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#26

bbayjohn
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27 September 2019 05:21 pm

Gimp wrote:

Pretty gully, depends if you mean via the Tooloom rd or Hootens rd crossing. Could try access thru Lanakai or Clarence wilderness lodge

So it’s all private land?

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27 September 2019 07:30 pm

bbayjohn wrote:

Long Gully threw to rocky river is open. All other tracks will need a chainsaw. Gimp have you heard of the washing machine ? And would you know the name of the mine that the Chinese diverted the water around in pretty gully area ?

Sweet. Cut my way past Bulldog rock but stopped by big fallen trees. No and no sorry.

#28

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04 October 2019 08:14 pm

The forest is open and the gullies are paying

#29

LoneWolf
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04 October 2019 08:34 pm

Now for the Mini-rush to start... playful playful

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#30

Tibno
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04 October 2019 08:39 pm

Devastated I didn’t manage to get out there when I could a week and a half ago.

Time to bribe the boss for another week of leave.

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#31

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05 October 2019 07:06 pm

Just under 2g for the day. Get out there people the forest has never been friendlier. Would post pic but again upload issues.

Last edited by Gimp (05 October 2019 07:07 pm)

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#32

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05 October 2019 07:08 pm

Plus a heap of quality smokies

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#33

bbayjohn
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06 October 2019 09:46 am

Great thanks Gimp. Red rock road was clear, didn’t do any good though. Area was dry.. Was thinking we may head back down . 2 grams is a great effort.

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06 October 2019 11:18 am

Collapsible plastic bags ($4.50 @bunnings) and tubs

#35

bbayjohn
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08 October 2019 07:40 pm

Here we go again
Emergency Warning - Long Gully Rd, Drake (Tenterfield LGA) 2019-10-08 19:09
Posted: 2019-10-08 19:09
A bush fire is burning in the Long Gully Rd, Drake area. The fire is currently over 70000 hectares in size and is out of control.
Current Situation
There is increased fire activity on the south eastern side of the fire around the area of Ewingar, Broadwater Flat, Keybarbin State Forest and the Mount Belmore State Forest.
The fire has crossed the Clarence River and is burning in an easterly direction through the Keybarbin State Forest and Mount Belmore State Forest towards Wyan Creek.
Embers from this fire have started spot fires to the south of the Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat fire in the area of Wyan Creek and Seery Road. More information on the Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat fire is available in our major fire update.
A forecast wind change over the next few hours may see the fire moving in a more northerly direction.
Advice
Residents in the areas of Ewingar, Broadwater Flat, Keybarbin State Forest and the Mount Belmore State Forest should take shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Residents in the roads off Kimbin-Pikapene Road in the Keybarbin State Forest and Hicks Road, Wyan Creek should take shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Monitor conditions in your area. Under strong winds, embers may be blown ahead of the fire front, creating spot fires. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.
Other Information
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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#36

LoneWolf
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08 October 2019 08:03 pm

There are a few bad fires down that way... Its not over yet..

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#37

Gunna
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09 November 2019 10:27 am

Went to Ewningar yesterday, the forest has been cleaned up a bit, still plenty of scrub along Ewningar creek,but you're be able to check out bulldog digging now with out falling down mine shafts , if you go out there still take a chain saw, trees are still falling across tracks with the strong winds, and have a look at some areas that haven't burnt and you'll see why we have the fires we have, forest litter up to ya knees

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09 November 2019 11:20 am

Gunna wrote:

Went to Ewningar yesterday, the forest has been cleaned up a bit, still plenty of scrub along Ewningar creek,but you're be able to check out bulldog digging now with out falling down mine shafts , if you go out there still take a chain saw, trees are still falling across tracks with the strong winds, and have a look at some areas that haven't burnt and you'll see why we have the fires we have, forest litter up to ya knees

Obviously didn't get the message regarding forest closures between Sydney and QLD border.

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#39

deafbrickie
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25 November 2019 08:00 pm

Hello, is Ewingar SF open for gold detector as I’m keen to get out there detecting for gold or the bull dog area. I’m learning and can panning I’m experienced bush bashing so possibly after fire area is open bush for detecting.
Can go tomorrow till Thursday anyone interested???

Ricky

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#40

Feral
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26 November 2019 07:05 am

Gimp wrote:
Gunna wrote:

Went to Ewningar yesterday, the forest has been cleaned up a bit, still plenty of scrub along Ewningar creek,but you're be able to check out bulldog digging now with out falling down mine shafts , if you go out there still take a chain saw, trees are still falling across tracks with the strong winds, and have a look at some areas that haven't burnt and you'll see why we have the fires we have, forest litter up to ya knees

Obviously didn't get the message regarding forest closures between Sydney and QLD border.

I'm trying to find out if or when the SF's will be opened up. Gimp, can you post a link to where you found the info please? I can't seem to track it down


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#41

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26 November 2019 07:20 am

I rang forestry corporation yesterday, not open north of Nabiac to Qld border and no timeline on opening.

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#42

LoneWolf
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26 November 2019 11:22 am

Yes still closed along with Torrington and quite a few in the North NSW region will be closed for quite awhile yet...

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#43

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26 November 2019 06:19 pm

Bugger. really wanted to head down that way over Christmas.


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#44

LoneWolf
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26 November 2019 08:04 pm

More than likely After Christmas... With 124 Fires still burning in NSW and another near Timbarra that has just flared up, Its going to be a long time before they will Re-open...

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#45

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28 November 2019 04:20 pm

Forestry Corp updated again today, forest closures north of Nabiac continue. Plan B for weekend.

#46

Tibno
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30 June 2020 12:54 am

By chance, has anyone heard word about Ewingar opening back up any time soon? I can see that the forestry closure is still current as of the last update on June 9, but was wondering if anyone in the community may have heard anything?

I’d love to get back out there in this cold weather, maybe not so much the rain though.

Cheers


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