Simpson, east to west

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 23:18
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Was planning to cross the Simpson from west to east but western entrance is closed at the moment,anyone crossed east to west recently, how does this compare wiyh west to east crossing in terms of difficulty?
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 08:10

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 08:10
I find it easier from the west because fewer vehicles travel in this direction and even though its a little steeper, the approach to the dunes is not as chopped up from people with too much tyre pressure or trailers.

The Spring Creek Delta can take a little while to dry out after rain. From what they say in the deset parks bulletin, you can do a loop from Birdsville and maybe come out along the K1 Line at Clifton Hills.
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Reply By: Member - Darian - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 08:22

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 08:22
Advised on my sched last night (Saturday) that the delta is now open (detour made round by the locak ranger). dp- VKS737 HF radio network.
Love the bush - stuck in the city - help.
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Reply By: DesF - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 19:57

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 19:57
Have done West to East in the Suby, that is the easiest way as the dunes are a lot steeper on the eastern side. I think about 75/80pc of crossings are done from the west. We only met powerful 4WD's going east to west. ( or very lightly loaded ones ). Cheers "D"
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Reply By: sean - Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 17:13

Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 17:13
I just did French Line west to east last week and it was all open but there may have been rain since. The salt lake heading north from Poepell Cnr to QAA was a little muddy but easily passible. The visitos book at Poepell Cnr showed about one vehicle a day on average in last weeks. Spoke to a german who had just done the Rig road and he said it was difficult to get across teh dunes.

Good Luck

Sean
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