eyre creek latest?

Submitted: Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 08:14
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Any of the locals around Birdsville got up-to-date estimates on when Eyre Creek might be passable into the Simpson?
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 09:24

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 09:24
a mate was speaking to the Birdsville info. centre about a week ago, they were saying it would be about 4 weeks before they even bothered going for a look to see what it was like.
another mate was speaking to Parks S.A, they tried to get out there a week ago and couldn't even get past / around Big Red, said they would try again in a week or so's time.
nobody could give us an answer, because nobody could get out there for a look.
i think it will be a few weeks yet before anyone has any real idea....assuming they don't get anymore rain that is.

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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:11

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 12:11
Interesting reading responses here.

The term 'Simpson Desert' might be an oxy moron!

May be better we call it the 'Simpson Wetland'!!

Good luck to all those trying to plan a trip out there ATM.

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Reply By: Voxson - Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 20:39

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 20:39
Enter the desert via mount dare,, go across whichever way you want to until you get to the corner,,, then head north until you get to jervois and then come down to birdsville.....
What a great trip......
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 07:07

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 07:07
If you do this remember it is about 1100km further to Birdsville and you do need permits.
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Reply By: Voxson - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:38

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 10:38
Yeah, One would hope that someone would research a trip before blasting off.

We are just about to do that loop,,,,,,,

You could also go as far as the corner and cruise back via the waa line or similar..
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 17:07

Monday, May 24, 2010 at 17:07
a mate was speaking (on the phone) to some boys from Mt. Dare today and apparently in the last few days they have managed to cross Eyre Creek and get to Big Red. Eyre Creek is about 1.2 mtrs deep on the bypass road and flowing very quickly.
Parks S.A were supposed to have Rangers going out again this week (from Birdsville end) to look, but have put it off for another week. supposably the road to Big Red was opened, but then had to be closed because to many people were getting bogged, hence why the Rangers are waiting another week.
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this is just info. i got off a mate from a phone call today, so i can't gaurantee it's 100% correct, just passing on what i've been told is all.
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