simpson french line..condition

Submitted: Monday, Apr 12, 2004 at 21:55
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leaving for simpson in a few days...looked on road conditions on the site and it says open but due to low traffic volumes extreme care shold be taken...whats that mean exactly, and has anyone any real up to date, and can advise....going west to east. thanks heaps....uth
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 07:35

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 07:35
Uther, it means that up until last week - there had been only about 4 vehicles along the French Line. West to east is slightly easier at the moment - quite rough between Coulson track and Poepples - very slow also. Plan on MORE than 2 nights out there. Temperatures still high - 18 to 36 (normally should be about 30 max) and absolutely no rain. Sand is very soft and steep blows on tops of dunes(some of these have been knocked over now) and Big Red a very good challenge. Should still be able to drive easily, quietly and slowly over all dunes in H4 and 2500 rpms provided your tyre pressures are low. If you have to back up on any dune - lower your pressure some more. Saves wear and tear on dunes, vehicles and people travelling in and behind. Enjoy the beautiful place and see you when you get here.
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Follow Up By: Patsy - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 09:03

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 09:03
Hi Ruth
Any update on how things are drying out (or not) on Walkers Crossing? Also, do you have an update on Warburton Creek crossing? You have responded before to my query on Walkers Crossing and it is our plan (conditions permitting) to travel mid May from Innaminka via Walkers Crossing, south down Birdsville Track to Warbuton Track -KAA Line, Rig Road to Knolls Track and west along the WAA line.
Cheers
Patsy
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:36

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 12:36
Hi Patsy, no luck with Walkers or the Warburton I'm afraid - still closed because of the floodwaters. Why are you doing the WAA Line - it's a bit boring. Seems to me that you'll have to come into Birdsville now and see me then go out the QAA etc. Hahahaha. Keep posted though because as soon as it opens I'll advise.
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:24

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:24
Looks I might have to change our route home as I wanted to do Walkers xing again but it may be open when we come to visit.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 19:05

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 19:05
Bob & Lex, might be alright by then. Keep in touch. Hope the yabbies are still here. (having some more for tea tonight).
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:11

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:11
I am running a tripa cross the simpson, both ways, like a figure 8 almost in July, have afew overseas people coming, as wella s about 15 vehicles from around Aus, hope the roads, weather, and water are all in our favour for then.

my trip details
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:54

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:54
We will be up there for a quick look around on the Anzac weekend.
Will let you know more when we return.
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Follow Up By: uther - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 18:21

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 18:21
go off_road..................so?.................Uther
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 18:37

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 18:37
So, wont that be good 8-)

Now, is Uther, like Udder, with a lisp???
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