Kidson Track Wapet Rd WA

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 11:27
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Just a quick report on the Kidson Track. We finished it yesterday east to west five nights from Kunawarritji (?) t 80 mile beach
Lovely drive suitable to any high clearance 4wd we all towed 4wd camper trailers. Some wash outs and track heavily overgrown in places. no spinefix on road. plentyof water at bores.
Kev
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Reply By: troopyman - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:37

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:37
More fun than edith st on pension day i guess .
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:49

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:49
I did that track in two days and almost two nights. Not quite as much fun, but very worthwhile. There's a party of 14 vehicles doing it in a few weeks.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:14

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:14
Must've been boring if you drove at night. See any owls????



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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:20

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:20
No owls there AFAIK. Plenty of camels at night. Had a small emergency and needed to get some attention for passenger.
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Reply By: Michael A (VIC) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:30

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:30
Thanks for the update Kev. Very useful as we have it on our maybe list for a trip across the country in a few weeks.

Michael A
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:40

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:40
Thanks Kevin,

I'll be out that way in about 5 weeks heading west to east. Much appreciated.

Mick
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:02

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 18:02
Kevin

I wonder if you felt like I did on seeing the Indian Ocean after so much desert (having left the bitumen at Marla).

One of the great moments in bush travel.

We drove down onto the beach and had swim.

Bob

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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 19:42

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 19:42
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We spent a day at Razor Blade Bore loafing around and chasing flies and soaking up the desert.

Found a brand new Long Handled Shovel under a tree halfway along the Kidson.

Hope to be out that way again in 2010 using the Kidson for access to remote localities


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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 19:57
Bugger was wondering where I left it. LOL
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Reply By: VH-GU4 - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 20:48
What were your average speeds and how long did you drive for each day? 5 nights seems a long time.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris R (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 19, 2008 at 20:55

Thursday, Jun 19, 2008 at 20:55
I drove out there 2007 80Mile-WAPET-CSR-Gorgia Bore-Tallawanna-Rudall. Spent 5 nights on the WAPET road. Low speeds relaxing, lots of pics, great showers, side trip along Gwenneth Lakes 'track', tyre repairs...

Loved the sheer isolation of it. Hated the finger nails-on-blackboard scratching of many heavily overgrown parts of the track.

Yep we'll do it again if there's any fuel left.

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Chris
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