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Old 09-01-2007, 11:08 AM   #11
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What a brilliant run into the bottom end of the ACT, a couple of GS's flew by...then it's off to the remains of the old Orroral Tracking Station, a leftover of NASA's involvement during the time of their early space flights.



Someone else is watching nowadays...plenty of the buggers everywhere.



We skip the road to Honeysuckle, another of the old Tracking sites...the bridge at Tharwa is closed, which is fine with us, we're by-passing Canberra to the West, anyway, Brindabella and Cotter Dam way...





Canberra's "Needle" (TV-tower) in the far back...



A bit of dirt, then some eerie twisties along the spine of a ridge into the barren, desolate landscape around Wee Jasper...the drought is aweful around here, the worst we'd see during our week.





Back onto the dirt, the going is quite good, direction Tumut....and something solid's brewing overhead.



How much fun can be had, when "waterproofing" the tent-roof with garbage bags during a gale...New Years Eve at Tumut.





While looking a bit dodgy still, it's off towards Tumbarumba....this time not via Batlow, but some cracker-roads through the pine plantations towards Rosewood before the tiny single-laner into town...











New Years Rodeo in Tumbarumba, the place is rockin'.

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Old 09-01-2007, 11:32 AM   #12
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Paddy's River Falls...the road's a broken-up single-laner and steep at the end.



A place we've often gone past with the start of the Elliott Way so close...







Screaming the Elliott downhill









The steep climb up from Tumut2 Powerstation was another scream....trying to keep the 110cc redlining in 2.gear 8) 8) ....that's a whopping 40kmh, folks

Fuel transfer at Cabramurra, back-flooding one tank, while jiggling across into the other. Another spectacle that found the odd "admirer"





Talking with the oldtimer in the shop, he pointed out a little known dirt-road across the top to Mt. Selwyn.
Heavy drizzle hit as we tried to dodge the fist-sized rocks at the start of it....the views were clogged by low clouds and we were glad to "get it over and done with"...perhaps another day...top-gear-redline across the Tantangarra-ridge from Kiandra to base-camp at Adaminaby.

Visitors for the night....the Rotel "Pigeon-Transporter"

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Old 09-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #13
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Chequered skies for the tootle across to Jindabyne....the wind from the back blows us uphill to the Berridale turnoff,



shortly after we duck into the road to Buckenderra, which turn out to only be a holiday resort.
Just short of the place, the Wainui Rd. sounded distinctly Kiwi-style...enough to have a go at it, as the general direction points towards Eucumbene Dam....and what a bewdy of a road !!



And one for Marty







Jumping the grid...





Did you see THAT??? BOTH hoops off the deck....YEEHAA !!!



WOT??? No pic? shite !!!...ah well, next one then...let's move..



More Wainui Rd.





Out the other end and Lake Eucumbene isn't far off





"Single-laner" to the lookout



Jindabyne was a quick refueling-stop for all involved, the National Park Ranger at the toll booth laughed her head off and let us through without fees...the stop at the little lake in Thredbo turned lengthy, due to more postie-enquiries by one of the council workers coming past on a WR250





Then the long climb up to Deadhorse Gap



...and some photo-goofing around up there.









Time to hit the Alpine Way proper....the pics will do the talking













Geehi Camp Area....and ready for the last leg into Khancoban









Scammels Lookout, late afternoon light bathing the hills



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Old 09-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #14
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Hey Pete,

Thanks for sharing...I'm really enjoying reading this. Sounds like you had a great time.

Did you stop at the Geehi camp area? I had a quick cool off in the water there before heading into Khancoban for the night. Vowed to return and camp there one day.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:22 PM   #15
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Stopped at Geehi....but only for the refuel-procedure and a quick walk walk down to the river for a face-splash....never actually camped there.
Pretty vacant lot this time around, hardly any people around.
Good to hear you're enjoying the yarn....
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