Outback SA Roads Closed

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 10:54
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News report here.

Wouldn't want to be travelling there right now. Sand is OK but I hate mud!

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 12:04

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 12:04
For sure Allan, but of course in general the roads are closed as soon as they are wet enough to cause damage.
Not that many are likely to be travelling through there too much now anyway . . .
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 08:55

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 08:55
So, that makes it the 3rd or 4th time this year that William Ck or Marree have been isolated?
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:19

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:19
Not 100 sure, but they have had some winter falls as well as these normal tropical rains coming down to our SA northern districts.
I just hope those 'rivers' on the roads to Mt Dare don't render them like it was in April 2014, it was pretty bad then and since had been done so nicely from Bloods up.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:34

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:34
Would be second time since October, Sigmund.

Can't remember much before that! :-)

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:55

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 10:55
K. There was Jan and mid-year as well for William Ck.

Les, part of the Perdika Tk gets trashed in rain as it runs down a creek bed. I know Parks were thinking about realigning it.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:12

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:12
Yes, there is one bad part where a creek runs through, will likely be affected by this event by the sounds of Mt Dares report.
Besides that no doubt other parts of all tracks will be affected, part of the travelling up there to see it change fairly often.
Not sure when I'll be back there, haven't even planned nay major trios for 2016, will wing it and plan short term I think this year.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:21

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:21
We're heading to NT and the Kimberley next year. Will give it 3 months and hope the aged parent doesn't have a crisis. Cross fingers.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:24

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:24
Good luck with that then Zig, a long way from home, but 3 months is enough time to scratch the surface.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:27

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:27
Thanks Les.
Yeah, the first trip is always a recce.
It is a damn long way and we're not getting any younger. I looked at putting the wagon and CT on the train but the bucks bite.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 12:13

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 12:13
Yes, would be a decent option to train a setup so far, but as much cost (or more) and you can plan a good route anyway and see a heap both ways.
I looked at train option for cape trip, but not too practical either rail line route wise or cost wise.
Can drive it in a few days anyway and see some country.
Enjoy the planning for the trip, almost half the fun.
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