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Lake Rhona

Postby Gumleaves109 » Tue 25 Sep, 2018 3:16 pm

Anyone been in to Lake Rhona in recent weeks?
Wondering on the state of the log after the winter (and the forestry roads).
Have been in a few years ago and keen to get back!
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby L_Cham_67 » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 4:31 pm

Not sure how many people head in that way at this time of the year. Someone else likely knows better than me, but I suspect the log would be submerged at this time of year, or at the very least more likely to be submerged.
The road is good for any regular 2wd: I saw a Toyota tarago in there when I last visited in January. It's a windy time of the year, so the only worry would be fallen trees over the road.
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 4:52 pm

Haven't been in there for 4 years or so, also wondering if the new route is a bit easier to follow since the tree that blocked the main road in?

Lcham is spot on about the wind. We went in after a windy few days and thankfully had a handsaw in the car as it was needed to cut through several fallen trees. A chainsaw would have made life much easier for at least one of them too.
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby L_Cham_67 » Thu 27 Sep, 2018 7:38 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Haven't been in there for 4 years or so, also wondering if the new route is a bit easier to follow since the tree that blocked the main road in?

P&WS have put a couple of signs up directing traffic where to go (eg. up eleven road), but there's still a couple of unmarked turnoffs later on (but I'm pretty sure these are the turnoffs once you're back on the original route).
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby pazzar » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:25 pm

Pretty sure the route is now Eleven Road, then left onto Gittus Road, which turns onto Range Road, then follows the old route. The last couple of turn offs aren't marked, but they are pretty obvious vehicle tracks to follow.

As for crossing the Gordon, checking out the levels of the Florentine River will give you a good idea of how much water there may be.

https://www.hydro.com.au/docs/default-s ... tineRv.pdf

The Gordon rises and falls fairly rapidly, so there is a good chance that after a period of 4 or 4 days without significant rain in the catchment, you might get across. Be prepared for a stay on the other side if it rains heavily while you are there though.
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby Gumleaves109 » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 2:57 pm

Thank you all for the advice! :)
We are hoping to get out there in the next few weeks (weather dependent). Will post back if we do!
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby hutfinder » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 12:41 pm

Definitely keen to hear how you find things :-)
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby gatesy » Mon 15 Oct, 2018 9:55 pm

Has anyone been recently or know what the current (no pun intended) levels are like?

There is a bit of rain forecast this week, up to 15ml for Strahan on Wednesday and not sure how much it takes to make the crossing impassable.

Hoping to get out there sometime this month if possible
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby Grindelwalddave » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 4:31 pm

How much damage has been done to the World Heritage Area around Lake Rhona with the the current large fire in the area?
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby north-north-west » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 4:49 pm

There's a thread dedicated to the fire. Go and read it.
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Re: Lake Rhona

Postby Grindelwalddave » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 4:59 pm

Thanks - will do
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