Canning Stock Route April 2009

Hey mates,

I'm a German student and am heading down to Australia nex year again (just can't wait to get there ;-) . I'm planning to do the CSR in April then. I'm going to arrive in Perth on 02.04.09 and will then buy a Troopy with all the neccessary equipment. This is gonna take me at least 1,5 weeks, so I'll be in Wiluna around 15.04.09.

So if you're planning to do the CSR around the same time, just let me know. I think two 4WD are better than one! If you already are a small convoy, maybe I can join you...

No worries, I'll be well prepared and already have gained some 4WD experience on my last offroad trip.

Cheers Tom

P.S. Anoyone who can tell me, if the weather's already gonna be good enough in the middle of April, go for it! (I think it should be possible...)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 02:26

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 02:26
April is still gunna be hot as hell.

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Follow Up By: tommyboy - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 02:41

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 02:41
I'm not really worried about the heat (last time I hab temp up to 50°...) What worries me more is the risk of rain and getting bogged in mud (for which I'll be prepared)...
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Follow Up By: young_codger - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 04:32

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 04:32
You mean you're taking a helicopter with you??
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Follow Up By: tommyboy - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 04:45

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 04:45
;-)
Not quite. I've read some about maxtrax in this forum and it sounds pretty good...
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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:39

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:39
Done the Canning, have you John?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:36

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:36
Yes Laurie, not the full length but a very large section in 2006.

Full trip is this year and then some :-)

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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 09:15

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 09:15
Evidently not a club trip then!
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 06:26

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 06:26
Major risk of rain, if possible delay your trip or drive to Halls Creek and start from there, atleast you will know what the conditions are.
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:26

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 07:26
Keep your eye on this web site
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/

for a couple of months before hand to keep an eye on cyclones and they rain they bring. if that area recieves a decent amount from a cyclone then you will need to get reliable info as to track conditions

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Follow Up By: tommyboy - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 10:35

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 10:35
Yeah, awesome page! The even have the latest climate info about rain in 2008...
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 09:56

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 09:56
Tom

We did part of the Canning during April of 2005 our 2nd time around.

It was a very dry year and the hot weather lingered on for quite a while.

Just remember to take at least 100 litres of water with you, drop your tyre pressures down to about 20psi or less and don't forget to lock the hubs.

Go here to read about our North/South CSR trek in 1994

Enjoy your adventure

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Follow Up By: tommyboy - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 11:07

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 11:07
Hey Willem,

that' an amazing report! And you confirmed what I assumed: driving with f*** up shockies is possible (although not a real pleasure...)

Cheers Tom
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 14:03

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 14:03
Yep, Tom

I learned my lesson there and now carry 4 spare shockies with me.


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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 16:35

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 16:35
So it was a shocker of a trip them Willem? LOL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:15

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 20:15
Hmmmmmm Dunc

In a sense....:-)
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