Gary Junction Road

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 06:52
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Wow, only 3 sleeps until we leave Alice for the trip across the Gary Junction Road to Marble Bar & Carawine Gorge. Anyone been across there in the past few weeks?
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Reply By: Member - Stevo_62 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:31

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:31
Be keen to hear report from you when you get to west coast , I'm doing same trip in 6 weeks time. Hope you have great trip
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Follow Up By: Omaa - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:42

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:42
I am going to try to keep blog up to date along the way so can post as soon as in reception. Note I said "try".
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 16:10

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 16:10
Omaa, if you are with Telstra, you'll get reception in the vicinity of Telfer Mine and camp but that's about it. None at Kiwirrkurra or K-Mart (Kurnawarritji).

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 16:28

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 16:28
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread too. We are going that way about the end of Aug. Thanks in advance for further info.
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Follow Up By: Omaa - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 17:50

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 17:50
Yes we are with Telstra & did expect it near the mine- as all mine sites usually have service.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 00:20

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 00:20
We'll look forward to your track condition report then.

Safe and enjoyable travels to you.

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Reply By: Member - Sharon A1 - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:19

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:19
Travelled across a couple of weeks ago from Alice Springs Through the West Macdonnell Ranges. A few corrugations closer to the communities with the worst being the stretch from the NT/WA border to Kiwirrkurra. Bush fires have burnt out patches of the country but apart from making the scenery a bit boring will not affect travelling in any way. The road from Telfer is good and the bit of mobile phone service from the hills around there makes it easy to touch base.
We stayed at Carrawine Gorge which had recently had rain and was a delightful spot to camp.
If you are not in a rush you will enjoy the Gary Junction Road.
Safe trip Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Omaa - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:41

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:41
We are definitely not in a rush.
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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:43

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:43
We'll be heading across the Gary Junction Road one week after you - must stay in Alice for the Finke Desert Races.
Enjoy the trip - it is a great drive.
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Reply By: Member - david L (VIC) - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 16:57

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 16:57
Hi Omaa my wife and i are leaving Alice Springs on Wednesday or Thursday to do the same trip as you,we will probably see you on the track.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 21:14

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 21:14
It will be a traffic jam with so many going LOL. We saw very few cars, and one approaching hailed us to stop for a chat. It was by chance someone my husband used to work with. We shared a pleasant weekend at Jupiter Well with a group of Victorians travelling in the opposite direction to us. We also met a man on a postie bike travelling the country as close as he could to the Tropic of Capricorn for a record on a postie bike.

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Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 18:42

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 at 18:42
We will be out there the end of August heading from Ayers Rock to the gunbarrel then to Newman
Travel safe everyone
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