Boggy Hole

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 08:47
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Hi Guy's
We will be travelling up to Kings Canyon from Adelaide next week and was wondering if anyone has done the road up through the Finke River, via Boggy Hole and into Hermannsburg, recently.
We had planned to do the Mereenie Loop road, and then thought the river run would be more interesting, but just a bit worried about the recent rains and water lying about. We will be towing a C/T.
Thanks
Chaz

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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:12

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:12
Best things to do is to ring the Conservation Department in Alice Springs or the Ranger at Palm Valley to get an up to the minute answer. Normally the track along the Finkle River is firm even if there is water laying about. At Boggy Hole however you have to cross over the river and it could be tricky especially with a CT in tow. Keep your tyre pressures low for the run up the Finke.
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:36

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:36
Hi Willam,
Thanks for that, good advice. I would have asked at Kings Canyon, but the Ranger would be the better option.
I too am an advocate for correct tyre pressure.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:54

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 09:54
Chaz if you get to see the reception crew at Kings Canyon resort, tell em the old guy they met in the Longreach motel says G'day.
I've never been there. They did tell me that if I ever went that way to ring first, so that they could have time to disappear :)))
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:45

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:45
Footloose,
I'm not sure if we'll be staying at the resort, probably just the campgrounds, but if I see them, I'll ask if they remember that old fella from the Longreach motel, and see what sort of reaction I get!
Cheers Mate
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:52

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:52
Chaz, they'll remember me. One was a tall lady and one a bit shorter, both middle aged . Cant remember their names although they introduced themselves. Nice people.
Thanks mate. If you get that far I'm sure they'll look after you.
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Reply By: miker - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 12:15

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 12:15
Chaz,

Went that route recently. You're dead right, notwithstanding issues with the getting through (we had no issues 8 weeks ago) it is a hundred fold more enjoyable than the loop. I still have on e of the gorge campspots as my screen saver - great drive.

Note the signage at the turnoff on the Earnest Giles Rd had been removed and we deduced it was the correct t/o only by keeping a close eye on the trip meter.

Mike.
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:46

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:46
Miker,
Thanks mate, I'll keep an eye open for the turnoff, although it shouldn't be a problem because I have entered the waypoint into the gps.
Yes, it should be more interesting than the loop road. Iv'e heard there are plenty of corrigations, bulldust, sand, water and rocks. Can't get better than that.
Cheers
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Reply By: D-Jack - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:49

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 17:49
Hey Chaz

Just checked out your website, interesting to say the least. There was one picture on the Patrol Page coming off the top of a sand dune. Would you mind posting it on this forum - would make an interesting discussion on suspension and how much it will take!

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:07

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 18:07
D-Jack
Thanks mate, the thing is that it would probably be better for a discussion on Photoshop. I know, I should stick to swapping peoples heads around, but that gets a bit boring after a while.
That pic actually came from a Saudi Nissan site, I just put an image of my car over the GQ shorty that brought up the dust.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 22:30

Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 at 22:30
Chaz. I had my suspicions that the truck couldn't do it without breaking in half, or exploding the tyres, or the occupants breaking their back. I was also a little suspicious that the GU was lacking a little wheel down-travel given it was mid air. The fact that it was doctored is beside the point. Post it and see what type of discussion you get.
Although the surprise is a little spoilt now.

D-Jack
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 07:44

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 07:44
D-Jack,
Ok mate, when I get back from Darwin in about 4 weeks.
If anyone's interested, HERE is the picture in question.
Cheers
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Reply By: johnsy1 - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 14:31

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 14:31
Cleared to flt level 140km, tracking omgosh radial, nissan departing desert storm.
hang on Jimmy! theres a fair bit of air under them dunlops.
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