Quick run out in the HJ45 (white blanked plate) + a mate's HJ45 (with the yellow blanked plate):
Later on that day, they both spent nearly 2hrs in L4 and 1st or 2nd gear doing a bit of rock and gully dodging - and water up to the hubs... This photo was taken up on the ridgeline where some of the fires came through earlier in the year.
You can clearly see where the fire flashed over, burning one side but not doing anything to the other:
Fortnight later, and it was a bit more comfort needed, so the FZJ80 was in use. This was only 30km(ish) away from the photo of the 2x 45s above:
This area is part of the cool climate rainforest that makes up part of the Gondwana World Heritage area in Australia; in November - January, it was well alight through here...
(And yes, both our Land Cruisers have baling twine on the UHFs... it started off as a joke from a mate on the 4Runner we had before the 80, but it's just stuck!)