Yandagooge Gap Southern entrance - WA

  Pass,Gap

Position

DEG: -22.4048 121.924
DMS: 22º 24' 17.28" S 121º 55' 26.41" E
UTM: 51 K 7521970mN 389248mE
Altitude: 455.81m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Pass,Gap

Location

195.53kms East of Nullagine
412.25kms South of Bidyadanga Community
494.75kms North of Wiluna
602.26kms West of Kiwirrkurra

Address & Contact

Telfer WA 6762
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Information

The Yandagooge Gap is a wide, rocky valley that runs through the rugged and remote Throssell Ranges in the Rudall River National Park of Western Australia. This valley runs for approximately 5 kilometres in a south-westerly direction (roughly 236 degrees from the north eastern side) across the main range. On its south-western side, “The Gap” is a wide low valley that is very hard to detect. As you move through the valley to the north east, it becomes increasingly narrower until it exits through a narrow, winding gorge into the plains on the opposite flank of the range. The valley channels rainfall into the Yandagooge creek which flows north east out of the park boundary and into what is now the Kintore Uranium Lease. The gorge where the creek exits the range is situated in the shadow of Darlsen Pinnacle.

The gap is hard to spot on the western side due to low sandstone ridges largely obscuring the valley. At the north-eastern end, the gorge supports several large ephemeral water holes. There is evidence of rock art around these locations. The interior is extremely rugged and largely unexplored at this point. I have attempted Four expeditions into the area on ATV (quads) and foot. The latest in 2013 proved successful managing to negotiate a route through to Darlsen Pinnacle on the northern side of the gap. It is indeed spectacular country but its sheer ruggedness provides a barrier to exploration. Many major gorges feed water down from the high plains of the Throssells and into the Yandagooge. Many of these gorges also support seasonal water.

There are no roads into this area, it remains incredibly remote and very difficult to reach.
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Closest Weather Station

Telfer at 29/08:30am WST
Distance from Yandagooge Gap Southern entrance 83.06km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
35.1°C33.3°C31%15.9°C1006.9hPa-mmW20km/hr
11knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Telfer Aero
Distance from Yandagooge Gap Southern entrance 83.06km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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