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    Default Simpson Desert 7 to 21 July 2018

    Simpson Desert July 2018

    Wayne and Julie asked me a few months ago if we could organise a trip to the Simpson Desert in 2018. That's always a yes for me, but because we are driving Jeeps with limited fuel range, and because the last time I was out there some of the full desert crossing was really rough, we are not proposing a full Oodnadatta to Birdsville desert crossing.

    For a full crossing a diesel must carry at least 140 liters of fuel, a 6 cylinder petrol 180 liters. For this trip all vehicles must carry at least 100 liters of fuel (possibly 120 liters see below in red).
    Please note, this trip is not suitable for camper trailers.

    This is a legitimate Simpson Desert crossing, just a bit shorter, and avoids the least pleasant bit!

    Days 1 & 2 Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 July - Sydney to Broken Hill via Cobar - 1167km (note, this is if you want to convoy with me. Happy to meet you in Broken Hill if you want to travel independently)
    Day 3 Monday 9 July Broken Hill to Wilpena Pound - 446km
    Day 4 Tuesday 10 July Wilpena to Copley through the Flinders Ranges - 202km
    Day 5 Wednesday 11 July Copley to Muloorina and Level Post Bay on Lake Eyre 256km
    Day 6 Thursday 12 July Muloorina to Mungerannie via the Birdsville Track - 259km
    Day 7 Friday 13 July Mungerannie to Poeppel Corner (bush camp, no amenities) via the K1 Line - 304km
    Day 8 Saturday 14 July Poeppel Corner to Birdsville via the QAA Line - 175km
    Total Days 7 & 8 = 479km, High and Low Range 4WD - No Fuel Available. (If there is no fuel at Mungerannie, and I will check before we go, then it is 684 km)
    Day 9 Sunday 15 July Rest Day at Birdsville Local Sightseeing
    Day 10 Monday 16 July Birdsville to Innaminka via Cordillo Downs - 417km
    Day 11 Tuesday 17 July Rest Day at Innaminka, Local Sightseeing to the Dig Tree - 100km
    Day 12 Wednesday 18 July Innaminka to Tibooburra via the Old Strzelecki Track and Cameron Corner - 373km
    Day 13 Thursday 19 July Tibooburra to White Cliffs - 288km
    Day 14 Friday 20 July - White Cliffs to Nyngan - 487km
    Day 15 Saturday 21 July Nyngan to Sydney - 557km

    Total Trip Distance Sydney to Sydney = 5031km (5100km with side trips)

    Please Consider! To go we need AT LEAST 3 vehicles. Maximum number would be 8 to 10. Please post below if you would like to come, or if you are thinking about it. I will generate a Definites and a Maybes list. If you didn't get an Itinerary at the December meeting and would like a PDF version, please PM me with your email address.

    Definites
    1. Wayne & Julie
    2. DaveG
    3. Sean & Daphne
    4. AdrianB
    5. Dru & Kerry
    6. John & Di
    7. Hitesh
    8. GregD
    9. Dusan
    10. SteveT
    11. KevinF
    12. Nick & Pam will join us from Wilpena to Innaminka.
    13. Greg & Candice
    Trip Full!

    Danny & Sharon (unfortunately can't come)

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Last edited by Dave; 06-07-18 at 05:09 PM.

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    Hi Dave,

    Please count us in.

    Regards,
    Sean & Daphne

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanC View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Please count us in.

    Regards,
    Sean & Daphne
    Wow, that was quick! Thanks for the interest, added!

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Can you put myself and my partner Tracey down as a maybe?

    And to check, will this be okay, TJ, no lockers, 33's

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    OK Dave. We are in. :-)

    Dru'n'Kerry

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    Hey Dave
    Please include John & Di
    For another notch on our bucket list.


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    Quote Originally Posted by B4RM4N View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Can you put myself and my partner Tracey down as a maybe?

    And to check, will this be okay, TJ, no lockers, 33's

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    Hi Andrew,

    As long as you can carry all your stuff and enough fuel. 33's are a great touring size tyre, and lockers are not needed. As long as the TJ is in top condition, should not be a problem.

    Do you have the Itinerary? I have a lot more info in there including distances and cost guestimates. If you'd like one, please PM me your email address and I can send a PDF.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dru View Post
    OK Dave. We are in. :-)

    Dru'n'Kerry
    Done

    Dave
    Last edited by Dave; 08-01-18 at 07:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isherz View Post
    Hey Dave
    Please include John & Di
    For another notch on our bucket list.


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    Added, and that is 7 Definites in less than 24 hours! 2018 is going to be a fun touring year

    Dave

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    Hi Dave - could you please put me down as a maybe. Thanks


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