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Mongolia Northern Route

Just a quick update as when we were in UB Oasis the consensus seemed to be the Northern road was impassable due to the unusual summer.

Currently sat in Barnaul trying to google the biker bars location having just completed the Northern route (western half, we cut cross country from Tsetserleg on minor tracks)

we went without any major dramas with the exception of the large flood plain and the last river before the mountain pass to Tsaaganuur

the river there was neck deep in places and not passable where the gps told me the track used to be, however about 2km upstream there was a way across, it was right to the snorkel (saddle high)on my friends xt660z mind you

beautiful scenery, glad we went that way and took the gamble, thought this info might be helpful to someone
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Hi Matt and Ed
Chris, "German Bloke"'s mate on the black Trannie here. Good to hear you made it and that the gps tracks were of use.

The gps reference for Barnaul's Biker's Bar is N53 20.287 E83 46.405

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Hi Chris, thank you again for the GPS update, definitely most useful

found the bikers bar, now nursing the hangover

Good to meet you in UB
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