I think I'm in trouble. I promised to pick a mate up from a hike he's doing between Lake Cobbler and The Bluff on Friday evening. Plan was to sneak out of work in Melbourne 30 mins early, beat the traffic and get up there before dark so I didn't have to tackle the track in the dark (this is in an Impreza not a 4x4, it's got grip but no clearance so you need to watch yourself). Anyway...boss today told me I've got to be at a meeting at Warrnambool on Friday and there is no way I can get out of it. Is WhereIs right when it says I'm in for a 9 hour drive just to get to Mansfield from Warrnambool? If so I'm boned because there is no way I'll be in a fit state to drive after that many hours. I've never cut through the backroads and I've never been in a hurry along the GOR (well...not in a "must get somewhere" sense anyway :wink: ) nor have I ever taken the short route to Mansfield. From my estimates I'm looking at ~25 hours from bed to bed and that's just not going to fly and furthermore the only method of contact he's got is a CDMA phone he's taken for emergancies which a) I'm not sure will have reception and b) I'm almost 100% sure he'll have left off in case he needs the battery life in an emergancy.