Garry Junction Rd.

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 23:43
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Hi All . Does anyone have information or experience of the Garry Juntion Road from Kunawarajji through to the Tanami Rd? I do not need current info at present as we are not travelling till March, I would just like to know what conditions to expect to help with trip planning.I realise that conditions can change from season to season.
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:02

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:02
Hi Ken,
last time I went that way, July 2004 it wasn't too bad.
Some stretches good gravel, others rough with coarse gravel and some corrugations.
I took a trailer that year.
Overall better than the Oodnadatta Track was that year.
March maybe a little early and there can be pretty wet patches. Check at the time.

Take care,
This was along the way:

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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:16

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:16
Thanks Mike, our dates are pretty flexible , just keeping an eye on the weather at the moment with another cyclone off the Kimberly coast.
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Old Bushie - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 02:30

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 02:30
Gday Ken

Travelled Alice to Well 33 in August 2005. No problems at all. Well maintained as most tracks to Communitees are. Too early to tell what the conditions may be like in March. Permits are required of course (see this website) and fuel is available as advertised on Hema Gt Desert Tracks maps.
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:34

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:34
Ken, try and stay off that track if there's been heavy rain. I was sitting for 3 days near Papunya in June last year. Track wasn't impossible but it wasn't prudent for a single vehicle to wander around in the quagmire :)) When dry it's a relatively easy way across. The store at Papunya only opens for fuel at certain times as per GDT map. Not sure about the others. Take it easy and have a great trip.
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:15

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:15
The GJR was in late April 05...............Dry,dusty, plenty of corrugations with some severe bulldust patches east of Jupiter Well.

It is still going to be VERY hot if travelling that way in March and the flies will be friendly.
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:22

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:22
Thanks for your help everyone.

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