Mereenie Loop

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 17:30
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Has anyone travelled the mereenie loop in the last 4 weeks, in another thread about a month ago they were saying it was in very bad condition, just wondering if anyone knows if its been graded yet, THANKS.
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 18:51

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 18:51
It's always being graded.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 18:56

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 18:56
Gday,
Dont know mate.
But you need to know if anyone has been out there over the last week....we had rain last weekend.
Ring the cops at Hermansberg 8956 7422

Cheers
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Follow Up By: motor_head - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 19:16

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 19:16
K Hairy, thanks for the phone number.
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Reply By: Steve63 - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:21

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:21
You need to be careful asking this type of question. One persons "very bad" is some one elses "good". Two years ago we drove along the loop road. Several people told us it was very rough and not to go. We drove along it at 80km/hr waiting for the bad bit but never came to it. As it is not possible to grade the whole road over night we know it had not been graded. It was in much better condition than the roads we had been recently travelling on. Yes it had some large rocks and a few corregations, but I considered it to be a formed dirt road in reasonable condition. You needed to pay attention but that was it. In the end, as long as the road is open, drive to the conditions and your experience. Not much else matters. If people tell you about specific problems, fine, watch out for them. If it turns out to be really rough, you will end up going slowly or turning back. If you listen too much to track talk you will never go anywhere.

Steve
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Follow Up By: motor_head - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 18:34

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 18:34
Yes good point Steve, think we will put it in our plans and try to get more info when we're out there.
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