CSR

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 23:12
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Travelling from Durba to Georgia Bore on the CSR in 2 weeks time
If anyone has been out there recently, would love to know the track conditions.

Cheers
Jeff
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 23:36

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 23:36
How are you getting to Durba?
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Follow Up By: Jeff H - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:18

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:18
Hi Willem
We will be heading east from Jigalong on the Puntawarri Track, which will bring onto the CSR at Canning's Cairn.

Jeff H
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 04:42

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 04:42
Hi Jeff

It is normally an easy run from Durba to Georgia. Maybe a tad corrugated in places. Just watch out for spinifex seed and grass build up in your vehicle as there a Prado burnt out 3km shy of Georgia Bore in 2006

I am led to believe that the Puntawarri Track is in a bad condition and very washed out


Cheers
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Reply By: farmer112 - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:54

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:54
Hi Jeff,

I am sorry, can't give you any feedback, as I won't tackle the CSR before end of May this year.

However, did you try to contact the coppers in Newman or in Jigalong? If anyone knows about the current conditions along the Puntawarri track, they should. Maybe you can also contact the Capricorn Roadhouse and ask for information - they are usually up to date regarding the tracks in this area.

Would be great if you could give me some feedback after your tour, especially concerning Savory Creek. My email address is farmer112@arcor.de .

Cheers from bloody boring Dortmund/Germany,

Juergen

German by Birth - but Aussie by Heart!
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Follow Up By: Jeff H - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 02:59

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 02:59
Thanks Juergen
We will certainly give you an up date on our return.

If you or others wish to follow our Dunny Construction Project at Durba Springs . Check our site at www.trackcare.com.au
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 09:48

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 09:48
URL is wrong, try this ..... TRACKCARE WA
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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 02:37

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 02:37
We met some elders at Calvert Ranges who made a comment about the dunny at Durba....they came out and said that they ordered it to be destoyed. They were not one bit happy at all about what we were doing to this sacred area.

Hope TrackCare have been spoken to them so that it does not happen again.
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Reply By: Member - Elliot William P (WA) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 10:57

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 10:57
Might want to also call someone at Punmu Aboriginal community and Kunawarritji.
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Reply By: Broe - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:30

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:30
Durba to Georgia bore was in very good condition when we did it last August (6 months ago) and I am not sure I can really see how it could deteriorate. The only thing is the corrugations are horendous. Slow slow slow is the order of the day with the CSR but people seem to think it is a race. Going faster does smooth out the ride but your shockies do get really hot (we saw some fade) and we saw people with cracked roof pillars etc from the weight on the roof rack combined with the corrugations.

With respect to some of the dunes, there are a lot of whoop de dos from people using the wrong tire pressures and driving techniques, but I am sure you will have that sorted and take it easy you should get up them no problems.

The track from Georgie bore to Newman is a good road except for the 1st 40km or so till you get out near cotton creek station, from there on it is 80km/hr road as you pass Rudall river etc.

Didn't go on the Puna track but met some people at Durba that did and they said it was horrific.


Broe
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Follow Up By: Broe - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:31

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:31
Just in addition too, I don't think you will see any problems with spinifex as it really is a well travelled road now. The only problems you will have is when you pull off the road to let others by.
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