Hay River

Submitted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 13:49
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Good afternoon everyone,
it's just 2 weeks until I am off to the Simpson Desert. If anyone has been very recently, and on the Hay River track, I would appreciate some feedback on conditions etc.
Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 14:17

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 14:17
Hi Keith

It is a great drive and one of the best in the Simpson and you will enjoy it greatly.


Have a great time.



Cheers




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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 15:31

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 15:31
Hi Keith.
Unfortunately no feedback. Hoping you will post an update as I am doing the Hay then the Binns in Five weeks.

The Hay is a great trip.
Enjoy

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Reply By: Member - Geoff B (WA) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 16:10

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 16:10
Hi, I hope you get some feed back too because we are doing the Hay River and Binns track in about 3 weeks time. Might see you there! :)
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 17:03

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 17:03
just make sure you have a permit to pass through Batton Hill ,
its a great drive , enjoy ,
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Reply By: RobAck - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:33

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 18:33
Your permit is essential as it carries the way points you may need but given it was a heavily vegetated track last year then you may not need them.

Apart from that it's as simple as either emailing or calling Jol Fleming who is always happy to help

Sand pressures from hitting the first shot line above Poeppel Well is a very good idea and we kept our sand flags on as the bushes were higher than the car for a lot of the time

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Follow Up By: newhue - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:08

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:08
What permit do you have? No way points, no map, and bugger all info on my permit. Jol's trip planning is useful and appreciated, but when you look at what you get with a Dersert Park Pass to a Hay River Pass there is no comparison. And for the extra $50 for the HR pass it's a bit ordinary.



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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:23

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:23
We were going to get our Desert Pass at Mt Dare.

Is it a better idea to get it direct from the DENR website ?

This is our first run into the Simpson and just doing a west to east transit.

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Follow Up By: newhue - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:31

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:31
PJR,
it probably doesn't matter where you get the desert pass, just a bit beforehand lets you look over the info at your leisure. I'd imagine the price will be the same at all places. Mine took about 5 days from the internet.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:42

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:42
Thanks

Makes sense.

A bit of reading wont hurt either.
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