Attention Mr Signman!

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 07, 2007 at 21:50
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In Mar 05 you foreshadowed exactly the trip we are planning for Jul/Aug this year - Coober Pedy to Ularu via Anne Beadell, Connie Sue and Gunbarrell.

We would be very grateful for any advice you or others might have. How long did it take? Did you go off the main tracks to any places that shouldn't be missed (like Sydney Yeo Chasm off the Connie Sue)? Were there any particularly good camp sites we should aim for? etc.

Having done that trip, do you think we would feel up to returning to Sydney via the Simpson?!

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Reply By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 09:30

Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 09:30
Firstly- no probs with camp sites. Just pull off the track into a clearing.
Our itinerary: Coober Pedy- Camera C location- Just W of Vokes Hill Cnr- Camp 1 location WA- Just N of Neale Junction- about 40k S of Warburton- Warakurna- Yulara.
A few POIs. not necessarily in order: Waterfall Gorge, Taralinga Well, Plane Wreck- Ilkulka (and give Bill the dog a cookie)- Bugabiddy Rockhole- The Bomb Totems- Giles Weather Station, make time to see the balloon go up and a tour of the station-
there is an aboriginal rock site at the Neale Junction end, unfortunately this had been bastardized by the inconsiderates. I will send you details of an undistrurbed site. I will go thru our trip notes and advise you of other interests.
Others will have heaps of suggestions, and enjoy the trip. Are you going solo ?? The track thru the Unnamed (now named) Conservation Park is ROUGH !!
As far as doing the Simpson at the same time- I can envisage no probs. We had 'dirt road withdrawal' out of Yulara, so we went via Mulga Park & Victory Downs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fizz (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 22:36

Thursday, Feb 08, 2007 at 22:36
Thanks Signman.

I find it hard to come to terms with the morons that can't leave things as they find them, both for the intrinsic value of the things themselves and also for the enjoyment of people coming later.

You've mentioned a few POIs I wasn't aware of, and I'll be researching them. Any further info appreciated.

I read about Sydney Yeo Chasm and Waterfall Gorge on the recently added Trek notes for the West Great Victoria Desert - at this stage we're planning to camp at the SYChsm.

Probably 2 vehicles - my Troopy and brother-in-law's new Terracan (if he gets it in time).

Looks like we might see water in the BigPond!



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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, Feb 09, 2007 at 09:15

Friday, Feb 09, 2007 at 09:15
Send me your email address through MM- and i'll forward info to you.
I suggest you get the Hema map of the area (South Central I think)- and also the Westprint map has good information,,,
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