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Submitted: Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:50
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hi thanks for your help on the madigan line feedback iv'e now pulled out of that trip till I can get someone to go as backup vehicle, so my next question is the Hay river track my questions are.
1/ what are the conditions like I assume OK as were going north
2/ how far from Goyders pillar is the track
3/do you travel along the hay river
my e/mail is marlyn1@tpg.com.au
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:43

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:43
Hello MRT
Permits for the Hay River track are available through Jol Fleming at Direct4wd in Alice Springs.
Hema have a Hay River map.
Travelling south to north you do travel in the environs of the hay River but as it becomes a wide dry sandy river bed the track varies in distance from the river.
The Hay river is crossed when leaving the main track to go to Lake Caroline.
When you get your permit it comes with many waypoints to show you the route through the dunes.
Batton Hill camp on the northern end, some 70k. from the plenty Hwy. is run by Lindsay Bookie the custodian elder and not far from there the track to Goyder's P. leads off.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 18:25

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 18:25
MRT,

I think a backup vehicle would also be necessary to do the Hay R track, especially the southern section where it is necessary to cross big dunes and where the track may have disappeared under moving sand drifts. North of about Lake Caroline the track is easy and well defined, as is the track out to Goyders Pillar.

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 22:52

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 22:52
Agree with the backup, not just for the difficulty of the dunes but rather the isolation, lack of traffic & difficulty in a recovery should one be stranded for whatever reason.
Cheers Craig.........
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