Hyden - Norseman Rd corrugations?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:29
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Can any hearty travellers tell me - is the Hyden to Norseman road prone to corrugations? I don't mind dirt roads but will go the long way to Norseman if it is like some of the roads down Cape Arid way....... judda judda juddda bbbbuuuummmppppyyy.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:51

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:51
Hi Bill

We have always found it in good order and well maintained. Others may differ. It is used by mine haul trucks and i think they keep it pretty well maintained. Like all dirt roads in the area, when there is a lot of rain it is a different story, and at times like this it may be closed. There is a brochure detailing the features signed along the way and some excellent camp sites (pit toilet only) and i have a link to the downloadable version. Stop in at The Breakaways for a look if not to camp; pretty, close to but well hidden from the road. Our other favourite camp is at Lake Johnston. Open, but road is quiet at night.

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Follow Up By: Bill BD - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 15:15

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 15:15
Thanks MH, I am thinking late December - so rain is less likely. Be plenty hot though.
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 16:54

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 16:54
Ditto - we came along there about 2 years back and I don't recall any corrugations at all - it was a very good gravel road at that stage (as for those biting bush flies a bit west of Norseman though .........not funny !).
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:53

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 18:53
My mate's the CEO at Norseman and he said yesterday that the road is closed at the moment due to the recent rains.

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Follow Up By: Bill BD - Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:41

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 09:41
That does not surprise me. We are camped at Hopetoun, which is on the coast but sort of under that area. Bucketfulls of rain have been heading inland for days now. Time to pack up and move (if the rain will stop long enough for me to get the annex down).

Cheers and thanks everyone.

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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 22:50

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 22:50
Bill, it's a good gravel road, and not prone to severe corrugations. The gravel out that way is top class road gravel.
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