neonasty wrote:Im coming in hyundai i30, so it had better not be too bad!
I guess a lot of people come in with car trailers, so it wont be too rough.
Sometimes the road is great, the dust is low and the crossings are navigable at a decent speed. Some years it has been over 40c on the way in, and extremely dusty.Be aware that the combination of high trafiic, loaded vehicles and poor surface/driving conditions increase the risk of accidents.
If it gets wet then things go bad. being remote the roads aren't generally "engineered", they are commonly below the level of the surrounding country , they don't drain very well, wash outs are bad, ruts can be severe.
When it's wet there is no dust. If it's dry the bulldust can be very bad after a few days once the heavy traffic has shattered it.On the way out you find sections where there are bulldust "bogs".....50yards or more at a time and of indeterminate depth, if it then rains on this stuff it's difficult for 2wd cars with low clearance.
If you are taking a small sedan make every effort to keep it light and slow down at every sign as it may be a washout and plenty of people have got airborne and damaged the underneath of their cars.
Put a bug guard over your radiator this year.
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..