Simpson again

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 16:43
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After all the rain out there, can any one comment on the track conditions across the Desert at the moment?
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Reply By: George_M - Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 18:39

Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 18:39
Keep an eye on this website for Simpson Desert road conditions:

Mt Dare Road Conditions

If in doubt then give them a call.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 20:48

Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 20:48
Judging by all the chatter, and photos, on the FB Simpson Desert pages, you won’t have to worry about wet, or even damp tracks.

Some photos also show that regardless of all the 4WD articles, word of mouth, Facebook pages, ExplorOz & 4x4 Earth, it appears some, maybe many, people think they can drive over the dunes at highway pressures, & comfortably do a standing start on a soft track on a steep dune.

Go for it Keith, you’ll be right!

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 21:39

Sunday, Jun 13, 2021 at 21:39
You've nailed it Bob, you've nailed it !

Apart from that one bit of advice that nearly all young newcomers to 4wdriving use when looking for advice on track conditions ask if their overloaded 4wd with permanently mounted brightly coloured Max Trax will make it !

You know the advice I'm talking about don't you :)

JUST SEND IT MATE ... JUST SEND IT and you'll be fine !!


Happy and Safe travels (with about 18 psi in soft sand )

Cheers
Gazz
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 07:47

Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 07:47
The last Desert Parks Bulletin I've got dated the 2/6 says that the simpson is open but the only western access is via Mt Dare, the Pedirka public access route is closed.
Innamincka and surrounds pretty much everything is closed due to flooding/rain.
Parks don't usually issue another one until there are significant changes.
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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 18:01

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 18:01
Having lived at Sunlands Irrigation near Waikerie SA the sand when wet is good to travel on, better than when dry, but... but the low area's between the dunes and the salt pans could be a worry .
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