Road to Adels Grove.

Submitted: Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 16:26
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Has anybody driven from Gregory...either into or out of Adels Grove in the last few days and can tell me how good or bad the road is? TIA.
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Reply By: Zippo - Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:48

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 11:48
We're in Adel's Grove now. Having done the Outback Way end-to-end earlier this month, I'd suggest that unless you drive a minesite road train you'll find it fairly rough. Apart from the good sealed bits, there are patches of vintage bitumen that is nearly all gone and holey, withcrushed stone or gravel corros for the rest.No water crossings. One camper left his van in Cloncurry and Tritoned in, saying he didn't reckon his (on-road) van would have survived.

I've driven on worse stuff, but that's not saying much.
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Follow Up By: duck - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 11:05

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 11:05
Zippo
it would be better if they just graded that vintage bitumen section away, it’s been crap for ages, I was back there in April this year again (on the way in) but I think it’s all part of the Qld anti fatigue program or the local councillors have shares in a shock absorber company (LOL)
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 21:40

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 21:40
It's actually a dust suppression layer by the Century mine operations back in CRA's days (reputedly). Yes, would be better to have it graded off.
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Reply By: Jill H6 - Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 14:59

Monday, Aug 05, 2019 at 14:59
Many thanks everyone. We spent 3 days at Adels with our van. Luckily no damage, but yes, the road was terrible...it seemed worse leaving!! Luckily hubby has lots of driving experience so know a couple of tricks to help. Perhaps letting the tyres down helped too...as did driving ...very carefully..in the tabledrains and not exceeding about 50-60kph.
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