Alice to Kintore Rd

Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:33
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Is it faster to go up the Tanami and turn left, or try and come out through Glen Helen ?
TIA
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:58

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 18:58
What is the point of your speed???
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:05

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:05
Speed ? On that road ? Willem, you know better than that.
It's just that the road is badly potholed and rough before Kintore, and I figure if I can come in a bit further down and miss it then sweet. But no point in going the long way around, as I have only a few days to pass through some places :(( So don't want to take too long getting onto that road. If it takes all bloomin day to get to the Kintore road via Glen Helen then I might have to try the corros and potholes.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:18

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:18
It took us a total of 9.5 hours to do the trek from Alice to 20km inside WA via Glen Helen.

This included numerous stops for smoko, photo shoots, refuelling at Kintore and helping a bloke change a tyre.

Either way there wouldnt be an hour in it.

You really worry about these things too much. Take a DEEEEP breath mate...and another.....and another......Feel better????....LOL

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:20

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:20
Willem, yes I know. Been paid to worry for far too long...:(( Even so, I'll be on my pat malone, so prior planning etc ....
I mean if I'm going to hit the chit this end, what am I going to be like at the other LOL
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:23

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 19:23
Willem, took me 9 1/2 hours to get to Kintore , via the Tanami and Kintore road. Included replacing a wheel, and an unintended and totally useless detour to Tillmouth.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:13

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:13
Footy.....

There is a free camp at Serpentine Chalets, now reduced to cement blocks only or you can drive out of sight at Ellery Creek. In fact there are numerous camp spots, come to think of it
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:59

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:59
Thanks Willem. Looks like a much nicer way to go, I assume single lane tar as far as the resort ? If so then I'll assume the rest is as rough as guts :))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 23:58

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 23:58
No mate. Two way bitumen right up to the resort. Road could be a tad corrugated up to the turn off to Tylers Pass as it is used more often but after that we found it a good run. Drop tyre pressures to 25 and you should be OK. You may even find a freshly graded road out there and have a dream run...lol
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Reply By: Hairy - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 12:04

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 12:04
Not a lot of difference really but Glen Helen way is a lot nicer drive.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 13:32

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 13:32
Thanks Hairy. I was hoping that it was, and past experience had suggested that. Also I'd guess that I could camp at the resort and be on my way early the next day, so hopefully awake enough to deal with the "scours and boggy conditions" (NT Roads website). :))
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Reply By: Hairy - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 14:23

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 14:23
Glen Helen is expensive but not a bad stop for a beer.
Have a good trip!
Cheers
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