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    Canning Stock Route 2020

    My plans to tackle the CSR are progressing.

    If we go ahead with it, we'll be travelling north - south. Take us about a full week to get up to Bililuna, given the CSR 3 weeks and another full week to get home from Wiluna.

    Biggest concern at the moment is all the rain from ex tropical cyclone Esther. Not sure how much it will dry it before we get there?????

    I've put in an initial application for leave over the weekend, so I have to see how that goes.

    I've worked out distances, fuel and refuelling.

    Still lots to do regards planning and prep, but it's all progressing.

    Need new tyres and a few other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10G View Post
    My plans to tackle the CSR are progressing.

    If we go ahead with it, we'll be travelling north - south. Take us about a full week to get up to Bililuna, given the CSR 3 weeks and another full week to get home from Wiluna.

    Biggest concern at the moment is all the rain from ex tropical cyclone Esther. Not sure how much it will dry it before we get there?????

    I've put in an initial application for leave over the weekend, so I have to see how that goes.

    I've worked out distances, fuel and refuelling.

    Still lots to do regards planning and prep, but it's all progressing.

    Need new tyres and a few other things.
    Sand country + rain = great traction mate. A breeze. Haven't done CSR myself so dont know if any clay is involved though.

    Did a winter dune country trip last year with rain / cold humidity and absolutely zero issues like hot weather dune country throws up.

    Hope you have a blast mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    Sand country + rain = great traction mate. A breeze. Haven't done CSR myself so dont know if any clay is involved though.
    Heaps of places on the CSR where you don’t want to be if it’s wet, yes there’s a lot of sand and dunes, but also a lot of clay pan country and the sort of ground that will trap you for weeks if it’s really wet. Not just mud holes, of which there can be plenty, but kms of wet boggy ground. Check conditions just prior to traveling it and be prepared to change plans if required. It can be closed for weeks, even in the high season if affected by late cyclones etc.
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    Did it a while back towing a camper , 21 days on the route ,no where near long enough to see everything, tyre pressures 15 psi no issues or flats. Take plenty of cash, cards don't always work. Cost me $760 to fill at well 32, robbing bastards, was cash only, but hey a great trip. safe travels.

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    Yep, very much looking forward to it, it's been on my list for at least 30 years probably longer. Got about 90% - 95% leave approval last night, so things are getting exciting.

    We're travelling solo. The CSR is the outback equivalent of a city street these days, so there's always someone around somewhere.

    Currently the southern end at Wiluna is under water and the northern end is copping a blast of rain as I type, there's a chance the trip may not go ahead due to wetness. In 2018 there was a 500+ km detour at well 25 I think it was, due to rain.

    We may end up doing Binns Track yet???
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    f you are travelling solo vehicle make sure you take a personal EPIRB.

    You are correct that the Canning can be quite busy but if you are off the track sightseeing any of the side bits/sites or on the track but away from the vehicle and something happens, shit can get real.
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    Yep we have a PLB and a sat phone. Thinking of signing up to VKS737 as they have a sat phone service now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10G View Post
    Thinking of signing up to VKS737 as they have a sat phone service now.
    If you do please let us know how it works. I inquired about it some time back but was put off by what I thought an odd response - basically "pay your money to join up & then we'll explain how it works". I wanted to know what I'd be paying for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    If you do please let us know how it works. I inquired about it some time back but was put off by what I thought an odd response - basically "pay your money to join up & then we'll explain how it works". I wanted to know what I'd be paying for.
    Did you see this Cuppa?

    https://vks737.radio/satellite-telep...f-application/
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