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Hi all A group of us (3 vehicles 9 guys) are doing the Googs Track starting 2 Aug 10 to 6 Aug 10 South to North. Anyone know the condition of the track or have any good advice that will make this trip a success

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:26

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:26
I just posted a link to a 6 minute video clip taken from an OKA (not ours) on Googs Track in thread 80199 below.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:47

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:47
9 guys? I'd say a lot of beer would go pretty close to making the trip a success. One of many "clean" suggestions.
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Reply By: George_M - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:56

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:56
We travelled Googs Tk, south to north, in late April this year, John.

The track was in pretty good condition. The dunes were steeper and smoother on the northern side; less steep and more chopped up on the southern approaches. We found that "slowish and steady" was the most effective approach to the dunes - this gave the smoothest ride so as to not upset the refreshments.

The country was in great condition, and I'd recommend overnight stays at Googs Lake and Mt Finke. I hope the flies have eased off since April.

Drop in to the pub at Kingoonya. A family is trying to create a business in the middle of nowhere, and they really offer great service.

George_M
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Reply By: RobAck - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 18:34

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 18:34
Track is getting chopped up and beginning to look like the Simpson in places. Lots of corrugations at the base of dunes and whoop de doos due to wheel spin close to the top. All thanks to poor driving and not lowering tyre pressures

Recommend standard sand pressures from Googs Lake onwards. The whole track can be done in high range without wheel spin and a simple and slow approach using first gear high range for some of the rougher dunes works very well

Please try and leave it in good condition as we are taking a tour through mid August with a few off-road camper trailers

Channel 18 is the track channel and don't forget to pick up your permits from the rangers office at Ceduna

Stop in at Kingoonya and say hello to Colin and Maria. Great feed and whilst the accommodation is basic the beds are comfortable and you get a shower and flush toilet. All nice after some remote camping

Regards

RobA
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Reply By: mechpete - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:41

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:41
John G

it an be very chopped up from vehicles getting bogged . but it is an
easy drive , good camping at Googs Lakes an around the Mt Finke area .
can be done easily in a day
mechpete
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