The Cape - Not another one!

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 08:07
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Seeing everyone else is going to the Cape we have also decided to go. We are heading up from Nowra, Dubbo, Charleville, (the back way from Barcaldine) to Hughenden, then across country to Chillagoe and then onto the Peninsula Development Road. The return trip is via New Dixie, Dunbar and then back home.
Does anyone have up to date information, or any information for that matter, about the crossing of the Mitchell near Dunbar?
See you at the Cape. Trev
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Reply By: desert - Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 21:21

Sunday, Jun 22, 2003 at 21:21
Seeing as every other bastard and their dog is going this year, I'm putting mine off until next year. Might be a bit quieter and less dust!
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:37

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 15:37
Don't call my missus a dog! lolrotg.;-)
Mal T.
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Reply By: Peter H - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:05

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:05
Just back from Cape. Tried to travel between Palmer Gold Fields and Chillagoe but road has been closed. Station owners apparently had trouble with shooters and have shut off access. We had to transit back through Mareba, Ravenshoe etc ,then back to Lynd Junction and Hughenden (coming south)
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:55

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:55
What are the water crossings like???... Deep?? Shallow??_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Peter H - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:53

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:53
Found all crossing quite shallow - certainly all on OTL. Pasco River at Iron Range was a little more challenging but did not need blind.
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Reply By: brad fnq - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 09:54

I travel the cape a fair bit for work. Just got back from Aurukun travelling the peninsula road and the road is in the best condition I have seen it for awhile except for the 20k either side of Laura.

On the way up we went through Chillagoe to Dunbar and then up through Kowanyama to Pormpuraaw. The only water of any mention was the Mitchell north of Kowanyama. The mitchell, Lynd, Walsh etc between Chillagoe and Dunbar and just north of dunbar were just a trickle or dry.

judging by the traffic going north and the people stopped at the free camp at mt molloy it is going to be a busy june in the cape.
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