Eyre Creek Birdsville

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 04, 2010 at 19:42
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Any one heading out to Eyre creek this month.
Attempting Madigan's line again this year. Would like some one to drop out a tractor tube to float two bikes across the creek ,It would be appreciated , thanks for reading
Regards Scott

(here is a line to last attempt)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470964&highlight=madigans
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Reply By: Pezza QLD - Sunday, Apr 04, 2010 at 20:14

Sunday, Apr 04, 2010 at 20:14
Wanna be one bloody big tractor to hold up that behemouth of a 950 of yours above the waterline Scotty !
You're crazier than I thought you were, Does Mick know about this ? LOL
Good luck mate, this might just be worth heading out with a video camera :-)

Cheers mate
Pezza
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 12:26

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 12:26
Was talking with some friends in Birdsville this morning - not sure that your time frame will be possible. Even some locals are bogged at Big Red overnight - long walk back to town too! And they should have known better.
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 20:42

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 20:42
Ruth,

We are leaving Adelaide 23 July and heading to cross the Simpson from west to east. Value you input, would be good to see some posts from you on how things are going. i.e Prospects of getting across/around Eyre Creek to Birdsville then down the Birdsville Track to Maree.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 19:44

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 19:44
Hi there Prickles, thanks for your kind words. Keep tuned! Make sure you have Plans A<B<C.......Z - just joking. But, any outback travel requires a number of alternatives, as I am sure you are aware. July is a long way off really so things will change. The water coming down Eyre Creek is going to be the main worry - it is still 0.5 above the bridge at Glengyle tonight - has a long way to travel. Haven't had time today to check on the water at Muncoonie - keep cool. By July you may be able to travel across Eyre Creek - weather you can cross the Cooper , too early to tell. Don't give up - don't panic!
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Reply By:- Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 16:31

Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 16:31
Bypass big red maybe , be there around 24th , just need some one to pump up the tube then I can go for a swim.
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:21

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 08:21
It'll be a big bypass.

Just got back from recovering the broken Patrol that we left out there a couple of days ago (between Poepple cnr & the Knolls track) & the boss said that Eyre creek looks like a lake with a lot of deeper channels in it, when they got out to it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 10:50

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 10:50
Jeff, if Dave went between Poepple and he Knolls how come he saw Eyre Creek - was he flying?
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 12:41

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 12:41
Good point Ruth ! Is Dave ya Boss Jeff ?
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 14:02

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 14:02
Ruth,

Dave took a couple of German tourists out to Eyre Creek from this side for a look & got as far as a dune before the water.

On the way back blew a water pump in the Patrol ute, he made it as far as 15km from the Knolls junction before deciding to leave the ute behind & come back later to repair it, which we did.

Yes Dave is my boss & owns Mt Dare.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 19:08

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 19:08
Jeff, thanks for that. Please say a big hello to Dave for me. Now, can you tell me please, I am making a big assumption as I know the water hasn't got too high at Muncoonie - how many sand dunes west of Eyre Creek proper did he find the water?
Bet he was cranky at doing the water pump in the ute! Did you get good rain on your side of the Desert? God to read that the Macumba and Neales ran well, that's important for the amount of water in Lake Eyre - makes a difference to the height of the water, can't totally depend on the Diamantina water (or the Cooper for that matter) - that should get me a discussion!

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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 17:54

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 17:54
Ruth,

He got as far as the last sand dune before Eyre creek, yeah it was an iteresting drive to go back & get it!

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 19:46

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 19:46
Thanks for that Jeff, quite important information - bet Dave had fun getting that far. How many swales on the western side were a little damp? Maybe 14?
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Reply By:- Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:16

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:16
Thanks Jeff, Wonder how the Eyre bypass is looking to the north, I met seen Dave out there a few times out , last year he was escorting a Rolls Royce through the Eyre creek bypass .

Would you know if there's much water coming down the Hay River ,after the last cyclone in N.T. We might have to run down the Hay river trek and drop fuel off at the blaze tree if Eyre is to full,
Can't see any prob floating our gear across Eyre creek anyway ,( could end up at Marree ) ,,, just getting conflicting weather reports mate

Regards Scott

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=382323
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:25

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 15:25
Bit more of the Hay River ride

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=377736&page=2

Kinda more like have to do Madigans now :)
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Reply By:- Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:40

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:40
Hey Jeff , ? Has there been much rain west of Eyre Cr ,how much water in the clay pans around Poepelle's corner ?,, been much rain over your way . still not getting a clear picture on what it's really like .
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