Gets busy up there!

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 15:36
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We were travelling down the Kennedy Development Road, after Easter, about 100 kms north of Hughenden, and noticed a passenger jet heading maybe north-west. It was leaving a very conspicuous "contrail" or vapour trail.

Soon after we pulled up at White Cliffs Gorge Creek for a break, and noticed more vapour trails.



There's a small dam here too, that would provide good water to top up one's supply.



As we were ready to leave, noticed a further trail, and reckon it was worth a photo......must have been a busy day in the aviation industry?




There's a native well on edge of the creek too, which is signposted. The parking bay is quite open, but would be a good, clean camp, with little traffic through the night to disturb your sleep.



Was talking to one of the local truck drivers, now retired, and he told me when the road was gravel, they had to hook all the trucks together with "stiff bars" to get up the steep rise, that's visible in the 2nd photo. These days they'd just roar across there, flat out, and momentum would get them most of the way, before dropping a few gears.

For anyone who hasn't been along this road, Whitecliffs Gorge Creek is only maybe half km north from the turn-off into Porcupine Gorge N/Park, about 66 kms north of Hughenden.

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 16:07

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 16:07
Careful out there Bob. I know of a few people who maintain they are chem trails whereby the powers that be spread chemicals to subjugate the unsuspecting masses.
Not many crowds out that neck of the woods though.

Mind you the same people often discuss the efficacy of wearing alfoil hats as some sort of Faraday shield to protect them from the Greys.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:32

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:32
Sshh, Rosco! You'll alarm the masses with sort of talk. :-)

Always travel with a roll of Alfoil, so should be right.......if we need it.

If they're spraying "stuff" I hope I'm underneath a good dose of testosterone. :-)

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Follow Up By: bruce bb1 - Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 14:49

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 14:49
you two (pair of clowns) should have put this bit in the friday funnies or as it's known today - sill stories.
love your work
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Reply By: Gold Hunter - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:15

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:15
G'day Bob, we will be doing the Hughenden to Lynd in May and am wondering what the road conditions are like at the moment. Will be towing a camper trailer with a pajero. Thanks in advance Brian
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:50

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 21:50
Only about 100 kms of gravel left, Brian, in 8-10 sections.

Nothing really bad except for some harsher corrugations for about 2 kms south of Poison Ck. North from Ethridge shire boundary had just been graded at Easter, this was from southern end of Blackbraes N/P. Most of the road is now fully fenced, though there was a few cattle on the road in one or two spots. All bitumen is either new, or has been widened to 2 lanes, except for 2 km from Lynd out to Greenvale Road.

Diesel was 139.9 c/L at The Lynd.

It's a good drive with a few places to camp scattered along the road, though most of them are close to the road.

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Reply By: Gold Hunter - Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 22:17

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 22:17
Thanks Bob, seems more and more of our great land is being covered by the blacktop. We are travelling to forsayth from melbourne so your info is most welcome. Brian
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