Connie Sue hwy North from Neale Junction

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 00:33
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Evening All
This is more a question of the type of road / track Heading to Warburton.
I've driven from Cocklebiddy to Rawlinna and along the Connie Sue to the
Plumridge Lakes turn off. The Hema map shows the track snaking thru the
dunes,My question is is this roughly the same as the Anne Beadell for crossing
sand dunes or is it much the same as the Southern half.
Travelling in 2008 Ford Ranger towing camper trailer Heading off mid Sept
leaving from Kalgoorlie
Thanks for any info.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 00:49

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 00:49
Hello norm

It's a couple of years since i travelled that road but I don't imagine it changes much. It is a typical WA outback road, I am sure you are familiar with the type: rocky bits, sandy bits, lots of corros and the scrub was quite close to the road in places.

As for dunes, well there are a few but from memory they are more just low sand ridges, barely need to slow down to go over.

We had people towing campers in the group and they had no problems at all.

The year we were there there had been a major rain event near Warburton and the top end of the track was badly washed out with lots of detours around the worst bits which made for slow going.

It is great country, enjoy the trip.

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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 07:26

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 07:26
It is also extremely corrugated in spots when it gets further north.
Also watch your speeds on the good bits as Lenny went to great pains to avoid crossing sand dunes and there are some doozy bends and corners in soft sand. We had a couple of vehicles have to straighten up and go bush to avoid falling over, we're not talking high speeds either sometimes 40 or 50kph.
If you have live mapping get the navi to call the corners.
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Follow Up By: Norm C (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:41

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:41
Looking forward to the trip by the sound of things there
won't be any trouble or suprises Heading to Alice Springs
Should make a it a worth while side trip
Thanks Norm
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Reply By: Mick O - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:21

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:21
Top half of the Connie Sue is always a bit of a mixed bag. From memory corrugations are worst in the sections between Parallel No's 1 & 2 Roads and down around the Sherriff Range.

Blogs and video may provide some insight for you.

Connie Sue - NORTH

Connie Sue - to Neale Junction

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Follow Up By: Norm C (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:36

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:36
Thanks Mick
Not worried about the corrigations (used to them )
It was more the unknown with sand dunes But looking
at the replies shouldn't be an issue
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 13:58

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 13:58
Norm, were heading off on Monday to do the CS North to South planning to be back by the 7th, will give you an update

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Follow Up By: Norm C (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:33

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 21:33
Thanks Ian and Nola
I will look forward to your update I don't think it will be to
difficult Just after reassurance I supose
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