Simpson Desert trip - July 10 - 26 - anyone going at this time?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 10:07
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Hi, my friends and i are thinking of doing the Simpson desert trip for 2 weeks July 10 - 26.

Are you going too? Company would be nice :)
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Reply By: Coolman - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:52

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:52
We are looking to leave Mt Dare - Dalhousie around the 9th July.

Travelling as a single vehicle in well setup Pajero so happy to join anyone going around the same time. There will be 2 Adults and 2 teenage boys.
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Follow Up By: Member - Redfive - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 17:50

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 17:50
Hi Coolman

Ill be at Dalhousie on the 8th July but me and my friend are heading to the Rock and surounds ive been across the Simpson 3 times so not this trip but if you see me i would be happy to have a chat and maybe share some info about doing the crossing ill be in a Troopy with a Patrol and Hilux in tow we will be camping at Dalhousie on Wed night the 8th might see you there

Glenn...
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Follow Up By: Coolman - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:20

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 08:20
Redfive

Will keep an eye out. We are in a Blue NP Pajero. 4 Guys, 3 swags and 1 small tent.

Always up for a beeya and chat :-)
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Reply By: bardenboy - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:15
Where will you be leaving from ? I am about to commit to a trip with one other leaving Sydney 11th July, taking Teenage Daugher & Son.
Sydney-Bourke-Tibooburra-Innamincka-Walkers Crossing-Birdsville-Oodnadatta-William Creek-Woomera-Broken Hill - Sydney

No set in concrete yet

1 Hilux TD & 1 80 Series Petrol

dennis
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Follow Up By: FreddyZ - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 17:07

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 17:07
Hi Dennis,

just saw your post here - unfortunately lostbird willl not be able to join us on the trip. We are leaving from Petersham either FR eve or SAT morning.

We are going from 10.-26.07.09 (details below), driving in a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series with currently 3 ppl.
Maybe we could meet up somewhere? Shoot me a PM for phone number etc if it matches your plans.

For everybody else: Due to one friend dropping out unexpectedly, we have 1-2 spots left in our 4WD for you to come along!
You can trust on the offroad experience of James and his great truck, and we are getting all the gear like extra spare tyres, satellite emergency phone, etc. If you have camping equipment - great! Otherwise we can probably organize tent and sleeping bag etc for you.
The cost estimate is currently about 700-800 AUD based on 4 people in the car. Contact me ASAP!

Looking forward to hear from you soon! - Freddy :-)



Approximate Itinerary for Simpson Desert trip

Depart: 10 July eve Sydney
11 July Broken Hill, Cameron Corner
14 July Innamincka (via Strzelecki track)
16 July Birdsville (via Strzelecki track), Poeppel Corner (4WD), Dalhousie Springs (4WD – via Frenchline/Simpson Desert), Birdsville track (via Rig Road/Simpson Desert)
22 July Marree (via Birdsville Track), (possible side trip to Lake Eyre North)
24 July Broken Hill
Return: 26 July Sydney
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