Driving to road conditions

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 22:35
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Hi all. Just come through the Gibb River Rd. Eastern half pretty good. Western half a bit of a mixed bag.
Would just like to say "thanks" to the idiot who we met going in the opposite direction near Windjana Gorge. Landcruiser towing a "shako". He was flying. As a result a sizeable rock got my windscreen. An hour before the end of the dirt.
If only people would drive to the conditions on dirt roads - slow down for oncoming cars and blind corners would be an excellent start.
But a wonderful part of the world to visit.
Cheers
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 23:08

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 23:08
The biggest hazards on the Gibb River Road is not the road conditions, but the drivers who approach at speed, often with little control on the unsealed roads. Likewise on the blind corners on the narrow Spring Creek access track to Purnululu; there must be a few near misses every day.

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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 05:58

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 05:58
OK, what is a "shako"? Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 07:23

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 07:23
I'm guessing a Jayco??
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 15:17

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 15:17
Thought that was a Junko ;-)
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 21:47

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 21:47
Nothing wrong with a Shako/Junko - well made – Ive got one and I tow it with a Toyota.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 16:21

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 16:21
Sadly it is our experience that the Gibb contains more idiots than other tracks. I assume it is because it is such an icon ANDrelatively easy to access with normal vehicles and all sorts of vans. You get people that are first timers The we also found, that far less portion of vehicles on the Gibb had radios. Same reasons probably.
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