On my last day in Sofala, I decided to take the long way home.
I headed into the Upper Turon and out past Bingletree Station to Capertee.
The road deteriorated severely in the upper reaches.
But the DR650SE isn't fazed by a few rocks.
This is the good section.
Red Hill Road - Upper Turon
Below Turon Gates Road
Turon Gates Road
Ben Bullen Station
I turned into the top of The Gardens of Stone Trail.
Above Baal Bone Gap Road.
I heard this Katoom roaring down the trail. He stopped for a yak.
He reckons he was testing a set of Mitas E09 for an across Australia run.
The 4wd's have chewed the hell out of this trail.
Now I can see why its called Gardens of Stone.
Sheer walls of rock. Awesome.
Nice view down into the Wolgan Valley.
This was a bit technical below here.
Two 4WD's were having a hard go of it.
I scraped past them and wished them luck.
Geez. Which muddy rut is the shallowest?
Heading up into Cullen Bullen now.
Bylong Valley way and out through Bureen, Martinsdale and Jerrys Plains.
The biggest damn Wedgetail I've EVER seen.
Now for the long dark haul through the night.
I was busting to get home. So I put down 800kms in a day.
My butt was killing me, but I had to push on. The new LED's helped light the way.
Finally pulled in home. Had a shower and a home cooked meal. Happy days.