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Christmas time in Townsville is the antithesis of habitability. I am surprised the locals havenít developed gills, thereís that much water in the air. Or should that read air in the water?
Brownsville's a desert compared to here. Awful place IMO. God knows why they built there - probably because when they got there it was a respite from the rain.

Some nice spots around Atherton - did you get to Ravenshoe (ho not shoe)?

Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland - literally speaking. Kuranda (between Atherton and Cairns, depending on which way you go) is probably the 'highest' town in Queensland, although I'm sure there's a few places in the Glasshouse mountains like that too.

I saw a Lumholtz tree kangaroo between Ravenshoe and Atherton once.

@MiddleAgeSubie Did you see the Coach Track video from NQ? That's on my list as it's not far from here. Not that sure I want to try it in the Foz.
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Between Maytown and Laura? I just did. The rocky side trip to the top of the mountain is a bit more like what we have here though still very different overall.

Very, very beautiful and surely a great trip!
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The Atherton Tablelands, FNQ


We stayed at a beautiful property with views of Queensland's highest mountain.
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Considering that one can spend a lifetime exploring the tracks in UT, CO, and AZ, I cannot imagine the scope at which you operate in Australia. I guess you have to be strategic since it must be impossible to see everything pending the luxury of excess time and cash.
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I love the deserts most of all (not sandy deserts though) but in fact I love the forests and the mallee scrub too. On this trip through FNQ, we headed west from there and came down from the GDR and on the the flat land towards the gulf. We went from freezing mountain air to the heat of the mid 30’s in a couple of hours. The change in scenery was equally dramatic. That’s just a relatively small area, as we had the whole Cape Yor Peninsula to our north that we didn’t go to, and the massive channel country that we saw only a small section of. Even so, that small section went for several hundred kilometres to the west and south. I love the channel country and if my health allows me I intend to spend a lot of time there when I retire. Then in the warmer months head south and tour Tassie again. Some great roads the entire length of the GDR with outstanding scenery to go with them
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Sounds like a plan!


I have to admit that there is one side of these videos that is not something I covet and that is the mud they choose to go through. I am not into any extremes but if I had to choose, I would rather deal with serious rock crawling than serious mudding any day. Of course, sometimes mud needs to be dealt with and in reasonable amounts it is fun, but a track that promises to be seriously muddy all the way...no thanks.
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I never minded mud, but as my health took a big hit a couple of years ago my outlook and abilities have changed. I just cannot do the same things I used to. So constant digging, winching and moving logs is something I will leave for others. Part of the reason for getting a locker is so if things become unexpectedly difficult I have a better chance of just driving out rather than digging myself out.
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since it must be impossible to see everything pending the luxury of excess time and cash.

Even with unlimited funds you'd be fair pushed to acheive it in a lifetime.
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So constant digging, winching and moving logs is something I will leave for others.

I'm a big fan of the chicken tracks, scenery is just as good but the pain is much less.
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Trouble is I love the challenge of giving it a go so I have to find a balance. Last thing I want is to reverse the polarity of the main pump and have it pumping the wrong way again.
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