Course Description – Pioneer Heartbreak

Nigel Preston

Prepared by Ben McDermid

Welcome to Pioneer Heartbreak!

All Courses:

Unless stated otherwise stick to the main 4WD track
All courses start and finish in line with this Big Tree, just past the Dumping of Rubbish Prohibited sign at the beginning of Pioneer Road/Track.

Short Course (1km): Out and Back
From the tree head south on Pioneer Track, sticking to the main track the whole way
At 260m the track is a little windy, stick to the main track veering left
At 500m is the turnaround for the Medium Course, turn around, stick to Pioneer Track returning the same way you came.
Finishing back at the tree you started at.

Medium Course (3km): Out and Back
From the tree head south on Pioneer Track, sticking to the main track the whole way
At 260m the track is a little windy, stick to the main track veering left
At 650m stick to the main track
At 840m there are smaller tracks coming in from both side at the top of the hill, stick to the main track and proceed straight ahead
At 1km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.2km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.35km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.5km is the turnaround for the Medium Course, turn around, stick to Pioneer Track returning the same way you came.
Finishing back at the tree you started at.

Long Course (7.8km): Out and Back
From the tree head south on Pioneer Track, sticking to the main track the whole way
At 260m the track is a little windy, stick to the main track veering left
At 650m stick to the main track
At 840m there are smaller tracks coming in from both side at the top of the hill, stick to the main track and proceed straight ahead
At 1km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.2km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.35km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.8km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 1.9km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 2.45km 4 other tracks converge on Pioneer Track, continue straight ahead on the main track
At 2.6km continue straight ahead on the main track
At 2.75km stick to the main track as it veers around to the right
At 3.25km you arrive at intersection of Pioneer Track and Kairn Road, continue straight ahead on Pioneer Track
At 3.35km Pioneer Track veers around to the right at a 90-degree angle. Follow the track all the way up to Edwards Road
At 3.65 continue straight ahead on the main track
At 3.9km is your turn around at Edwards Road. Make sure you put at least one foot on the bitumen before turning, then return the same way you came all the way back to the start.
At 4.5km at the intersection of Pioneer Track and Kairn Road, stick to Pioneer Track returning the same way you came.
Finishing back at the tree you started at.

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