BIG RED Question

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:46
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How many travellers have cruised out to see BIG RED from Birdsville and have thought they were on top and climbed it easy................... and then later found out they were on "little red"????...........
I may not have known either but was lucky because we came in from the Desert and couldnt help tripping over BIG RED.....
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:57

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 22:57
Cruised out to and over little red, and then drove up to big red and up and over as well, thats toyotas for you isnt Andrew? Oh what a feeling ? LOL
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:19

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 23:19
Hey Voxson,

saw Charlie reverse up it on the western side............... only two weeks back.
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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 00:26

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 00:26
I don't think anyone who goes to Birdsville misses Big Red Voxy! You underestimate their ability to find their way around I think! I got over it easily (oh what a feeling!) but the TD Disco just couldn't get enough ooomph to crest it. I offered to snatch him over but he declined and took the chicken run. He was quite accustomed to taking the chicken run as we had crossed the desert and many of the dunes were too much for him.
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Follow Up By: jp - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:41

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:41
Mick,last yearat Birdsville Races,watched a few (What a feeling and Nissans) not get over the crest. In the Hotel later ,when they asked what i drove? Disco i said and made it over Big Red, did you? Deathly hush! I ask. Driver or Vehicle.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 04:40

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 04:40
I've ran over a bottle og Heinz Big Red in my Honda, does that count me in?
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:20

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 07:20
I thought a bottle of big red would have stopped a honda in its tracks....
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:05

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 16:05
"Tracy!!!!......... this man........he's teasing me.........."

Lol!!

Hondas all right in sand till ya stop, then it's bloody hard work to get goin again! Really could do with Low Range.

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Wolfie
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Reply By: Pluto - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 09:16

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 09:16
OK. I haven't been to Birdsville yet. So how big is Big Red?

The largest dune I've climbed so far is Calcup Hill, which rises about 160 meters from base to top. How do the two compare?
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:50

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:50
90metres high.....
Quite easily crestable whichever way over.....
14psi, 2g-L/R, lockers enganged, air cond on........
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 14:21

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 14:21
Big Red, the dune, runs north/west south/east for about 300km

At its highest point it is 90metres Above Sea Level !!!!!

Old Big Red crossing is 30 metres(65m ASL) in height above the dune corridor and Little Red crossing is 19 metres(58m ASL) above the dune corridor. Refer to my post 12658

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Reply By: time waster - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:49

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 21:49
Crossed the Simpson in 02 no problems with 3L hilux all depends on how wet or dry the sand is to how low you let the the tyre pressures down to when we were there sand was hot and very sort the pressure that got us over with no wheel spin and thrashing the guts out of the car (long way home) was 11psi
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Reply By: Andrew - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:14

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:14
We went out there, up and over and out to Eyre Creek on the Anzac Long Weekend.
I have posted these links here before, but I have added the pix from around Mungerannie and Clayton Wetlands.

trip report

pix of going over big red
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