The Cape after THE Rain ;-)

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 20:53
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So guys - what will it be like in July??

I'm part of a group heading to the tip in July, and after all the recent rains, storms etc, am wondering what I will be heading into whilst on our trip....

We're thinking our plans for the Creb are probably well and truly dashed - and wondering whether any other areas may well be closed as a result

Will the main routes still be affected or does it drain off pretty quickly?

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Ivan
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:20

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:20
I'd suggest if you are planning to cross the Pascoe River on the Frenchman's Track, I'd suggest you fit an extra long Snorkle. Perhaps on the end of a "Wog" pole with a float tied to the top and the kind of windscreen wipers that are used on boats. Then if you fit crawler tracks you shouldn't have too many problems.
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:24

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:24
We'll be right Ivan, you know water!!!

S&S
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:53

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:53
ABC News Online -

Qld storm season 'not over yet'
The weather bureau says another cyclone is likely to form off Queensland this month.

The official cyclone season runs from November to the end of April.

The bureau's Gary Foley says the arrival of Cyclone Monica shows there is still life in the storm season.

"There's plenty of warm ocean out there," he said.

"With the change of season you usually get stronger westerly winds blowing through which don't make it too good a place for a tropical cyclone to develop but we've got to wait for those conditions to come.

"They do come in sequences like this so it wouldn't surprise me to see another one pop up somewhere."

Cyclone Monica has left Cape York and is over water heading towards the Northern Territory.

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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:38

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:38
... and I was planning on leaving Cairns on May 13th to head to the top. Gulp.
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Reply By: JJ - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:41

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 21:41
This could be a useful site to keep you informed on 'the tip'... abc.net.au/farnorth/
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:20

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 07:20
Got my fingers crossed as well.
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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 08:57

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 08:57
Dont stress by may the cape will be fine to drive to you just have to be prepared and make sure you dont go anywere there is to much water.
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:45

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:45
It's not unusual to get heavy rain up there at this time of the year & as the Telegraph track pretty much follows the divide the rivers rise & fall quickly. Still plenty of time for it to dry out. The Frenchman's track is one that can be effected by a late Wet as the Pascoe river can be deep even when it's pretty dry. (try it on the way back)
The CREB track normally takes one or two weeks to dry out & if tackling from the south the depth of the Daintree river is a good indication of if it's possible.
I thought you were looking for a bit of adventure anyway...You're not scared of water now are you Ivan????? :-)
Cheers Craig.........
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:12

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:12
Thanks fella - no, not scared of the water, but I'll be going second from now on (for a while anyway ;-)

Just interested whether we are going into a 'disaster zone', or whether this is relatively normal for this time of year (we're dead keen on the CREB)
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Reply By: Sam from Weipa Auto Electrics - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:13

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 15:13
No its defiently normal for this time of year just more people hear about when there is a cyclone.
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