13th June – Frenchmans Road

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 15:30

Member - Paul N (NSW)

13th June – Frenchmans Road
Crossing West to East. GU Patrol 2” lift and 75 series Troopy std height.
Just after the start we met a GU patrol and a 75 series Cab/chassis who had just come through East to West. They said we should get through but would probably have to winch up the exit from Pascoe River. Track good to Wenlock River.
2 km before the Wenlock River was a fork in the road. Left fork leading to nasty bog holes. We looked and went back to the fork and took the right track which by-passed the bog holes and lead to the Wenlock crossing.
Wenlock River just below bonnet height – easy entry and exit – no problem.
Track good from Wenlock to Pascoe. Approach to Pascoe crossing was steep, rutted and washed away. We both got down OK but would have had difficulty going the other way. Pascoe was deep – well over the bonnet. We both have snorkels and both ‘tarped up’ before crossing – no problems.
The exit from Pascoe was deep sloppy black mud, about a foot deep, then leading to a steep, rutted rocky and washed away climb. After a little ‘road building’ Both vehicles got through OK although the troopy had to stop in the mud and had a little trouble getting moving again.
Track good from Pascoe to the main road.
Neither vehicle has lockers. Patrol has 32” MTR. Troopy has 31” BFG A/T.
Very low pressures the key – Patrol at 13 psi.
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