Trip report now on my website

Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:39
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I have today uploaded my story of the recent trip to the Cleland Hills, which lie west of Alice Springs.

Storyline: In search of antiquity www.kempen.id.au

Go to 4x4 in left margin and then scroll to bottom of page

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Reply By: revhead307 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:01

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:01
Willem, you have owned 4 less 4x4's than i have had birthdays...

Geeze lol

Keep on truckin'

Rev
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:05

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:05
Make it 3. There is a HJ60 Cruiser I have forgotten to add to the list....lol
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Follow Up By: revhead307 - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 15:05

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 15:05
Fascinating read,

Seems so far detached from my sitting in the office reading it...(better get back to work hehe)

I'll be sure to check out more of your treks.

Regards

Rev
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:32

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:32
Well done Willem !

Sounds like all your research paid off. I reckon you could fill a paddock with a hefty crop with all that seed you collected.

Looking forward to reading some of your next adventures.

Cheers TPM
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:40

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:40
Good report Willem,

Needless to say I am jealous!!

Can I ask what the "Strict Conditions" you had to adhere to, to obtain the permit?

I've got to within about 10kms of Mt Winter last year but turned back.

When I was at the canyon last year I asked the helicopter pilots how much to fly me to Mt Winter and back. Cost - $2800 with two hours on the ground. I said no.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:48

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:48
Equinox

Basically where we could and could not camp

Which direction did you come in from towards Mt Winter.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:34

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:34
I came from the south east along that track that heads pretty much straight towards the mount but ends in a T-junction maybe 3 to 5 kms from it. I did many day trips in the area when I was there, that trip was the furthest west.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:04

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:04
Yep. That track is very overgrown from the T junction towards the south east. I didn't explore it as we had other things on our mind.
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:15

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:15
Willem,
Good stuff. I am very envious.
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:52

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 22:52
Willem, great stuff as usual. I can sense the restraint in your writing when you say that you became "quite vocal" ... :))
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:53

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 00:53
I sat up last week reading the trip report from one of your CSR crossings. it was very good reading. I sat up reading until I couldn't hold my eyes open any longer. Can't wait to read this new one!

Cheers,

Muzz
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 02:52

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 02:52
Mate that was a great read, Thank you.

I'm still spewing that I missed it. LOL

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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:52

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:52
You and me both!!!

Good read Willem.

Baz.
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:08

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 08:08
Great story Willem
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:10

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 09:10
G'day Willem,

I enjoyed the read, thanks. It is comforting that there are still bits of this country not easily found and that it is still possible to have adventures that have you feeling like an explorer. I know that with all the electronic gear these destinations will be easier to find in the future, sad in some ways.

Wish I was retired and doing these type of trips - just have to wait another 5 years or so.

Kind regards

Theo
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Reply By: marion - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 11:20

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 11:20
Willem thanks for taking the time to write and be prepared to share your experiences and trips with us. Reading your journals of your trips, give me the guts to go and research and prepare for our trips. Thanks again Marion
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