Canning stock route

Any ideas of itinary for North south crossing next year April_ may

Timing
Diesel
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Tricky bits??
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 20:06

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 20:06
4xoverland have an 8 part video on youtube that you should find informative.

https://youtu.be/EinnfBVt5cY

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Reply By: Member - kimberleybloke - Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 20:20

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 20:20
HI Stephen, can only ofer a few observations from my single vehicle two person trip at the end of September early October this year, and only the section from Kunawarritji (well 33) north to Bililluna, may be of some use to you. April/may, conditions will depend on what sort of a wet season we have up here this year. Some places will be boggy if still wet, weather will be getting mild by then. Diesel available at Bililluna, $2.60 litre. Diesel available at Kunawarritji $3.40 litre, they also have accomodation, showers, laundry facilities. Used 108litres of diesel from Kunawarritji to Bililluna, carried enough extra in case I had to backtrack, another 100 litres, driving new 2.8 diesel hilux dual cab. Took five days to do this section, usual heavy corrigations, lots of great Sandhills to drive over and all the old wells to visit.Food, I always take plenty, between the Engle and the tucker box had around three weeks supply. Carried 80 litres of water, you can supplement water supplies from some of the wells, mainly for washing in. Advice, you will get plenty of good advice from members of this site. Tricky bits, not many if you take it easy, may be a bit more so if you are towing trailers, after a couple of Sandhills you will get your tyre pressures right and work out the best gear to suit your car. With three cars you can spread the load a bit and help each other, it is extremely isolated, any major mechanical drama you will need to be able to fix and drive out, otherwise you are in trouble. Remember take it slow and easy, speed will be your greatest enemy! It's a great trip, I hope to do more of the southern section next year. Others will help you with more info on the rest of the track.
Regards, Mark
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Follow Up By: stephen b - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 07:16

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 07:16
Thanks mate
How long did it take?
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 22:45

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 at 22:45
We were the first vehicle North South this year at Easter. Very difficult early in the season due to the track being eroded and overgrown. Also the bigger sand dunes are a chore due to the faces being very soft sand and the north faces seemed worse than the south. Great trip but very stressful. We ended up having to pull out due to time constraints. We also did it solo
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Follow Up By: stephen b - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 07:19

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 07:19
Can u tell me times for sections and petrol availability
We don't have a clue
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 10:13

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 10:13
Times will vary wildly as the a result of track conditions. We took twice the time that the guide said due to getting bogged, stuck and having to constantly detour around obstructions. Fuel is scarce being Biluna and Kunawarritji but considering the difficulties we experienced we actually got good fuel economy @ 550km to the standard tank.
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 13:55

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 13:55
Looks like the Northern edge of Tobin Lake.

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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 15:55

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 15:55
Correct. Skidded off the edge of the track.
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Follow Up By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 21:46

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 21:46
"We don't have a clue"!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 08:57

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 at 08:57
Strewth Stephen, did you explore the EO site at all? There are comprehensive trek notes for just about every 4x4 track in Australia that will tell you everything you need to know.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 22:09

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 22:09
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Mick, are Trek Notes etc. accessible to non-members?
I can't keep track of what is, and what is not "members only".
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 23:08

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 23:08
Trek data is available to non-members. Digital map data is not. There is more than enough information available to research any of the available treks.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 19:50

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 19:50
Correct Gramps.

Al, before posting I checked what was available to a non-visitor (ie; someone just searching the net that hasn't registered with Exploroz) and found that the trek note is available to them. The trek file down load is not.

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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:11

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:11
Hi Steven, As Mick says check out EO Trek Note on the CSR its the best guide available.

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Reply By: andoland - Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:32

Monday, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:32
Hi Stephen,

Here's a link to my trip report from a south-north crossing in 2011.http://www.pradopoint.com.au/showthread.php?21280-Canning-Stock-Route-trip-report&highlight=canning

Unfortunately the photos don't sho up any more because photobucket wants to charge money now, but there is some details like distances and fuel use that you might find useful.

My two major tips would be 1) low tyre pressures, e.g. 16psi and 2) take your time. We did the trip in 18 days with 2 night stops at Durba Springs and Well 49.

Regards
Ando
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Reply By: Gaynor - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 20:52

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 at 20:52
Stephen

Start with the CSR Trek Notes
https://www.exploroz.com/treks/canning-stock-route

Read them thoroughly.

Then go to this YouTube Channel and view Gavin's detailed 2017 video's of the track
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM3lzi1dvOFbmi9fiMqktsw

Do some research then come back and ask questions. Not having a clue is not an option.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 17:33

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 17:33
This has been an excellent production by Gavin. Worth a look. Nice to see someone can do a trip without the nonsense that others feel compelled to include. I loved watching this one.
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