Camping on Saturday in Lerderderg State Park and 4 wheel driving on Sunday in Cobaw State Forest. Such a fulfilled weekend!

Quick links:

GPS record – Lerderderg 4WD Camping

GPS record – Cobaw 4WD Stumpy Track & Alcorn Track

We headed in Lerderderg early afternoon through OBeriens Road. After around 10 miles of potholes and corrugation, we parked our cars at O’Briens Crossing and changed into hiking shoes.

OBriens Crossing parking | Overland Lady by Monique Song

Having been 4WDing many tracks, I have yet to go on an actual hike due to the fear of leaving my vehicle and valuables behind. However, this location was fairly busy at the time we arrived which made it relatively safe for leaving posessions behind.

At the end of our hike, we reached to “The Tunnel”. It was hidden behind Lerderderg River and a pile of branches. The only ways to get pass was either climbing through the trees or walking on a single-log “bridge”. Balancing was not my specialty. But after almost balling my eyes out walking pass the log three meters above water, I figured running actually made it easier on my return trip……

The Tunnel 1 | Overland Lady by Monique Song

On the other side of the river, here’s The Tunnel.

BTW, J just bought an Akubra hat and he loves it! The store didn’t have any size Small in stock so I’ll have to wait to get mine. =[

Our campsite was at a secretive spot that J found on one of his solo trip earlier the year. I guess it’s not a secret anymore since I’m sharing my GPS tracking with you all..

To access it, you will need to go through Diggers Track and some of its nasty(fun) bogs. I included a bit more of that in the video where you can see J winching out from a mud pool and Roland cracking a rear light housing….

Camp Lerderderg State Park Logo 3 | Overland Lady by Monique Song
Roland and Eunice’s Darche Roof Top Tent and 270 degree awning set up.

Camp Lerderderg State Park Logo 4 | Overland Lady by Monique Song
I have been loving the ARB Double Swag. Thick canvas keeps us warm all night and enough room for cuddles~
Camp Lerderderg State Park Logo 5 | Overland Lady by Monique Song

The Rhino Rack has been growing on me. I wasn’t the biggest fan at first because of all the height it adds to my cruiser (talk about low clearance malls🤦🏼‍♀️).
But it gives me a substantial chunk of storage space, especially useful when trying to pack my whole life in a car. Our ARB swag, Maxtrax recovery board, or just loose firewood I hand sawed on the way.

After respooling winch cables, we were all packed up and ready to head toward Cobaw. We met with the group of Chinese off-roaders again and had some serious wheeling on Stumpy Track and Alcorn Track.

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