Dundas to Balladonia Telegraph Track Feedback

Used to travel this track a fair bit for work but turned off before balladonia.
Some extremely remote country can be accessed by turning down the fraser range tracks or there was another track heading south closer to balladonia. this track goes past some interesting granite rocks with caves and sheer sided domes. it ends at a saltlake. the track is supposed to continue to the farmland but an extensive search showed it lost to burnout
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:28

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:28
get outmore

we travelled the track in 2007 on the way back from a trip, hard to find on the Balladonia side as they have realined the Eyre Hwy.

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You wouldn't what to be out there in the wet

Cheers

Richard
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:31

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 22:31
darn it


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Reply By: get outmore - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:05

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 23:05
Some pics from south of this track




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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:33

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:33
get outmore

where are the photos from or abouts?

Richard
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:12

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:12
The first is cowalinya pool to the West of the fraser range road track which heads south of the telegraph track

the second is a salt lake where the mt Andrew track terminates.

the mt Andrew track heads South from the Telegraph track also but is at a guess 50km east of the fraser range track

the 3rd is Mt Andrew just to the north of the salt lake pic

and the last was an elevated campsite overlooking a salt lake from memory somwhere to the east of the fraser range track.

i could dig up some co ords from my old maps and diary when i get home if your interested,

Bloody harsh country alot of it alot of burnt out areas and dense regrowth - some very little visited areas around there
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:24

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:24
Yes I would appreciate it, we travel it to fast back then and it was starting to rain, (not a good thing in that part of the country). I like the land around Norseman and have plains of setting up at the CP and exploring around.

Cheers
Richard

Not all bad... :-)
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 02:02

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 02:02
sorry for the delay. couldnt find the co ords for cowalinya pool but i can work it out for you if you cant find it

2nd picture of the lake has suitable campgrounds at the end of Mt andrew road

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other places we camped

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:11

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 12:11
Thanks I will make some waypoints out of them

Cheers

Richard
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:04

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 14:04
Just be aware that significant damage to vehicles was made getting to some of the spots

the rock and salt lake were both on the Mt andrew track which was probablly one of the etter tracks in the area both for access and scenery
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 16:40

Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 16:40
get outmore

They should look like this.

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Thanks again

Richard
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:36

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:36
couldnt say for sure as it was a while ago - however most of our work was done around saltlakes as often they were the spots with exposed rock and offered open ground for camping

ive got more if you want but like i said most didnt have real POI and arnt exactly easy to reach


the Mt andrew track which you should be able to work out from the waypoints to the photos looking at the map for those 2 spots is accessable and worthwhile

thanks for visualising those memorys for me
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:41

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:41
just flicking through the diary - seems most entrys involve ripped canvas, flat tyres, bent steering rods big dents torn off fuel lines cracked diff housings, boggings or combinations of the above
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:46

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 00:46
Well thats me gone, We travel alone so will probably give it a miss for now.

Thanks anyway

Richard
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 13:39

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 13:39
AHA found it rhis website has been renamed. Locals from norseman put it together
- peruse the site as it has plenty of info for you


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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 13:46

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 13:46
it even has the track file for the mt andrew track heading south to the point where it kicks off east is the drive i described to you
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 15:42

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 15:42
Yes I have all of them from when the site was the Dundas Post office, it was a very good site full of good info and story's of the area.

I lost it properly when it was re named.

Thanks for the info

Cheers

Richard
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