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

    It is difficult to get a picture to show what an obstacle is really like.
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    To get through this are you have to go up the slope the black dog is on, turn left to get up, cross a dip behind the bulge, go right, then sharp left to get up onto the ridge on the right behind Pedro, drive to the right on top of the ridge then take a sharp left to get down the steep other side.
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    The ridge line where the shaddow starts is where you will be coming down.

    Anyway, it is a lot of fun, and because it is not a marked trail you get the line a bit different every time.
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    Finishing a bypass first, to get easier access to work on a new part of the route.
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    A rake custom made for the job, weighs about 15 kg, but works.
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    If we had known about this a few weeks back when we passed by maybe we could have tested the capabilities of the old Suuz !!!
    It MAY just have put the (New) Toyota to shame.
    Just joking - but wish we had been able to have a look while we were there.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I was a bit wary to advertise it in the beginning as I wanted some feedback from other drivers before allowing too many to vehicles in as I cannot offer recovery service due to complicated liability isues with the company as this is basicaly a hobby for us. I wanted to get the word out through a medium like the forum to get more experienced drivers drivers in first who can maybe share their views on it.
    At the moment we are not charging any fees and anyone who wants to do the trail please contact me and I will do it with you if possible.

    While on the subject, I have a KML , a KMZ and a GPX file of the first part of the route, my idea was to bluetooth , mail or send this as it is possible to get a bit lost on the route, would that be of any use to import into a GPS device for example? I did mark all the junctions with a steel peg with a yellow arrow, but while admiring the scenery it is easy to miss them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bex View Post

    While on the subject, I have a KML , a KMZ and a GPX file of the first part of the route, my idea was to bluetooth , mail or send this as it is possible to get a bit lost on the route, would that be of any use to import into a GPS device for example? I did mark all the junctions with a steel peg with a yellow arrow, but while admiring the scenery it is easy to miss them.
    It will help. However, I would suggest that you also do a decent map and include some coordinates on the map for handing out to the guys who want to do the route at the spur of the moment when in the area. It can also happen that some Tracks4Africa contributors visit the place and send the data for inclusion on future maps.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    It will help. However, I would suggest that you also do a decent map and include some coordinates on the map for handing out to the guys who want to do the route at the spur of the moment when in the area. It can also happen that some Tracks4Africa contributors visit the place and send the data for inclusion on future maps.
    Agreed.
    We did that for T4a in Gonarezhou when they opened up the central route from south to north or vica versa - before that you needed to leave the park to move from one section to the other.
    It will also help you with publicizing your track.
    Answering the call of the wild is just so much beter than answering the telephone.
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    Default Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Thanks.
    Pedro helped me to clear away the rocks that prevented entry to the river bed.
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    This is the first time a vehicle ascended this bank, and the angles are always more steep than they appear to be when on foot.
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    This is as far as we got this time, we have to move some boulders again to advance.

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