Covid Revised: Roaming near Rudall River/Karlamilyi National Park

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Come Tuesday, I’m heading north again for a couple of weeks. This time, it’s a 4WD tag-along to Rudall River/Karlamilyi National Park, WA’s largest NP (Karlamilyi National Park - Wikipedia, Karlamilyi National Park, WA - Hema Maps).

It’s here:

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The meeting point is Newman on Wednesday afternoon, kicking off to the park on Thursday morning and re-emerging at Marble Bar 11 days later. Google Maps does not have any coverage of the park.

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I’ll go as far as Cue (c. 650km) on Tuesday and complete the run into Newman (c. 550km) on Wednesday.

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The trip into the park is totally off-grid, so fuel for around 1100km needs to be carried, plus water and provisions for the duration.

Obviously, no posting once in the park. I’ll leave completing the TR until return.

I wonder what the world will look like when I re-emerge? 😜
 

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Gaaahhh! I must have put a hex on this.

The tag-along leader contacted me a short time ago saying he was advised just this morning that Rudall River/Karlamilyi NP has been closed because of Covid - even though we are not going near the TO communities.

I had the option to pull out but I've opted for the plan B to Carawine Gorge (Carawine Gorge) and Meentheena Vietnam Veterans' Retreat (https://www.vrwa-meentheena.org/; Meentheena Veterans Retreat | Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia).

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It will still get me out bush and into some warmth.

Oh well, hopefully they will do a tag-along to Rudall River/Karalmilyi NP next year.
 

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Take some pics for me as you go through my former home - Mt Magnet. Just the main drag - the Grand Hotel holds some memories 😊.

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Hey, my donga from 35 years ago (😱 !) is still there! Strewth.

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Mt Magnet is bustling - I did pass through there last year after Mt Augustus (A circuit around the WA mid-west).

I did some work that took me through that area back in about 1978. Mt Magnet had declined to almost a ghost town when the price of gold collapsed and Hill 50 mine went onto C & M (Hill 50 Gold Mine - Wikipedia).

Being the stripling that you are, your stint there was after that when WMC cranked it up again.
 

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Presently 3h from home and stopped for a break at Dalwallinu.

Raining steadily…

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Unusual weather pattern bringing rain from the NW. Not stormy.

PERfect for the farmers. 👌

Should be in the dry zone in an hour or so.
 

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Well, again, the Far-Cue burger really is excellent - and the Far-Cue wine sure beats the Jura rubbish 😖 that @Daver6 is prone to dish up…🙄😡
 
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