Holland Track

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Whats the best time of the year to do the Holland Track

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 21:44
Clive
We did it in Dec
But the best time would be long after the rain
most land past Hyden is Normans land when wet
it's a good trip
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Richard
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 21:45

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 21:45
ment to say no-mans
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 23:16

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 23:16
at the moment it is wet - not just a little bit wet but really really wet. this will encourage plenty of growth with the bushes and trees and will make the wildflower season magnificent. best time is the long weekend in Oct - don't be first though - let someone else clear the way with their vehicle - now how cruel is that? be prepared for a good time and take your time and have a look around (get out of the 4wd and walk). get a copy of the westprint holland track book - also has other stuff to see out that way along the woodlines etc. have a nice time. rgds
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:03

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 02:03
It was extensivly burnt out at the start of the year and could be bleak for years a grader was sent down it to clear deadfall but another lot is only a windy day away
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 14:50

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 14:50
not during winter months!
The majority of the track is in low-lying plains, so water pools nicely in some parts of the track, and it can easily be seen where others had come to much grief by the deep ruts left behind. The Kalgoorlie half is mostly burnt out little sticks, but the hyden end will be great in spring. The Kalgoorlie half also has a few nearby watering holes as you approach the woodlands which would be pretty good after a rain.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 15:18

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 15:18
Went thru in October long weekend last year, great time to do it. But will be interesting to hear how the fire has affected the bush. But with the amount of rain around, may not even see where it was by spring.

As mentioned by others, there are several low lying areas that should be avoided if wet. Simply chews the track up for others and then all chopped up when dry.

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Reply By: slyonnet - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:30

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:30
I did it over the easter long week-end 2 years ago. It was fairly wet due to heavy rainfalls the day before. Like said by others before, the clay pans areas get filled up with water and it can get slippery and boggy but we did not find any problem and did not have to tackle it hard either so no damage was done to the track.
If you want to avoid the crowd, don't go on a long week-end though. when we did it there was several 4wd clubs from Perth and Kal doing it. Luckily we took the Thursday off and were there before the crowd got in.
Cheers,

SLy.
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