East McDonnells

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 10:31
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Well, the top end is washed out and things will not get any better by Easter so we are looking at heading down to the East McDonnells and visiting Ruby Gap and N'Dhala Gorge etc instead.

Is this likely to be possible? Is the river bed at Ruby Gorge likely to be traversable by then?

I have a Patrol and an off road camper (and it is a real off roader!) so the rig is capable enough, but if there are three metres of floodwater or just that the river bed is home to half a metre of mud then I'd avoid that.

Anyone know?
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Reply By: Hairy (WA) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:20

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:20
Likely?...who knows.
No one will be able to give you much of an idea really as the weather all over the country is pretty unpredictable at the moment.
All you can do is check road closures and weather reports as the time gets closer. (your odds are fairly good though)
Also....quick sand is what you need to look out for around Ruby, rather than mud. For quite some time after rain the sand can look good but be that soft you sink knee deep in it just walking.
And...dont forget to leave youself enough time to get out.......Ive seen vehicles stuck in there for weeks and weeks.

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