The simpson this easter

Submitted: Monday, Apr 02, 2007 at 19:17
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Spoke to the ranger at birdsville today.

He said the bypass track for eyre creek is only about a foot deep and going down.

Also most of the desert claypans are dry.
As expected the dunes have fresh sand drifts about 1m deep ontop
The rig road is actually quite boggy from very dry powdery sand.

Anyone else heading out this easter, will be in Birdsville on Saturday

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Reply By: jdpatrol - Monday, Apr 02, 2007 at 20:25

Monday, Apr 02, 2007 at 20:25
Thanks for this ric.

I see you were looking at PostID: 43601. Allan JJ was heading there at Easter I think.

The DTEI website is still indicating the Cordillo route is closed. Their website map (and RACQ website) now indicate Planet Downs route also closed though. So at present Birdsville track only one open to South (towards Adelaide), on east side of Simpson.

Anyway, enjoy and let us know how you get on. Regards JD

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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 09:47

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 09:47
Thanks Ric
Won't be there this weekend but I will be interested to know what its like out there as we will be doing a crossing in May leaving from Dalhousie on the 5th.
Please give us an update when you get back.
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Reply By: redfive - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 20:14

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 20:14
Hi Gentleman and 120scruiser

Ill keep a look out for you ill be in roughly the same place at the same time im travelling west to east we should be having a lunch stop at Dalhousie on Thursday 3rd May ill be camping at Purnie Bore that night guess ill be about a day in front of you

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Reply By: Members - Chris/Lindsay (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 21:50

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 21:50
Are you saying that it will soon be possible to cross all the way East, West again? Chris.
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Follow Up By: wdric - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 23:29

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2007 at 23:29
The rangers have allready been from Birdsville out to the Knolls and back.
There is allready people making the crossing.

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