Madigan 2018

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 07:59
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Hi Has anyone done the Madigan this year. What were general conditions of track and country
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Reply By: maurice b - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:04

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:04
Quote from a group im in. Posted a few days ago. ."We completed the Madigan line last Tuesday. No water between Old Andado and Annandale Ruins. Track firm with easy crossings of sand ridges from W to E".
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Reply By: mechpete - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:10

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:10
Hi tuck
myself an 2 other vehicles with be heading off 4june
to travel the Madigan line very much lookin forward to it
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: tuck - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:12

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 13:12
Thanks for report .will leave My Date Wednesday morning
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Reply By: PhilD - Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 20:49

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 20:49
Yes, completed it on Wednesday W-E. It is getting chopped up as expected with more use. No issues, but if going E-W you will have steeper more destroyed dunes. Flies were a pain. Take fly nets unless a cold spell knocks them off. Sand firmer in mornings until the day heated up. Water in Eringa and a bit in Annandale but rest is dry.
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Reply By: Buzzo - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 16:31

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 16:31
G'day.
Excellent news on the track conditions.
Could anyone give me an idea of the fuel used ? If I go on my fuel consumption
( Td 4.2 turbo Patrol ) across the Waa line last year I'll use about 210 litres. I was thinking of taking 250 litres. Is that enough ? I don"t want to overload.
Cheers
Steve
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 18:10

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 18:10
In a 2015 V8 LC s/c Ute with alloy canopy, Mt Dare-Birdsville:

2016, 2 adults, and south on Hay R track from Camp 16, then East on QAA Line=129L

2017, driver only, and doing Camps 17-22 & East on QAA from Eyre Ck= 117L

I found the Madigan much smoother in 2017, though western dune approaches were as rough as buggery. Easy to cruise along often in 3rd(H4). Too many travellers not using their pressure gauges............if they even have one?

Bob

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