participants:Bluey, Karen, Laz, Pommy Pete, Sally, Rusty, Diane, Aaron & Brendon visitor, Bronky, Jimbo, Alex, Gabriel, Annalise, Veronica, Sparky.
September 2009
Coral Bay R&R & Cruisy Occasional 4WDing: Saturday 12th - Saturday 19th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Tazzy
Details:Tazzy, Fee and Emily are heading up to Coral Bay for a week long holiday. Most of the time will be spent relaxing at the caravan park and beaches, but there are some nice tracks and beaches accessible by 4BY. Fishing and snorkling are on the list to do - along with heaps of other activities to do and see in and around Coral Bay. If youre keen dont leave it too late as we will need to book camp sites at Bayview Coral Bay as they fill up quickly. Contact us if you want more info.
Participants:Iceman, Tazzy.

Make your own Biodiesel: Sunday 13th
Meeting place:Whiteman Park
Meeting time:8.30am
Event co-ordinator:Froggy
Details:Hello 4WD people Revolutions, Whiteman Park's Transport Heritage Centre, is currently holding an exhibition called "Running on Empty," about alternatives to fossil fuels. In conjunction with this exhibition, we are running two workshops to teach participants how to make their own Biodiesel. We are very excited about these workshops, and would love to invite WA's 4WDers to participate. I have attached the promotional flyer. If you could please forward this to your members, and circulate to anyone you know who may be interested, we would be very grateful. Please contact Revolutions on the phone number or email address included on the flyer, if you have any questions. Thanks <> Katherine Royce Transport Heritage Centre Coordinator Revolutions, Whiteman Park Ph: 92096040 Fax: 92092543 www.whitemanpark.com
Extra information:

4wd Training : Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Event co-ordinator:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:This offer is only for financial West Coast 4x4 members and only 2 members at a time to help with keeping participant numbers to a manageable level. 4wd training will be ongoing and an optional event now so members can be given an opportunity to refresh their current knowledge and skills set and even contribute to the training itself and share their own experience with newbies to 4wding. Members can log in for both days of training or one day over the weekend taking on either sandy terrain or rocky terrain. Insurances are in place and are being covered by a nationally registered training organisation and the training is competency based meeting AQF qualification requirements. If you are interested, please e-mail me for meeting locations and times.
Extra information:
Participants:Froggy, Cookie, Mark.
Trip links:Thumbnail1039YouTube video of training day from track clearing
Photos from Power line Track Training Day on Flc

Queens Birthday LWE - Balingup or bust!: Friday 25th - Monday 28th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA - or along the way
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:****
Details:Balingup - definately Balingup. Hopefully wet to make it interesting. Maybe a trek to "The Undiscovered Country" (be afraid - be very afraid - or so I'm told - Muwahahaha!) **UPDATE** Have found 2 camp sites - both allow for fires. One is just out from Nannup(11km)with Facilities and the other is closer to Kirup with no facilities(toilets) but has fire rings and a dam(WooHoo!). Will decide when it draws closer which will be chosen. Have bee advised by DEC we could also camp along the Blackwood itself as it's tollerated but no facilities or fires(this weather - me want fire!). More info to come.
Participants:Sparky, Gadget, Rusty, Tank, Debbie, Laz, Tonka, McGyver, Radar, Wizard, Callum, Goughie, Bluey, Karen.
Trip links:Thumbnail1043Goughies Photo's
McGyver Balingup Sep 09 Photo's
Wizards Pic's

Down South: Friday 25th - Monday 28th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Slates
Tail end:Paddy Email Paddy
Rating:***
Details:Were heading down south for the Queen's Birthday long weekend for a bit of R&R and exploring. The actual location will be kept a secret for now, but you won't be disappointed. The location has plenty of room for caravans and trailers, has fire rings and toilets. Just a couple of k's of good dirt road into camp site. We might have a dinner at one of the local pubs in the area one night. A sense of humor is a prerequisite for this trip.
Participants:Paddy, Slates, Brendon, Ann & family visitor, Rooster, Haylee tentative, Pluto, Leonie.
Trip links:Thumbnail1045Paddy's Pics

Dongara & Port Denison : Saturday 26th - October Saturday 3rd
Meeting place:Port Denison
Meeting time:Afternoon
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Rating:**
Details:NOTE CHANGES...:...Off to Port Denison for the week. Will be leaving early Saturday to make camp for lunch. Planning a relaxing week entertaining kids at the beach.. Maybe a little bit of beach driving or inland wildflower hunting..:). Staying in the luxury of a caravan park in Port Denison with lots of shade and grassed sites. The sooner we know numbers the better the accommodation that can be arranged. A small group will be returning on Tuesday if you don't wish to stay the week.
Extra information:
Participants:Screech, Sharon, Brianna, Kyle, Turtle, Neil Scammell and Family visitor, Fish, Vilma, Madeleine, Ethan, Stretch, Trudy, Joshua, Aaron, Froggy, Cookie, Lynda, Duckie, Kaitlyn.
Trip links:Thumbnail1047Froggy's photos
Cookies Pics
Fish's pics
October 2009
Gold fields Run: Saturday 3rd - Friday 9th
Meeting place:Kelmscot Hotel carpark, on the left as you come into Kelmscot on Albany Highway
Meeting time:11AM
Trip leader:Ozzie
Tail end:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Rating:*****
Details:going from Hyden to Norseman via Holland track, Burro Rock, Cave hill, then from Norseman where ever our noses are pointed, probably northeast of Norseman, returning home Friday or Saturday.This will be a camp and go trip so pac lightly, you must be self sufficient and the regular car spare parts for this type of trip. Be prepared to leave camp early so we can get the most out of a day
Participants:Pommy Pete, Ozzie, Arron (pommy's son) visitor, Smokey, Rusty, Diane.
Trip links:Thumbnail1055Ozzie's Pics
Smokey's Pics

Estelle first 4WD steps (wheels) in her near new Jackaroo: Saturday 3rd
Meeting place:Botanical golf car park. Corner of Joondalup drive & Wanneroo road
Meeting time:meeting at 12noon for a 12:15 departure
Trip leader:McGyver Email McGyver
Tail end:Goughie
Rating:*
Details:I am taking Estelle out for 4WD test run (McGyver 4WD leaning lesson) to Two rock & Wilbinga for some sand / beach driving. If youare doing nothing Saturday, come along for the drive. We will stop about 1pm for lunch, at two rock cafe.
Participants:McGyver, Brandon, Goughie, Cheree, Dominique, Danielle.
Trip links:Thumbnail1049McGyvers Pics

McGyver Night Nav- Mundaring: Friday 9th
Meeting place:Caltex service station at the bottom of Green mount Hill (Great Eastern Hwy)
Meeting time:Departure 7pm
Trip leader:McGyver Email McGyver
Details:McGyver Night Nav to Mundaring. I need to get out and do some challenging hill climbs and what the best place to do that, Mundaring. Might do the Powerline as I have not taken my Jeep up that track.
Participants:Laz, McGyver, Brandon, Screech, Kyle, Tank, Phil & Catherine visitor, Jaffa visitor, Nel visitor.

Day trip to Harvey: Sunday 11th
Meeting place:Western Cellars Car park South Western Hwy Byford
Meeting time:8.00 am
Trip leader:Cookie Email Cookie
Rating:****
Details:Heading down to the Harvy Brunswick area for a play on the muddy hills. Bring ya lunch and all recovery gear
Participants:Cookie, Morgan Sarah visitor.

Muchea: Tuesday 13th
Meeting place:odin tavern
Meeting time:8:00
Trip leader:Gadget Email Gadget
Rating:***
Details:Looking for a lake
Participants:Gadget.

4wd Training: Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:This offer is only for financial West Coast 4x4 members and only 2 members at a time to help with keeping participant numbers to a manageable level. 4wd training will be ongoing and an optional event now so members can be given an opportunity to refresh their current knowledge and skills set and even contribute to the training itself and share their own experience with newbies to 4wding. Members can log in for both days of training or one day over the weekend taking on either sandy terrain or rocky terrain. Insurances are in place and are being covered by a nationally registered training organisation and the training is competency based meeting AQF qualification requirements. If you are interested, please e-mail me for meeting locations and times.
Extra information:
Participants:Froggy, Laz.

Red Dust and Salt Flats: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th
Meeting place:Lakes Roadhouse
Meeting time:6pm
Trip leader:Screech Email Screech
Tail end:Stretch Email Stretch
Rating:****
Details:Yep we're off to the Golden West again, Mt Palmer that is. Will probably camp out the eastern side of the lake. Taking campers. If weather is kind ya better bring all gear too...:) UPDATE::: Due to the popularity of this trip we will now be camping at Mt Palmer and not the eastern side of the lake. Please be aware there are NO services at this camp. It is a 'bush camp'.
Participants:Slates, Anne, Screech, Kyle, Stretch, Aaron, Joshua, Paddy, Pommy Pete, Aaron, Sally, Smokey.

Committee Meeting: Monday 26th
Meeting place:The Swamp
Meeting time:7:30pm
Meeting convener:Captain Email Captain
Details:A meeting will be held at The Swamp for Committee Members.
Participants:McGyver, Captain, Fish, Froggy, Brettski.

4wd Training: Saturday 31st - November Sunday 1st
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:This offer is only for financial West Coast 4x4 members and only 2 members at a time to help with keeping participant numbers to a manageable level. 4wd training will be ongoing and an optional event now so members can be given an opportunity to refresh their current knowledge and skills set and even contribute to the training itself and share their own experience with newbies to 4wding. Members can log in for both days of training or one day over the weekend taking on either sandy terrain or rocky terrain. Insurances are in place and are being covered by a nationally registered training organisation and the training is competency based meeting AQF qualification requirements. If you are interested, please e-mail me for meeting locations and times.
Participants:Froggy, McGyver, Jimbo.
Trip links:Thumbnail1062McGyvers Pics
November 2009
mystory: Sunday 1st
Meeting place:servo.corner of canning rd brookton hwy karragullen
Meeting time:9-30 am
Reccie leader:Pommy Pete Email Pommy Pete
Details:this is a reccie. 8 cars max. going to check out some new ground.
Participants:Pommy Pete, Screech, Kyle, Slates, Sparky, Laz, Paddy, Smokey, Noha, Saffia, Aisha (Luly), Marawan.
Trip links:Thumbnail1064Smokey's Pics

Nanga Nanga South: Friday 6th - Sunday 8th
Meeting place:Corner of Dell Park Road and the South Western Highway
Meeting time:8.00am Saturday morning
Trip leader:Froggy
Tail end:Richie
Rating:***
Details:The Frog would like to take the new camper out into the forest for the weekend and share the experience with some friends, find a nice a spot near a river I know of (just got to find it in the dark which will be interesting) to camp for a couple of nights now we are coming into some warmer weather. For more details please e-mail me directly at wc4x4@couper.com.au. We will be taking Couper as well. Oh yeah and we'll do some 4wding as well ;-)
Participants:Froggy, Richie, Smokey, Noha, Aisha (Luly), Saffia, Marawan tentative, Juanita & friends visitor.
Trip links:Thumbnail1066Smokey's Pics

4WD Caravan & Camping Show: Friday 13th - Sunday 15th
Meeting place:McCallum Park (near the Causeway) Victoria Park
Meeting time:9am-6pm Friday & Saturday / 9am-5pm Sunday
Event co-ordinator:McGyver Email McGyver
Details:GENRAL ADMISSION: Adults $15.00 Concessions $12.00* Children (5+yrs) $5.00 Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) $40.00 Note: CASH ONLY, no EFTPOS or Credit Card facilities at the gate. * Valid Senior and Student Card Holders only
Extra information:
Participants:Bluey, Goughie, Fish, McGyver, Laz, Captain, Rusty, Diane, Paddy, Doris.

West Coast 4x4 Club Christmas Dinner: Saturday 14th
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Event co-ordinator:Goughie
Details:"UPDATE,UPDATE" Christmas Dinner table is booked for 7.30pm in the Atrium Restaurant, Burswood. Could you please make your payment into club account if you have not already done so. I would like to thank all the people who made prompt payments. If you have any problems, queries let me know.
Participants:Callum, Goughie, Bluey, Screech, McGyver, Tazzy, Stretch, Bullet, Brendon and Anne visitor, Wizard, Rusty, Rooster, Haylee.

Fish's night run through Pinjar Forrest: Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th
Meeting place:10th Light Horse
Meeting time:6.30pm
Trip leader:Fish Email Fish
Rating:***
Details:Decided it was time to arrange a night run through Pinjar, taking in the four hills, Z bend and a few other obstacles especially at night.Option to roll out swag or tent if you wish and return home in the morning.
Participants:Fish, Steve visitor, Captain.

4wd Training : Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Froggy
Rating:***
Details:This offer is only for financial West Coast 4x4 members and only 2 members at a time to help with keeping participant numbers to a manageable level. 4wd training will be ongoing and an optional event now so members can be given an opportunity to refresh their current knowledge and skills set and even contribute to the training itself and share their own experience with newbies to 4wding. Members can log in for both days of training or one day over the weekend taking on either sandy terrain or rocky terrain. Insurances are in place and are being covered by a nationally registered training organisation and the training is competency based meeting AQF qualification requirements. If you are interested, please e-mail me for meeting locations and times.
Participants:Froggy, Richie, Fish.

Golf day: Saturday 21st
Meeting place:West St Hazelmere
Meeting time:08:30 Change of Venue now Rosehill Country Club
Event co-ordinator:Rusty Email Rusty
Details:Any one feeling like a round of 18 holes come along and swing a club, Prize for the winner after game
Participants:Rusty, Screech, Kyle.

Harvey: Sunday 22nd
Meeting place:Western Cellars Car park South Western Hwy Byford
Meeting time:8.00 am
Trip leader:Cookie Email Cookie
Rating:****
Details:Heading down to the Harvey Brunswick area again for a play,will be a full day so bring ya morning tea, lunch and all recovery gear
Participants:Cookie, Lynda, Wizard, Sparky, Scam, Dahna, Jimbo, Veronica, Gabriel, Annalise, Pommy Pete, Turtle.
Trip links:Thumbnail1073Cookies Pics
Wizards Pic's
December 2009
Over Night Fishing trip: Friday 4th - Saturday 5th
Meeting place:10th light horse
Meeting time:5 pm
Trip leader:Bluey Email Bluey
Rating:***
Details:We were here (Wilbinga) a couple of weeks ago and picked up some nice Taylor, Will be camping over night so i can have a jimmy or two, the winds and temp look good. If you cant make this time just come when ever your ready, just hit the beach and turn right till you find us.
Participants:Tank, Joshua, Bluey, Karen, Slates, Paddy, Danny visitor, Pommy Pete, Penny, Aaron, Sally, Screech, Kyle.

Kiddies Christmas Party: Sunday 6th
Meeting place:Whiteman Park VW Shelter
Meeting time:11:00am
Event co-ordinator:Froggy
Details:The club has booked a shelter so we have some shade (see map). Bring your chairs and BBQ lunch or picnic and spend an enjoyable day with all the kids. Can everyone bring a plate of party food for the kids to share later on in the afternoon. We are expecting a surprise visitor from the North pole.
Extra information:
Participants:Pommy Pete, Aaron, Sally, Jimbo, Alex, Gabriel, Annalise, Veronica, Liz, Grace, Froggy tentative, Tank, Debbie, Emma, Joshua, Cameron, Scam, Dahna, Blake, Captain, Shana, Fish, Vilma, Madeleine, Ethan, Tazzy, Felicia, Emily, Stretch, Trudy, Joshua, Aaron, Rooster, Haylee.
Trip links:Thumbnail1074Froggy's photos

Flinders Ranges SA Adventure: Saturday 19th - January Sunday 10th
Meeting place:Caltex Servo Greenmount Hill
Meeting time:07:00am
Trip leader:Rusty Email Rusty
Rating:***
Details:Leaving on Saturday 19 December heading first to Kalgoorlie, Laverton, across the Central Highway to Ayres Rock, out to Stuart highway right to Coober Pedy, William Creek, Maree, Leigh Creek, then out to Arkroola Santuary for a few days, then down to Rawnsing Station near Wilapena Pound for more 4WDing, then to Port Augusta and back across the Nullabor, Norseman then Perth.
Extra information:
Participants:Rusty, Diane.
Trip links:Thumbnail1099Flinders Ranges

Bremer Bay - end of year trip: Saturday 26th - January Saturday 2nd
Meeting place:Just make your own way down to Bremer Bay
Meeting time:Whatever suits :)
Trip leader:Captain Email Captain
Tail end:Fish Email Fish
Rating:****
Details:The WC4X4 annual trip to Bremer is still on for 2009. With a smaller contingent than last year, we will simply work out at Bremer what trips we may do. No fixed itinerary, just enjoy the break and have a great time. Fish has offered to lead two trips, to Pt. Ann and Fosters Stream - the waypoints and plots for OziEplorer have been uploaded to the members file area.
Participants:Tazzy, Felicia, Emily, McGyver, Brandon, Caitlin, Dana, Bullet, Fish, Vilma, Madeleine, Ethan, Captain, Shana, Pluto, Leonie, Liz, Grace, Smokey.
Trip links:Thumbnail1080McGyvers Pics
Captains pics
Smokey's Pics
Fish's pics

Quobba Station: Sunday 27th - January Sunday 3rd
Meeting place:TBA
Meeting time:TBA
Trip leader:Bluey Email Bluey
Rating:****
Details:Heading up to some nice warm weather and possible good fishing (if the winds aren't blowing like buggery) Havent made my mind up were i will stay Quobba, Red bluff or 3 Mile Camp may do all 3 ?, Will be a steady trip stopping between Gero and Carnarvon the first night then head in in the morrning. Its around 950km 1 way
Extra information:
Participants:Bluey, Karen, Badger, Jack.
Trip links:Thumbnail1076Bluey's Pics