Innamincka

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:31
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They had 36 mm over the weekend and drizzly rain this morning - but there's 4.5 m over the Causeway.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:35

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:35
Ruth,

no doubt the levels over the causeway will drop before the Gathering but if you come over via Walkers is the Causeway the only way to cross Cooper Creek?

Or do we wave to you from our side?

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 21:08

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 21:08
Just wave! Rig up a flying fox and pass the Merlot across that way. Otherwise I'll have to come the other way.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:46

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 20:46
Thanks for that Ruth, just noticed it on the other thread.

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:48

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:48
Ruth

If we come to Birdsville the conventional way via Windorah - get there about Monday - will we be able to go south down the track to Maree

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:58

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 07:58
Alan, you mean next Monday don't you? AT this stage both Windorah to Birdsville and Birdsville to Maree are Open to 4WD Only with Extreme Caution (this usually means no towing). There is still water on both roads and the road to Marree is very wet - I was talking toPandie Pandie south of Birdsville and they can't believe the road was opened because it is so bad. Still it is not raining here and doesn't look as though it will - the days are sunny but not windy and this slush we have dries out to blowing dust in no time. So, it will be another 5 days before you even get here - never give up hope and always have several plans, if only to change them. Ha ha.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 08:21

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 08:21
Thanks Ruth

We were going to come via walkers crossing and then leave via the inside track. Both of these seem to be out.

Yes it would be 5 days before we get to Birdsville. In our party of three vehicles, two will have CT in tow. We are going out to Alice via Oodnadatta track.

If all else fails, I guess we could go to Innamincka and hook a left to Lyndhurst although it seems there is lot of water down that way if the causway is under by 4.5 m.

We have previously travelled all these roads.

Maybe Birdsville and the track will dry out in 5 days. The weather maps don't seem to indicate further rain. Any rain will be further down south in SA.

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Alan
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Reply By: Member - dajo trad - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:16

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:16
new to this area and planning to leave in 3 weeks for a 3 week trip up thru Tibooburra thru to Cameron's Corner and onto Innaminka wanting to go out to the Coongie Lakes , dig tree loop etc then down the strzleki and back home thru Sa to mornington peninsula. should I reconsider. what state will tracks etc be in after that much water??
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:33

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 19:33
No, don't reconsider but always have Plans B, C, D & E right down to Z, if necessary. These are always the best adventures. AS you have a computer you can always keep track of the weather and road conditions through this site. And through the Forum keep watch - never give up!
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Reply By: Member - Glenn F (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:24

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:24
We're heading through Innamincka on monday and called Bollards Lagoon today to guage conditions of the Bore track. Was advised it is likely to remain closed for about 10 days. We were planning to drive down it on tuesday so we will call again then in the faint hope it is passable.

I understand the Strezlecki track and the track from Merty merty to cameron corner are still open although the road conditions page on this website indicates it being closed - but not updated since 9/6/08.

Anyone know any different let me know.

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