Eyre creek bypass simpson desert

Is Eyre creek flowing? or are you able to cross in the usual place? We are off in late June and want to know if you have to use the bypass still. Also if anyone knows the conditions of the Simpson at this time?
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Reply By: Member - hopbush - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 19:59

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 19:59
Went through the Simpson form east to west about 5 days ago...Eyre Creek crossing as dry as a chip. The rest of the desert is challenging in places but ok. I crossed solo in a hilux.
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Follow Up By: Julie S2 - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 12:17

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 12:17
thanks for that, it at least it gives us some idea of how things are out there, unless they get some of the rain we are getting right now!
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 17:33

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 17:33
We crossed a few days ago and apart from light showers, mostly overnight about halfway across it was fine, sand is pretty soft with low moisture content. Much easier travelling after the showers as it firmed up but by the end of that day was dry and soft again.
No water in Eyre creek, has been bone dry for some time but the lake to the east of big red is still there with a couple of kms detour around it.
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Follow Up By: Julie S2 - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:07

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:07
Thank you for that. We have been in the desert when it has been very dry and also very very wet. It seems to be very diverse in that way. Gives a very interesting trip each and every time we do it. Low tyre pressures should help with that soft sand. Makes the crossing a bit of a challenge when it is soft and dry. In the morning seems to be okay before it dries out.
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