Madigan Line July

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 15:58
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The Idlers 4WD Club will be having an 8 vehicle trip along the Madigan Line starting in early July. Does anyone else plan to be there around that time? We will have an HF radio and for safety reasons it is always handy to know who is around and to maybe swap notes on track conditions, that's of course if there is a track.
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Reply By: loafer - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:10

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:10
We plan to be at old Andado Sat 12th July before heading over the Maddigan.
We will be four vehicles, with sat phone and HF. That date may vary as we will be doing a lot of Kms on a trip before then and anything can happen.


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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:52

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:52
Well would you believe this. Out itinerary has us at Mt Dare for the nights of 10th and 11th July and Old Andado on Sat 12th July. We will be leaving Melbourne on 3rd July and getting to Mt Dare via Marree, Warburton Track, mostly Rig road across the Simpson so our dates may also vary. I tried to find "loafer" in the members directory to send you a private message and suggest we have a chat, but you do not seem to be there. So I still suggest we have a chat but to do so you will need to send a PM to me. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 08:17

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 08:17
Chris, Loafer isn't a member and is unable to send you a PM. You could post your email addy using "at" instead of @ to stop the spammers
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 13:27

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 13:27
Thanks Des. Anyone who wants to contact me my email address is Idler-Chris-ExplorOz at outlook dot com.
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Reply By: Member - Greenleader 13 - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:58

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 20:58
Hi Idler Chris

We will be doing the Madigan in early May til late May, so could give you some details of track (if any) and fuel etc when we complete, until then all the best

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Follow Up By: Dough Boy - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 22:21

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 at 22:21
Hi Greenleader 13
Mite bump into you in May
Heading into camp 24 middle of May, meeting up with Coley62
then back along Eyre Creek & into Birdsville
We will be travelling in a party of 4 vehilcles, the lead being a "Kermit" green navara , will keep an eye out for you

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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 13:29

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 13:29
That would be great Greenleader my email address is Idler-Chris-ExplorOz at outlook dot com.
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Reply By: andoland - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:50

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:50
We did a Madigan trip in June/July last year. There was a section from The Twins to somewhere around camp 6 where we could not find a track and so went our own way. I suspect everybody else (not that there are many Madigan Line travellers) either heads up through camps 3-5, which you are not supposed to do, and then across to Camp 6 or they go straight up the Colson track and cut across to Camp 6.

In any case from Camp 6 onwards there were well defined wheel tracks the entire rest of the way to Adria Downs station so I don't think you'll have any trouble.

It is an awesome trip. The driving is not particularly difficult, certainly no harder than any other desert trip (apart from the off-track sections we had to do) but it is very remote and I loved the fact that we drove for 10 days without seeing another soul.
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Follow Up By: B1B2 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:20

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:20
ando,
We went from the Twins (S24 48 57.5 E135 44 04.5) on an 80 deg heading for 28km to the Colson Line, (S24 46 34.4 E136 00 19), then 43 deg for 20km to Camp 6, (S24 38 29.0 E136 08 44.0). You could not get a permit to go via Camp 3,4 &5. The track was visible with large spinifex clumps, but this could change. Enjoy the trip.


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Bill
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