Murray Sunset National Park

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 15:54
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Hi all

Just finished getting the mud off the Prado after what was a wet arrival but a nice dry weekend.

we arrived at the park 12am Sat morn just as it stopped raining (came up from Adelaide and drove through Peake around 10 ish main street under water) By sun up the day look great. apparently we missed the mini cyclone by hours debry every where. while the rain made the sandy parts like a high way the mud became far more interesting. But still the park was in pritty good nic. We had a couple of emus run ahead of us for a few kms and just missed a cuple of roos on the way back to camp.

The ranger came around for his inspection of our camp (nice bloke doing ableepy job enforcing regulations he did not agree with but the idiot factor had buggered up for the rest of us) so we could not cook in the ground (we brought in our own wood from home) but had to use the designated fire places. Thing was the park did not have one in every site and the park was still packed. Thanks to the ranger common sense prevaled and he let us fire up in a washing machine tub (up off the ground on rocks) took a bit of adjusting and changing but the set up came up well.

Saturday & Sunday nights turned on a star fest (sat cloded over around 10:30pm) not to cold either.

Pack came and went 30 min before the rain came back and the week end ended to fast.

Still many more tracks to cover so I be back

250km traveled in 5.5 hours over varying surfaces and all of this and the trip up and back (997 all up) for only 135 ltr (v6 4ltr petrol prado with roof rack) avg speed up and back 100kmh and avg speed on the tracks of 40 kmh

See ya out there

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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 20:03

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 20:03
Sounds like a good weekend after the rain. Where did you camp Trev ?
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Follow Up By: Trev88 - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:45

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:45
About 20mtrs from the pink lake. did not get any wind until Monday as we were packing

the lake was great view with the sun rising and setting on it

Were you down there?

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:36

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 19:36
No wasn't there, just wondering where it was that was so crowded. Easy access for the 2wd boys I suppose but a nice campsite when the sun isn't beating down too hot.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:48

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 20:48
sounds like where we camped Ray
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:19

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 22:19
That's the place Bruce. I still can't imagine working out on the salt during the heat of summer, have to be bloody hard up for a job.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 02:19

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 02:19
I'll have to upload them photos soon.. just finished a new website for the club.. well havent finshed, but its there
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