Rainbow Valley to Chambers Pillar

Submitted: Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:14
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Hi Folks,
The Trek Notes indicate a shortcut by cutting across to the Ghan rail line then south to the Hugh River Stock Route.
The NATMAP 1:250000 topo map (1996) shows a road continuing eastwards from the rail line to Walkabout Bore and then a track heading southwards to the stock route.
Does that road still exist? If so is either route markedly better than the other? The distance is not huge and I only ask on suspicion that the NATMAP may be outdated.
Any info greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Jon W
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:41

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:41
When we were there in '02 the Ranger used this as a shortcut to get to Chambers from Rainbow. There was mention of parts of the track being over Aboriginal land.
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Follow Up By: JW - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:51

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:51
Thanks.
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:46

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:46
The track runs along the northern boundary of the Rainbow Valley area and heads east to the Ghan line. You cross the rail line and then take the track on the LHS of the line heading south till you meet the Maryvale Rd. This route is very easy to follow. We used it last July.

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Follow Up By: JW - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:53

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 16:53
Thanks peter. Once you crossed the line was any sign at all of a track continuing eastwards?
Jon W
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:52

Saturday, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:52
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so thats where that track leads..... I did the trip via the long way round....
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