DAVOE oh great knowledgable one !

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 07:25
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Hi Davoe or anyone else know this track ?

Been up to Elvire Homestead via the Bullfinch-Evanston rd and now planning a short getaway over Easter as a run for our club.

This time, however, Im planning to approach Elvire going from Kooly-Helena Range then what appears as a secondary track of approx 45 kms NW meeting up with the Bull/Evan rd at the intersection of Mt Jackson rd, [QPA 2007 pg 67]

Hoping to get a little feedback about this track as there is the possibility a couple of novices with softroaders will be joining us.
[limited clearance and no low range]

They are hanging out to see this neck of the woods and I would love to show them but dont really want to break their cars.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:13

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:13
I i am not at home and dont have my maps. that track doesnt sound familureand i dont think i have done it. I will have a closer look when i get home
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:20

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:20
Thanks mate, much appreciated.

Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:33

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:33
Rod W who i havnt seen round for a while is actually the guy to ask he used to travel this area a fair bit
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 14:47

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 14:47
Its just purely by chance that I decided to look in here today.

G'day Dave how you going?

Lionel,
The way I understand it is that you want to come across (basically heading west) from the Helena Aroura Range via Marda Tank/Dam to the Bullfinch Evanston Road (Mt Jackson area)? If so then the track you will be on is a graded super highway. You will come to crossing of the mine haul road to which mounds of dirt and gullies have been placed to slow you down to impending STOP signs.

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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 15:12

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 15:12
Thanks Rod,
Yep...Thats the track I was looking at. These maps can be a little deceptive. What looks to be a highway usually turns out to be a camel trail and visa/versa.

Thanks again mate and you to Davoe.

Cheers....Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 15:44

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 15:44
Hey Dave, you have done this track.

Lionel,
are you aware of the camping/open area up on top of the Helena Aroura range. It provides panoramic views out over the surrounding plains.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:02

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:02
Shushhh, trying to keep that one to myself....hehehe.
Yep...a lovely spot, camped up there a few times. Last time, however, some idiots had been up there before we got in. We ended up cleaning the area of rubbish, broken beer bottles and believe it or not, used syringes.

Too rocky to bury the stuff so carted it on to Jaurdi Homestead and dumped it at the tip site.

Not a hard thing to do. Why these idiots cant do it is beyond me.

Cheers...Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:29

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 16:29
I was there with Davo on the September 2005 LWE. I was back out there in June last year to which nobody had been there for sometime the place was very clean.

So the druggies are venturing out. One will have to a bit more aware.

Hey thanks for cleaning it up the rest of us appreciate it.

Actually I'm planning to be out in the Yilgan general area on the Anzac weekend.

See ya in the bush somewhere.
Rod
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Reply By: Member - Roger S (WA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 00:34

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 00:34
Hi Lionel just saw you question and wondered what the attractions were out in this region as it is somewhere that my family and I have never ventured.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:23

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:23
the yilgarns main attractions are remote areas, hills the most promanint being the helena aurora ranges. These hills are a fair distance apart and become biodiversity hotspots often with species unique to that group of hills, Some granite rocks such as pigeon rocks, hospital rocks as well as old stations such as jaurdi and mt elvire
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:32

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:32
Hi Roger,
Being self employed Im limited to the amount of time I spend travelling.

So, firstly, the Goldfields area is reasonably handy to where I live.
Secondly, the area changes dramaticaly season to season.
Thirdly, the history of the area, I find interesting.

Roger, Attractions can be very subjective in many ways I suppose, the bush, endless tracks to explore, wildlife, flora.....the list is endless.

Then you have the small towns and settlements along the way each with their little bit of history and a story to tell.

Check the place out mate....If you dont enjoy yourself then its only cost you a few days and a few litres of fuel.

In fact if your free over easter we'll be poking around the area, your more than welcome to tag along, MM me if your interested.

Cheers....Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:37

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 08:37
Yep....What Davoe said too.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:08

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 09:08
Yilgarn

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