We're off to the Desert - At last....

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 21:15
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It's our last sleep in frigid Perth. Off to Sandstone/Wiluna tomorrow; then out to Well 23 via Gunbarrel and Eagle Hwys.

You little ripper!

Would appreciate any last minute reports on these tracks and the eastern Talawana.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 22:05

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 22:05
Hi John,
While I can't help on track conditions and I hope I don't get into trouble for "chatting".................

Have a great trip!

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 22:15

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 22:15
Thanks guys.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:35

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:35
Enjoy John. It's dry in the Gibson believe me. Eagle still all good according to some people I met a few days back. Afew corrugations between the G/B andd Mungilli but all good after that.

Cheers. Mick.

(Restocking at Newman. Off tomorrow)
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:44

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 23:44
Thanks Mick, looking forward to the desert scenery.

What's the condition of the vegetation out there - it was supposed to have had good rains earlier in the year?

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 13:40

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 13:40
hi john
dont want to be a kill-joy
dont kid yourself about the cold as your going to equally cold places the average temp for last 7days in perth 2.8deg am/ last 7 days in wiluna am 3.0deg
last time i was in sandstone /wiluna area it was minus 5 both mornings woke up
and the ground around the tent was pure white with ice on everything and have experienced same on csr/gunbarrel the difference is
it can be much warmer after the day progresses10am--- until the sun starts to go down
but you'll enjoy yourself as your on holidays it's fun getting out and lighting the fire when its so bleeding cold
i used to poke some small kindlings under the front /rear of 4wd to keep it getting damp overnight and makes starting that early fire more of an easy task cheers and have a great time
barry
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 22:21

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 22:21
Hi MC; am just back in sunny Perth.

Yes, it was cold out there - ice on everything first night at Sandstone. Got a bit better further out but was wearing the uggies all trip. Had great fires every night so that was good.

Fantastic trip.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 09:37

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 09:37
I'm not so worried sabout the cool temps, just keep the rain away..heading off from Kal to Wiluna Saturday and onto the CSR.
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