old telegraph line

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 10:26
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just wondering if anyone has been on the old telegraph line (norseman - ballidonia) lately and what track conditions are like. will be driving land rover discovery and maybe trailer. has been quite wet here in albany so just hoping not too bad to be able to get away and enjoy holiday time. cheers wayne
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 12:45

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 12:45
Crossing Lake Dundas is your biggest obstacle on this track. Might be best to contact the Visitors Centre and ask if the causeway is still passable. There is a small break in the causeway that requires some negotiation but there are sleepers and other debris around to help out if needed.

I'm not sure how much the water level rises with rain, or indeed, how much rain they have had recently.



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Follow Up By: Member - reddirtdreamer (WA) - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 13:56

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 13:56
thanks for the headsup, will give the information centre a ring tomorrow. wayne
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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 20:28

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 20:28
Unless its changed lake dundas is a doddle even mid winter due to he causeway.
I have travelled the track many times and more importsntly extensively the remte bushland to the south. So if you have any questions.
Alot of the spots had been rarely if ever visited and were hard core through bush only or walking
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Follow Up By: Member - reddirtdreamer (WA) - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 21:11

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 21:11
thanks for the reply , just looking for something a bit different and to get away for some well deserved holiday time and hopefully get away from this albany rain. cheers wayne
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 21:55

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 21:55
As others have stated Lake Dundas is the only real obstacle. I travelled it last between Christmas and new years. Still a tad wet at the usual crossing spot, but have a close look at it first, and make sure its fine. Plenty of fallen timber nearby if you need to place tracks. We removed a number of fallen trees from the roads due to bad weather a few days earlier. Beats going out to the highway. Nice drive. Checkout the waypoints from exploroz along the way.
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Follow Up By: Member - reddirtdreamer (WA) - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 22:04

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 22:04
we are in no real hurry to be anywhere at any time so slow and easy will be the order of the day , so will be leaving from albany - esperance - old telegraph line - ballidonia , up to frazer range station. wayne
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 22:38

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 22:38
Hi

No recent info, though some of the small lakes west of Boingaring Rocks can get a bit mushy if it rains.



No idea if you could get around this one, we were just having a look around and headed back east of here.

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