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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I couldnt leave it like it was, i had to move that rock and do the leveling.
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    I definitly need a better panoramic app, any suggestions?
    Current progress is about 5m / hr, I think it will remain that for the next 100m or so.
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    A bit of progress. I removed the bigger rocks so I could plan the line through the gully.
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    stacked the bigger rocks on the lower side so they can form a barrier and prevent sand from washing away.
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    Looking back you can see there is still a lot of work to level it.
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    I took the Hardbody up to the gully today for the first time to judge the progress with a vehicle on the track.
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    The track is ok to where the hardbody is standing.
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    There is quite a bit of work still to get the turn right, but I wanted to jump ahead first to clear the bigger rocks out and see where the line will be.
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    Looking back.
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    some rocks cleared out.

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    Only the big one remaining. I tried but could not split it so I hav to lift and wedge, lift and wedge and repeat untill i had it rolled away. I need to get the sledge hammer out here again.
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    All the rocks cleared out and the sharp edges blunted to save the sidewalls.
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    The path will follow the green line drawn in.
    Next I have to finish the turn and the drop into the gully.

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    I leveled the turn and drop down. It looks a bit out of place, but previous experience showed that it will blend in once it get used.
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    I took the bike through to where I need to work now.

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    The line is going up this step, but more to the right.
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    The line passes between two Myhr trees (Mirre boompies).
    The pass will probably be called Myhr Pass (Mirre pas)
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    The Myhr tree on the left looks like it recently got some water, I just have no idea where that would be from, we haven't had any rain this year.
    As far as I understand this Myhr tree is not the same as the one in the middle east, but I do not know much about it I would be grateful if someone could I'd it for me and maybe provide a link to more information.

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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    I leveled the turn and drop down. It looks a bit out of place, but previous experience showed that it will blend in once it get used.
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    I took the bike through to where I need to work now.

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    The line is going up this step, but more to the right.
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    The line passes between two Myhr trees (Mirre boompies).
    The pass will probably be called Myhr Pass (Mirre pas)
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    The Myhr tree on the left looks like it recently got some water, I just have no idea where that would be from, we haven't had any rain this year.
    As far as I understand this Myhr tree is not the same as the one in the middle east, but I do not know much about it I would be grateful if someone could I'd it for me and maybe provide a link to more information.
    Bex, Ek het 'n vriend gevra..hoop hy kan help. Ek beplan om laat in Des/vroeg Januarie 'n draai in die area te maak, Gaan jy daar wees en weet jy dalk of die winkel oop sal wees om dadels ens te koop? groete Paul

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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Ek is die hele week voor Kersfees uit vir vergaderings en is die eerste week van Jan uit, ek kom die 6 de terug, die res van die tyd is ek hier.
    Die gastehuis het nog dadels en sal he tot daai tyd.

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    Ek is die hele week voor Kersfees uit vir vergaderings en is die eerste week van Jan uit, ek kom die 6 de terug, die res van die tyd is ek hier.
    Die gastehuis het nog dadels en sal he tot daai tyd.
    dankie...voorlopige beplanning is om daar te wees rondom 29 Des.

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    The best closeup I have of the tree.

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    The best closeup I have of the tree.
    Dankie ek stuur vir Deon aan

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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    My vriend Deon is redelik seker dis die dikvoet, Pachypodium succulentum.

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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    It does not look the same to me, i also looked up pachypodium Succulentum for more picture.
    I will make a sepperate thread and post better pictures.

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    I cleared the passage between the trees.
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    After. the step up was not high, about 300m , but the rock kept breaking into an overhang so I had to break it far back and then fill it in with gravel, so it ended up looking flat.

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    Looking back.

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    So tomorrow morning early I want to clear a path through this, then a step up and another one like this.
    It should go quick, I would like to break through to the top by tomorrow evening.

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    I wanted to get a lot done today so I was out there at 6 this morning.
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    This would be the first time through the gully with the 4x4.
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    Gaps that looked unnecessarily wide while making them suddenly did not look wide enough any more.
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    I did manage to get through, but I decided to spend some time making the gaps more GD6 friendly.
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    This took a bit of time, but I don't want to see any more men cower while angry wifes go on about scratches and dents.
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    It fit through the gap between the trees without problem.
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    Then I could start on the gap I wanted to clear.
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    Before.
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    The sun was just reaching the work site and the light was not great for pictures so I didn't take many. It took about 2 hrs to clear it out.
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    The gap was too narrow and I did not want to break away everything so I left the ledge on the left intact. You have to get both left wheels up onto it.
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    At the top there as an axle twister and I had a bit of trouble getting through.
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    The limited slip differential could not quite get me through so I backed off a bit and filled the hole on the right with a flat rock and some gravel.
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    I got it Through. I had run out of time as I had to go do some work, but the hardest part in this pass is over, I will see if I can get to the top this afternoon when go make up for the time I lost widening it for some bigger vehicles.
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    Bex, this country needs more people like you! Keep up the good work.....would love to come visit you some time.
    That Mighty Amarok
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    Swart Tires wat ek self gekoop het
    Pull over wat my ouma gebrei het
    Vensters waar deur ek kan sien
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    Thanks Snyks. I look forward to more 4x4 enthusiasts driving the trail.
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    Another pair worn through.
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    Pedro joined me this evening, so we made short work of the last bit of the pass.
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    A last climb to the top.
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    On top of the plataeu there is a lot less work to do, so I did another 500m before turning back.
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    I do have to plan the trail and mark it out. I have however now reached the point where traveling to where I am working takes too much time to do it in short bursts. I will have to do most of the trail on the plataeu in one or 2 trips over weekends, and then start to work on the descent from the other side.
    The next 3 week will be hectic so I don't think I will add much to the trail till around Christmas. I will drive on it a bit though.

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    I have some visitors.
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    They really enjoyed testing the first part of trail C.
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