Simpson Desert

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 01:54
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Anyone got an update of track conditions in the desert??
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:23

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:23
Stolzy check the threads on this site they were updated on 1/7 ya can't get much better than that. Go to "On The Road" - Road conditions - Sth Aus - desert parks. Scroll through the roads list. They have had sufficient rain in the nth to close a lot of it down + there is a rally happening out there.
Also check out http://www.vks737.on.net/
Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Darian - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 15:00

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 15:00
The Desert Parks Pass can be a few days stale - might pay to ring Mt Dare Homestead, Pink Roadhouse Oodnadatta or Birdsville Police etc.
Love the bush - stuck in the city - help.
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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 20:53

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 20:53
Its Closed !!! Raining...
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 21:30

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 21:30
Joints under water. Try another desert!
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Reply By: Ray M (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 21:48

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 21:48
According to the new desert parks bulletin issued today the Simpson is open for business.

http://www.denr.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/desert_parks_bulletin.pdf

Hooroo
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Follow Up By: Stolzy - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 15:25

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 15:25
Thanks for the good news Ray. A group of us are heading across the desert on the 13th July. Just hope the rain stays away till then.

Cheers...Stolzy
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Reply By: Ruth - Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:17

Friday, Jul 04, 2003 at 16:17
Hi everyone - almost an inch of rain in Birdsville and the Desert about 1.5 inches down the Birdsville Track to about 130 klms south of Birdsville. All roads were closed and the Desert but I am pleased to report that the Simpson is open and people coming in and out without too much trouble - dunes should be easy driving now. Only road that is closed as of 1/2 hour ago was Walkers Crossing from Innamincka. Cordillo Downs road is 4WD only (no trailers or caravans). All roads in an out of Birdsville have been badly cut up and quite a few people spent 3 days and night, either bogged on the Birdsville Track or on the Cordillo Road for several days. Wild flowers on the WAA line. One of the people stuck on the Birdsville Track, luckily on a high sand dune with firewood and a view was OSKAR - who thanked me nicely for the hint about flynets - he was very grateful!! His travelling companions didn't buy them though. Weather is beautiful - cold this a.m., shirtsleeves today, no breeze, mud drying out well, cold tonight. Stolzy it will be just perfect by the time you get here. Gee, but you should see the muddy cars - you'd laugh to see the fathers worrying about getting their precious cars washed and polished - too bad about Mum and the washing of the clothes. It's kept them all occupied and they've had mega-family time together.
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