Cape trip

Hi I am heading up the cape in June this year. just wondering if anyone has tackled the OTT in June after a big wet like this years season. also i will doing the trip solo. if any has some advice on whether or not it will accessible in june after a big wet would be much appreciated.
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Reply By: andoland - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:28

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:28
It's more dependent on how late the wet is so it's probably a bit hard to say at the moment as there could be much more rain or not much more.

Early June was always a bit iffy before the causeway was built over the Wenlock river so now I think it's probably more dependent on how high the Archer River is.

In any case, the creeks and rivers will still be fairly deep so make sure you have recovery gear and you know how to do deep water crossings.

Traveling solo will be fine as there are heaps of people traveling the Cape these days, but you may well need to ask others to recover you at some point.
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Follow Up By: brendan l4 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:57

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:57
Cheers. I have done the OTT before but that was october and did it fairly comfortably. So i am guessing the crossings in june should be deeper and their entry and exit points will more challenging.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:00

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:00
The water will be deeper, there will be more mud and the entry and exits will be more challenging as you say, mainly because they will be wetter.
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Follow Up By: brendan l4 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:29

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:29
No worries. Cheers. I might have to gets lockers installed then. That's a good excuse.
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Reply By: bigden - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:31

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 17:31
hi brendan, i this year that much wetter than last year? just asking because i am not sure , i now a few years back it had been drier. i have only been to cape york on the tele track once, last june july and found no real problems for a well set up car( we were in a 2 car group) . have a google search for cape york forums, they have a lot of up to date info
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Follow Up By: brendan l4 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:11

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 18:11
Yes its been alot wetter than last year weipa has received 900mm this month so far. I suppose ill have to wait and see what the remainder of the wet does. Thanks for the advice will search cape forums
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Reply By: jspbp4 - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 20:29

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 20:29
"www.cape-york-australia.com"
Brendan 14 i haven't been to the cape but i have been doing a little research into traveling up there.
i have attached a website you might be interested in have a look and let me know what you think.
You can purchase a destination guide i will be getting one later this year for a trip next year.
have fun safe motoring
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Follow Up By: bigden - Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 20:50

Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 20:50
i bought there desination guide and while they are nice people to deal with and i still get email updates from them , i didnt think much of the guide. ron and viv moons book is the best thing available
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Reply By: Bludge - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:12

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 20:12
The last 2 years have been relatively dry, so the Cape has been a little easier than normal.
Last year claims of a couple of hundred vehicles came to grief on the OLT, I suspect this year possibly less as Palm Creek will sort the men from the boys as they say, I think foolish from the sensible is more like it....

It will be slippier, muddier and deeper than the last couple of years. Don't let that stop you, go have a look, if there are people who look like they know what they are doing, ask if you can tag along, if not look take photos and take a bypass...
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