canning stock route

Hello...we are going up the Canning Stock route in August in a private convoy
4...5 equipped vehicles and would like to hear from anybody who has recently been on this trip. Specifically the state of the track .we know it is early days and conditions change but is would help us to have recent knowledge

We would be interested.....to hear from from you sincerely Annetine
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 15:42

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 15:42
Annetine,

You would expect a mixed bag of conditions. Being August and getting late in the travel season, the corrugations along much of the track will be at their worst (if they can get any worse that is).

For conditions I would start with the trek notes here on the site. I have commented in blogs and they are linked below for your information. There are bits and pieces of video in them as well so that should give you a first hand account of what to expect.

Regards

Mick


Canning down to Well 33

Canning Stock Route - Helena Spring down to 35

Canning Stock Route - Helena Spring

Canning Stock Route - Well 45 to Warabudda Soak

Canning Stock Route - Breadon Hills to Well 46

Plenty more there on the Canning. Check out Viv C and Bucky's blogs as well

Happy planning.


Mick
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 16:44

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 16:44
We also found it very hot last August.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 17:53
annetine

Do not forget to check out these posts..


I have tied to upload more, but Vimeo will not let me do so...???

Viv's Blogs
Check out our posts, and Vivien C's blogs.

Comments & Video from Bucky

Back from the Canning

Report from Home Valley Resort.. Gibb River Road

Viv & Ray Accompanyed us and Bails, for a memorable trip.
We left the Canning from Kunawarratji west to Marble bar, then the Kimberley, then back down from Hall's Creek, 13th September,, and it was hot.
We left from Kunawarratji to Alice Springs, 17th September..


The track is basically slow and bumpy ,but at the correct speed, just short of dawdling pace. it will be relatively easy on your vehicle, with correct tyre pressure.

Expect it to be rough and you will not be disappointed, especially either side of Kunawarratji.

If you need additional help,, feel free to email me .....
bryan.ohalloran@yahoo.com.au

Cheers
Bucky

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:29

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:29
Bucky's videos

Carefull, march flies may burn your ears......hehehehe
Cheres
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:30

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:30
http://www.vimeo.com/user2602176/videos/sort:newest/format:video

there we go ....
Brain not functioning any good today ...

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:33

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 18:33
try this thread then

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this should work ..


I give up

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Reply By: Crackles - Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 at 10:49

Saturday, Feb 06, 2010 at 10:49
"we know it is early days and conditions change "
You're correct. Last years or even conditions now are just a guide. It could rain & the whole lot may be flooded or the Savory creek could be impassable so no point getting too concerned about the state of the track. Read Eric Gards Canning Stock route book being the most comprehensive info you'll get for planning then closer to the departure time post again. Groups will have been up just before you in July so you'll get accurate info then.
Cheers Craig.....................
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:48

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 09:48
Craig

yes too true...


that is why we waited a little later to head off...
Dunnno how much rain they have had there this year, so far, but if Savory Creek is full then travellers must be prepared to head west a bit more, and find another crossing...
We did not have to worry about that... but it did concern me somewhat..so we just had to "suck it and see" attitude, and go anyway... with plan B in mind

Cheers
Bucky
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