East or West?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 17:25
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Going back to work on Thursday and I have sat around the house long enough and need to stretch the 4bys tyres, The question is to go East of Kalgoorle or West. To the West is the Yowie rocks track which goes from the Menzies - Evanston road to Southern Cross past old wells and granite outcrops as well as the Helena ranges. I have done part of this track for work and am keen to complete it at some stage. To the East is the queen victoria springs which was featured in western 4wd which is another spot i am keen to look at. Ideas/votes anyone?
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 17:47

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 17:47
Don't know the area at all but I would go west, the further away from those pesky Victorians the better ; )
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 18:24

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 18:24
I resemble that remark!
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 18:00

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 18:00
But that would take U closer to one of the crime capitals of Australia, Perth!
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 19:17

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 19:17
Well, it all depends on how long you are away, like if it's a couple of months, east or west won't make much difference, 'cause you'll be back again.......... after going around the country in one direction.

If you go west, you won't have the sun in your eyes, but you will on the way home.

If you go east, then you may have to wind your watch forward, and join the rest of the country and observe REAL time.

If you go west, then you may be battling head winds.

If you go east, did you know your day is actually shortened by a few seconds? Sounds like a rip off to me....

Bugger it, go North young man!!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 20:56

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 20:56
as you have correctly pointed out the sun rises in the east and sets in the west making north an impracticle propasition as it would be immpossible to find with no point of referance. south is doable coz you can hear the ocean. Besides my mind has been made up for me - east, it is an easier trip and my offer of a night on the pi$# 2 night will mean I wont have enough time for the slow paint strip that is the yowie rocks track. and besides I will be closer to my beloved port power while they thump the nancy boy crows 2morrow (again)
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Reply By: Member - Michael- Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 21:57

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 21:57
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For my vote Queen Victoria Springs area, I'm trying to get out that way myself first started in mining industry in 1985 working at Patricia Minesite on Edjudina Station, the mine is on the shores of Lake Raeside. Would love to get back there for a look see.
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Reply By: Paul & Tracy - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:28

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:28
Why don't you do the Holland track west & a bit south
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:46

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:46
Last report I had it was extensively burnt out t christmas time
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Follow Up By: Paul & Tracy - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 22:37

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 22:37
Really? I hadn't heard that - don't recall there being any fires around Kal over Christmas and I was here the whole time. What's the source of your info?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:33

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:33
I do you obvousoly dont lsten to the abc- I actually posted that the holland track had been closed due to fire. I spoke to a chick at work who had attempted the ht with boy freind after christmas and had to turn back due to k after k of depressing burnout and deadfall
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Reply By: Coops (Goldfields) - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:51

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:51
Davoe
I finish Monday morning so am up for either a half day trip on Mon arvo or a full day on Tuesday or Wednesday .
Give me a yell
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:40

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:40
whats your number? I have it store on the work computer and forgot to grab it before I left site
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:44

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:44
hows tuesday morning sound ?
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 00:51

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 00:51
Have you come across the goldfields discovery tour they have set up around the Kal/menzies area? I came across it a while back but dont remember where- could have even been in that Western 4wd issue. 1000km round trip as I recall.
Certainly better than following drill rig tracks or grid lines around in circles.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:42

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 11:42
yea have done most of it. The books are available from the Tourist beureu or newsagents
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