After having dinner a few laughs and drinks we all went to bed excited about the day ahead. During the early morning of the 24th with shadow snuggling in Tiny’s jacket we all had breakfast with gizmo looking for bacon from everyone’s plates. Then while we were discussing the tracks we were going to do we were approached by a lady asking if we had a satellite phone. then went on to say that some young guys had gotten badly stuck the day before and had walked 3 1/2hrs back to the camp ground. So change of plans we went off to recover their ute after some investigation we found it was balancing on two wheels. After a long and exciting recovery which involved two cars one from MDORC and one from Jeepfreakz some of us decided to have a drive up the hill where the young guys had gotten stuck.
Afterwards some of us went back to camp while rest went to have a look at another track to see if it would be worth while doing after lunch. On getting back to camp we had some lunch where we were surprised by a thankyou gift of 3 cartons of beer from the guys we had helped earlier. After lunch we headed out again to drive a track and found a big and challenging hill. After looking at it in the fading light Evan asked who wants to go up it most of us said yes. So we proceeded to climb up one by one with Brent spotting at the bottom and Evan spotting as each car reached a halfway mark and then one of our MDORC cars threw us into another recovery exercise. It was a winch job using the winch on the recovery vehicle. Really gave Evan, Brent, and a couple of the Jeepfreakz boys a workout. It's great being in the club especially with such knowledge and experience when any of us find ourselves in precarious positions.
By the time the recovery was finished it was too dark for the 3 cars we didn't manage to get up so they had to turn around and head back to camp. We all met up then had dinner then happy hour seemed to start for the beer drinkers which lasted well into the early hours of the morning on the 25th Leighanne,Tiny,Ben and myself all got up for the dawn service. This wasLeighannes first one ever!!! then it was back to camp to have breakfast and pack up it may have not quite gone to plan but it was fun thanks to everyone who came along Shadow and Gizmo really enjoyed them selves!