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Cape York News, Issue #012 -- Old Telegraph Track Report
May 03, 2013

Hi again,

I will not bother you with every report in the future, but many of us want to know what the Old Telegraph Track is doing this early in the season.


In This Issue

• Old Telegraph Track Report

• Feedback Always Welcome



Adam Sheppard was quick to send in this report right after I sent the last newsletter:

Haha just finished it all.

First ones for 2013, the Tele Track is very hard, Gunshot is not drivable in its original drop ins, also Cockatoo Creek is impassable at the moment due to the bogg at the start, and the depth is close to 6 feet.

The first creek is also very difficult, a winch is needed for the hole crossing, would be handy if you could email everyone about this, we did not have any info on tracks.

Thank you Adam for the report - now we have first hand knowledge about what's going on there right now.

Are YOU out there and have a report?

Send it in!!!

It will be published on the site (with your name and date).

You can also submit photos and videos, which is very much encouraged! Future travellers want to see what it looks like.

And it doesn't have to be the Old Telegraph Track, it can be another place. Leah Riddle for example just sent this report on Punsand Bay.

Now for the rest of us, I will give you a break from the constant newsletters until next time :-)

If there are major changes on major roads, I will do my best to update you.

However, I cannot ring the same roadhouses every day.

If you have the Destination Guide, there is a list of roadhouses with their phone numbers on page 36, in the chapter called "Check if the Roads Are Open". 

All the roadhouses, stations, shops, every single place that can give you local info, are also listed, with phone numbers (as well as opening hours, prices, etc..), in the relevant chapters on pages about each place (in Part Three - The Guide).


I really appreciate any kind of feedback on the destination guide.

Please let me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the information once on the trip.

If you get any questions about anything, please feel welcome to contact me.

That's all for this time - happy planning, and, till the next newsletter if I don't hear from you.

Have a great day :-)


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