Western Rail Trail (NSW). Euabalong West to Trida

Submitted: Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 13:53
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Hi all,
I've travelled this track several times in the past. Anyone have an idea of it's recent condition given the rain out there over past months ?.

Thanks.
Martin
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 17:11

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 17:11
Martin,

I too have used this track a few times in the past. Don't tell everyone else about it.

I can't comment on how it is at the moment but unless it is wet it is generally pretty good. That said it once took me 3.5 hours to go a car length on this track. If it is wet, particularly at the eastern end, stay off it.

Not sure if you are using it as a means of getting from A to B but if you are the bitumen alternatives are not too bad.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:40

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 14:40
... so does that mean you're not going to give us a User Trek for it?? Go on ;)

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:47

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:47
I must admit that when I left Broken Hill that day I intended to plot the track on my GPS and keep a record of it. Don't think I had discovered ExplorOz at that time so posting a User Trek was not the motivation but...

Anyway when the car sank to the door sills in a puddle of sloppy mud.
When I got a very vivid mental picture of all my recovery gear sitting on the shelf in the shed.
When I reached into the red mud with my bare hands to start digging.
When I finally got the car out of the mud as the sun set in the west and I still had to get the trailer out and reconnect it to the car without a jockey wheel in place...
somehow in all that I lost the inspiration to restart the GPS and plot the rest of the track.

I know I will ask my dear long suffering wife to write her account of the trip...that way no one else will ever want to drive that road again and I will have it all to myself.

Sorry she said $&%^&* no!

It is an interesting drive that takes you through parts of the state that have limited access. I have been along there a number of times and always enjoyed it. Just don't tell everyone.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:48

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:48
Actually it makes for a pretty funny story.

One night sitting around a campfire I might share it with you.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:53

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 17:53
Great story, makes sense now!
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