Chambers Pillar to Finke????

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 20:15
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Just wondering if anyone knows the time distance and kms between Chambers Pillar and Finke?

If I took the track explore oz wanted me to it would take 15hrs going back up to Alice and down around.
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Reply By: Litlbalt - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 20:36

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 20:36
And also Chambers Pillar to Mt Dare trying to figure out if we need to stop over between chambers pillar and mt dare before we cross the simpson.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 22:50

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 22:50
we left Chambers Pillar fairly late in the morning (we camped about 10 klms short of the Pillar the night previous due to mechanical problems with a vehicle, drove in that morning and walked around and climbed up the Pillar before heading off again) and got to Mt. Dare in the afternoon sometime around 4.30 - 5.00 p.m from memory. we weren't exactly going along the Old Ghan Line at a snails pace though, 90 - 100 kph we did alot of the time)
so if you leave Chambers Pillar at a reasonably early time in the morning, you'll easily get to Mt Dare that day and not need to rush like we did.
without getting a map out i can't help with the exact distances though.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:14

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:14
184 km from Chambers Pillar to Finke.

105 km from Finke to Mt Dare.

289 total. Expect to take 5 to 5 1/2 hours to do that distance.

The Old Ghan track is getting pretty chopped up due to vehicles pre-running for the Finke Desert Race, but they should be grading soon.

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Reply By: Member - Russler - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 18:20

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 18:20
Hi Litlbalt,
We did this in August last year. Distance (direct route) was approx 181 kms, total elapsed time was 3:08, which included a 20 minute break at Bundooma Siding. It was a good run, with the Old Ghan Track considerably wider than my first trip in the 90's. There were a couple of sidetracks near Titjikala that would have shaved off a few kms, but we were travelling on our own so were banking on certainties.

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