start of connie sue via Rawlinna

G'day

Comments on the Hema map state that finding start of Connie Sue via Rawlinna is difficult.

Any comments?

Also, any recent travellers on the Anne Beadell for road conditions?

regards

Dave
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Reply By: xxx - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 19:32

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 19:32
If we found it it can't be too hard.

That was a couple of years ago now, but its open country and the tracks are easy to see.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 19:36

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 19:36
Yes it is David. Probably easier to head up to Haig from just east of Coclebiddyand then west to Rawlinna and then north on the Connie Sue. If it’s been wet, then the Haig road is a much better option. Here are a few waypoints that might make it easier. Connie Sue is very corrugated in the area of the Neale Breakaways and the straight around Benchmark XP63
(See Hema maps)

32° 1'0.98"S 126°12'23.40"E – Gate and start of the Haig-Eyre Hwy Rd from Highway 1
31° 0'19.22"S 126° 5'47.06"E – Intersection at Haig
31° 0'32.82"S 125°20'25.65"E – Turn off at Rawlinna – head north
30° 6'50.03"S 125°36'8.68"E – Meets main road
29°33'57.26"S 125°54'4.94"E – Intersection veer north on Connie Sue


Was on the Anne Beadell and went about 80 km west of Emu some 6 weeks back – It’s corrugated. Good suspension and tyres needed. Magnificent and green out there at present. Huge clouds of Budgies. Camels are very healthy.

Cheers Mick


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Follow Up By: Member - David P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 20:10

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 20:10
G'day Mick

Thanks for the info. Can't wait to start the trip!

Dave
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 20:59
Cheers Dave. Enjoy.
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 22:21

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 22:21
Hi David

Just download the trek from the treks page and follow the plot is what I'd do.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 16:47

Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 16:47
Hi Dave,

We are heading up the Connie Sue starting this Sunday (5th), maybe we may cross paths?

There is a bit of extra planning required going this way from the Eastern states due to the quarantine station at the border (no fresh fruit or veg's, or any honey). We have had to resort to some pre-cooked meals (cryovaced) and frozen vege's.

Hope you have a great trip - I'm in adelaide today and can't wait to start the trip proper.

Cheers, Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Ralph K (WA) - Friday, Jun 03, 2011 at 16:44

Friday, Jun 03, 2011 at 16:44
Travelled from West to East on Anne Beadell to Neals Junction and then down Connie Sue to Rawlinna and Cocklebiddy last September.
Used Haig road from Rawlinna to Cocklebiddy. Some sections fairly rocky with dangerous limestone outcrops...make sure you're not in a hurry.
The Connie Sue was fine all the way to Neals Junction. The Anne Beadell was heavily corrugated from Neals Junction Westwards. Just ensure you have enough fuel as there is none available between Cocklebiddy and Laverton
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