Gunbarrell Timing

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:34
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Hi yawl. Just got the green light for long service so the planning starts in earnest.
Looking for advice on the time requirement to drive the 1400k Gunbarrell W > E. Plotting the return route to Brissy after coming down the CSR to Wiluna.

Thanks

Mike.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:39

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:39
I think Frank & Wally might know....
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:40

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:40
Just a short trip then???

Best of luck with it ya lucky bugga!
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Follow Up By: miker - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:56

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:56
Six weeks is the plan (annual break + 2weeks LSL to top up). 12 days from Bris to the top of the CSR. Prefferably via the Simpson but I'll see how the homework comes together. 20 days for the CSR with 10 remaining but obviously wanting at least a couple of days to scrub up before the "grind" starts again. It's really just the home run that may be a bit tight depending mainly on the Gunbarrell.

Mike.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 20:05

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 20:05
Sections are heavily corregated at the moment. I'd estimate 3 ? days from Carnegie to Giles ?
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Reply By: Member - Andy C (WA) - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:49

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 19:49
Mike

Did the Gunbarrell a couple of years ago. What is your planned route? (Wiluna - Warburton or some of the abandoned section?) In the meantime I'll track down my itinery!

Andy
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Follow Up By: miker - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 20:20

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 20:20
[What is your planned route? (Wiluna - Warburton or some of the abandoned section?)]

Andy,

This is the most likely route. I don't mind pinning the ears back once past Uluru if need be, but don't want to incurr too much pressure to push on prior to that. One option is to skip the Simpson (have crossed it twice now) and go the Plenty HiWay save a good couple of days but the last thing you want is it be one of those wham bam thank you ma'm runs.

Mike.
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Reply By: Cracka - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 21:15

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 21:15
Gidday Miker,
Gunbarrel between Heather Hwy and Geralton bore is heavily corrigated at the moment. Won't be changing before your visit either. In June we travelled at around twenty kph give or take. 120-140 klicks a day. Or if you are a "floater" double it, but take some spare shockies and bushes and a welder wiff ya! We "explored" rather than "did" the Anne Beadell in July, 1445ks 12 days 11 nights. Different road I know but travelling speed and length was reasonably similar.
Cheers
Cracka
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Follow Up By: miker - Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 22:12

Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 at 22:12
Cheers Mate.

Been poke'n round this site and the net and have fairly answered my own question. A tad to many K's for the timeframe at this juncture but I've plenty of time to mull through the options as departure's not till May 06.

Thanks

Mike.

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