Cape York guides

Which Cape York Guide books appear to be the better, Ron Moons Cape York An Adventurers Guide or Hemmas Cape York Atlas and Guide. Ron Moons is about 3 years old now and Hemmas is about 1 year.
Thanks to anyone that can help.
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Reply By: Hema Maps - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:43

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:43
I would have to say the Hema Cape York Atlas and guide..... but i could be considered biased on this opinion...... dont know why though.

In the end as long as you enjoy your trip to the cape it doesn't matter which one you get, both products are full of useful information and you get some people prefer the Hema and some prefer Ron and Viv Moons, in the end your best option would be, if you can, go into somewhere that has both and have a look at them.
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Follow Up By: DIGGER 12 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:49

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:49
Well done Hema Maps , good answer no B/S just the good Australian way . Digger 12
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Follow Up By: Member - gm520 - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:24

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:24
Hi all,
We have the Ron Moon version (ed 12) - bought Rons over Hema as I planned on only buy one; and after meeting him during a bike trip in Flinders he gave us some very valuable route advice, so I thought id return some of the favor by buying his product.

However with the new permit system in QLD not discussed at all in Rons book I am now thinking get the Hema as well (got the hema map - verrrrry good prduct!), to help with planning camp sites outside of NP's.

Does the Hema new edition discuss this at all?

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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:13

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:13

I'd be going for the most current publication as conditions change quickly and on a regular basis up north. I ran into a few issues with one of Ron's guides to the Kimberley some years back. It had not been updated in a few years so many changes to entry points to gorges had not been captured. This resulted in some changed conditions and a long walk on a hot day. Not so bad for me but we had to assist some elderly people who had been caught unaware as well.

Not necessarily Ron's fault but up to date info is paramount. If it's 3 years old, it's three years out of date.

My 2c worth

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Reply By: Pauly_T - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:13

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:13
I've got both and using both but if I had to choose one, Hema's Cape York Atlas and Guide by a country mile.

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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:10

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:10
The cost of both is .0000001% of the fuel cost of such a trip. Its a no brainer if you ask me.
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Reply By: Member - John G - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:28

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 10:28
G'day Coot

Idler Chris makes good sense in his reply.

We used Ron Moon's guide in 2010 with the 11th Edition which was published in 2008. At the time there were several places discounting earlier editions which was quite misleading.

We also found that using youtube to observe recent Cape York trips, particularly creek crossings, was invaluable. Again though, as you observe re the Moon guide, you need to check when the video clip was filmed.

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Follow Up By: Coot - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 13:41

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 13:41
I have purchased the Hemma Guide as its a late 2012 edition. I havent looked all through it yet but it looks good. I wish I had it when I was last up there 12 years ago. All I need now is for the wet season to finish so I can be there in May,hopefully before the rush. Thanks for all the comments.
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Reply By: Member - Li X - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:46

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:46
Hi guys,

Li from Mud Map here. We recently wrote a Cape York 4WD Guide based on comments posted in by our Facebook community members. It is a good starting point covering tracks, camp sites, maps and attractions. CLICK HERE to check it out. We hope you enjoy it.
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