Mt Davies Rd

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 18, 2003 at 22:29
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G'Day all, has anyone travelled the Mt Davies Rd. which runs northwest off the Ann Beadell. If so, what's it like.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 02:03

Sunday, Jan 19, 2003 at 02:03
Richard,

We drove a little way along this road when we did the Anne Beadell last year and it appears to be very overgrown and appeared to have not been travelled for some time. We did not travel far enough to give any real information however the biggest issue with the road is the permit requirements. We were able to get a permit for the area above the Anne Beadell and right through the Giles - Mulga Park road however it took persistance and many many calls the the permit offices. Michelle has all the details on the permits page.

Hope this helps.

David
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 12:00

Monday, Jan 20, 2003 at 12:00
Richard, we did this in Easter 2001. As it turned out we did it without the complete set of permits (one of the group organises the permits and obtained the usual Anne Beadell permits from Defence etc but not for entry to the Pit lands- we didn't find out until later). The road is 'extreme' with many dunes that dwarf Big Red. The track disappears frequently and the only way to pick it up was to fan out on foot. In places the vegetation has overgrown the track fully. It was slow going with 3 vehicles. One day we only covered 80km. In summary, this is the hardest trip I've done but the most rewarding. I've since heard that the locals don't give out permits. That's a bit sad as the country is magnificent, and we didn't see any sign of life between Anne's Corner and MtLindsay. The track felt like it hadn't been traversed for many years - but then we found a note in a glass jar from a guy claiming to have done it a couple of years earlier. We refuelled at Pipalyatjara before heading East to Amata and then Uluru.
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