b' Club SpotlightMelbourne Jeep Owners Club (MJOC)Annual clean-up of 15-mile HutEildon State ForestFor the last 10 years MJOCOC have had a members of MJOCOC and 2 members of drains, cleaning up inside the hut,small committee who have arranged the newly formed Everest club camped clearing the roof of leaf litter, filling thelooking after huts in the Marysville area. at 15-mile Hut enjoying the night and wood bin and clearing the paths at theThese huts include Keppels Hut, Ryans allowing us to have a much-needed fire back of the hut. Spur Hut and 15-mile Hut, in conjunc- going upon arrival of the rest of the As per all Hut days, we all enjoyed timetion with the HMO from Victorian High group. The other 10 members of MJOC around the fire, a hearty morning teaCountry huts and assistance from the in 7 Jeeps came up from Buxton via and cooked lunch whilst chatting overland owners (DWELP and Parks Vic). Woods Point road, Eildon Warburton all things Huts, Jeeps and Camping. WeMJOC complete several activities each road to 15-mile hut.hope that 4wders and other bush usersyear including: interior cleaning up, This group didnt get to the hut till after enjoy 15-mile Hut and understand that arestocking wood piles, mowing and 10:00am due to having to clear an lot of love and care is given by MJOC,brush cutting, general maintenance and accident on the road near Lake VHCHA and its members in buildingrebuilding where necessary.Mountain turn off. We needed all our and maintaining the huts in theOn the 13th July a small advance party winch skills to clear the road and assist Marysville area. including 2 members of MJOC huts the cars that had some bad front-end Thank you to all those who attended thegroup and HMO from VHCHA braved damage due to hitting a tree on a working bee which included 4 peoplethe nasty weather and headed to 15- slippery mountain bend.and 3 cars on the recce weekend andmile Hut via Rubicon state forest. We After we arrived to a clear cool sky the 14 people and 10 cars on the workingfound several trees down and a large team got to work on cleaning up 15-mile weekend.Its amazing how much aamount of snow, so thoroughly enjoyed Hut. We split into 3 groups and by the small group can achieve. the day of track clearing and snow end of the day we had achieved an If anyone is interested in Caring for thedriving. The hut was found to be in enormous amount. The activities Huts you can contact VHCHA for allreasonable condition with a large mural completed included, digging 4 post High-Country hutspainting in modern art on the back wall holes and re-concreting them around www.hutsvictoria.org.au being the only thing that really couldnt the picnic area, brush cutting all thebe fixed the following weekend.grass, clearing all the bog holes on the MJOC Huts Coordinator20th July the following weekend 4 tracks and around the hut, clearing the Rob SharpTRACKWATCH DECEMBER 2019 7'