Balfour Track - Temma to Great Western Road - TAS

Submitted By: System Admin
Recorded: 28 Dec 2012
Distance: 14.1km
Num Points: 742
Average Speed: 11.5km/hr
Accuracy: Very High
Status:Locked. Cannot be accessed by others. Shareable. Can only be accessed via link. Open. Can be viewed by anyone.

Description

The track was first cut back at the start of the 19th century to give prospectors access to the gold fields around Balfour. It is not an extremely difficult track. The difficulty comes from the isolation and if you get stuck there aren't any trees to use as winch points. The water can be almost "over the bonnet" as seen in our videos. The difficulty comes from the long canal like water crossings which can be well over 70 meters long. Surrounding soil can be very boggy and it is advised not to use bypass tracks. Solo or single vehicle travel and trailers are not recommended. A pass is required from the Arthur River Conversation Park. The rangers at Arthur River are extremely helpful and can give track conditions.The track is seasonal and open from October to March.I have uploaded two videos to Youtube. Part 1 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxjiAAKkb-sPart 2 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEFRD7g1nqAPhil
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Luncheon Hill at 12/08:30am EST
Distance from Midpoint 32.29km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.6°C5.8°C100%8.6°ChPa8.0mmS13km/hr
7knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Luncheon Hill (Forestry)
Distance from Midpoint 32.29km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.021.218.715.613.011.110.611.312.314.717.418.5
Mean Min. °C10.510.89.68.16.95.64.95.15.45.97.78.6
Mean Rain mm79.154.485.8104.8152.6143.5182.6206.5177.2131.593.792.6

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