Article Comment: Anne Beadell Highway

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 09:55
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Hello everyone,
I'm planning a self-supported bicycle tour of the Anne Beadell Highway beginning in Laverton around Sept. 12, 2018. I'm hoping someone can shed some light on the water situation along the route this time of year, and this year in particular? Can I expect there to be water in the tanks at Spinifex campsites?
I have the capacity to carry up to 65L of water on the bike, but would obviously like to carry less, if possible. I understand that there is no water available once I depart Ilkurlka.
I completed a full traverse of the Canning Stock Route in 2013 on a bicycle, so I'm well-familiar with remote bicycle touring in the deserts of Australia.
THANK YOU!
Scott
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 10:21

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 10:21
These guys have completed an E-W trip on the AB just a few days ago.
I suggest you get in touch....
http://www.schoensleben.ch/sur/content/index_e.shtml
Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Duncan2H - Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 08:39

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 08:39
I went through 6 weeks ago.. On the WA side all of the water tanks had significant levels of water. On the SA side I dont recall any tanks, let alone tanks with water.
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Follow Up By: Candace S. - Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:36

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 11:36
Yeah, I think the SA section is waterless.

I travelled between CP and Emu in June. Definitely no tanks or water sources along that stretch.

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