Big red sand dune

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 20, 2002 at 00:00
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Doing birdsville races this year ,question is, the sand dune known as big red ,how far from birdsville ,and is it feasable to transvers said hill in a 97 ford explorer,,all comments and or advise apreciated,,axel +karen.
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Reply By: Jim searle - Saturday, Apr 20, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Apr 20, 2002 at 00:00
Not a problem! Good road out from Birdsville and about an hour's drive. You will be going out from the easy side and so that won't be hard. There are a number of tracks up from the West, including an easy one. Allow plenty of time for some fun. You will enjoy the trip.
Jim and Patricia
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Follow Up By: Axel+karen - Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00
thanks for the info ,,should be fun ,,may see u on the track ,,axel
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Reply By: Mike - Sunday, Apr 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 21, 2002 at 00:00
AXEL+KAREN, I believe it's been done in 2WD utes so your Ford shouldn't have a problem. Lower your tyre pressures to about 20 PSI and go for it. The resultant view and exhillaration are definitely worth it. Anyway, if you don't make it, it will give everyone else there a laugh. (Just kidding) Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Axel + Karen - Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00
thanks for the info Mike,,a laugh is what is needed on holidays,,tyre pressurers as for beach [ fraser island ] , catch u on the tracks ,cold beer awaiting,,axel
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Reply By: Ruth - Sunday, Apr 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 21, 2002 at 00:00
Big Red is 37 klms from Birdsville on a graded road with nice scenery and dunes on the way. If you don't want to take your vehicle up and over and back again there will always be someone else who will provide you with plenty of video footage on how to do it the wrong/right way!! You can spend hours out there having fun without doing any damage to your own vehicle. Make sure you close your windows and put a seat belt around the esky - I've seen 6-packs fly out the windows, and sunglasses and dogs! Bring plenty of film. Safe travelling.
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Follow Up By: Axel - Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 22, 2002 at 00:00
thanks for the drum on big red ,,will have plenty of film,[digital camera so no need to keep film cool, more room for beer in fridge ? ].always try to travel safe as have a 3yr old, [going on 16 it seems ],,hope to see u on the track one day,axel,karen +kirk.
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Reply By: Greg - Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002 at 00:00
You need to make sure you go to the real big red. When the main road turns into a track at the big red dune continue until you come to the first major dune on the Simpson desert QAA line. This dune is a test in itself but if you look to the east you will get a good view of big red. To climb let your tyres down and go like the clappers probably in 2nd high. The main track is straight up the middle the easy one to the right or south. Good fun.
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