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Desert Raid 2021 - Sat 14 August - Well 5, Canning Stock Route

Discussion in 'Australia' started by farcall, Oct 9, 2020.

  1. farcall

    farcall Long timer

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    A small group of us are going for a ride... with an open invite for any like-minded adventure riders to meet up there.

    As per previous Desert Raid gatherings, you need to be self sufficient as nothing is provided. Do your own research on track conditions and make your own decision if you have the skills/preparation to undertake the ride.

    At this stage, we're going to camp at Well 5 on the Canning Stock Route. Those up for a riding challenge can get there from the north or south on the CSR. Easier access is via Granite Peak Station's private track. One of our group recently rode the Granite Peak Station private track and said he wouldn't hesitate to ride his R1200GSA on it... but as mentioned above, DYOR.

    The nearest fuel is available at Wiluna which is approx 248kms away if coming via Granite Peak.

    Notes:
    - Granite Peak does not sell fuel or any other provisions
    - Granite Peak has a station track access fee
    - There is no licensed liquor outlet in Wiluna

    Those happy to pay for a campsite on the way there/back, consider the Gunbarrel Laager 12kms east of Wiluna. Advisable to call first.

    The Border Run (Eucla) is on 7 Aug.

    Location:
    Well 5.JPG

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  2. Aussie Digger

    Aussie Digger Been here awhile

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    Great...time to start planning.

    I have it on good authority that the water quality at Well 5 is good...restored Well.

    :lol3
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  3. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    I'm in....
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  4. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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    I'm not likely to make it to this one either unfortunately, but at least I got to 4 different Desert Raid locations on my trip to the first one.
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  5. farcall

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    And maybe more... we're not finished yet :D
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  6. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Camel to well 5 ........ Hmmmm.
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  7. KIZ

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    Is well 5 in first nation land needing to pay for permit?
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  8. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great choice, hoping to get to my 1st desert raid after moving down from the NT:-)
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  9. farcall

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  10. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    Border run then up to Forrest and north to Ilkurlka, west to Laverton and then up to Wiluna and well 5:-)
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  11. KIZ

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    so on that permits site you only need a permit north of well 5. Checking the Hema map I have (2012) it is $10 per motorcycle and $20 for cars to go through Granite Peak station. Pn 08 9981 2983. Cost me $150 for the permits to ride the CSR last time.
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  12. Aussie Digger

    Aussie Digger Been here awhile

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    I was there a few months ago...the fee for Granite Peaks was $15 then. There is a Honour Box on the track going thru the Homestead. No need to ‘check in’. I guess the idea would be to be respectful when transiting thru the property (you blokes with loud pipes?)
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  13. farcall

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    That's how I read it.
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  14. Aussie Digger

    Aussie Digger Been here awhile

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    +1
    :thumbup
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  15. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Hopefully the WA border is open in August.
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  16. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Hope to join you
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  17. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Interested in a travelling companion Kiz?
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  18. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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    Permission to run up to Ilkurlka from Tjuntjuntjara may not be readily forthcoming. :deal
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  19. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    yes, enquires will need to be made. I was at Forrest last month and the managers (Stephen/Karen) advised that people had been using the track and getting through to Ilkurlka.
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  20. NTJosh

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    Nothin
    Nothing is set in stone, just an idea at this stage...I was in Forrest last month on the bike and the managers stated that people had used the tracks north of Forrest to get up to Ilkurlka. Stephen (Manager) has only travelled a10 or so k’s north and couldn’t advise on track conditions and my limited googling as yet has yielded nothing.
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