Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

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Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

Post by christover1 » Sun 17 Jul, 2016 12:43 pm

Rough plan for 5 days Mon to Fri. (I will be there earlier to snag a spot and possibly continue trip after)
Meeting in Pink Lakes Camp ground, near Underbool.
Hopefully catch a Sunset or Sunrise over the lakes.
Do some tracks through Murray Sunset NP to top end of Border Track.
Camping at a few choices, depending which route we choose.
Then head South on Border Tk, with a fuel stop at Pinaroo.
Depending on time Camp somewhere between Pinaroo and Red Bluff on Southern bit of Border Tk.
(This is the more known and harder section)
Try to spend 2 nights at Red Bluff to allow some walks to the look out on the bluff.
From this point there are safe routes home for those who need to leave,
and choices of completing bog holes section, or heading off into Big Desert and out through Wyperfield.
Definitely a 4wd trip, but I will be towing my camper.
Trip will be open to Suzuki Club, Cross Country Jeep Club and visitors.
A $10 park pass will be needed for the SA part, pay at entry.
See photos in the other thread from my last 2 trips to the area.

http://www.vic.suzuki4wd.com/forum/view ... 6&start=20

I will be using this map, and Hema on GPS and Tablet
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Re: Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

Post by Mike57 » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 8:47 pm

Hi Chris

If only I was retired this sounds like a great plan. Sorry I can't make it. just took 2 weeks leave to go to Fraser island with my wife in September.

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Post by christover1 » Fri 22 Jul, 2016 3:50 pm

I will be carrying an epirb device with text message and tracking options.
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Post by christover1 » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 11:10 am

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Post by christover1 » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 11:31 am

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Post by christover1 » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 2:22 pm

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Post by christover1 » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 2:23 pm

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Re: Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

Post by christover1 » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 2:25 pm

Route and Fuel Range Options.

A. Underbool to Pinaroo via Rocket Lake 300k off road
B. Underbool to Pinaroo via Sunset Track 200K off road
C. Pinaroo to Rainbow 250K Mostly off road
D. Pinaroo to Western Hwy (Serviceton) 140K via bog hole section
E. Pinaroo to Western Hwy via Red Bluff & Murrayville/Nhill Rd 200K

Melb GPO to Underbool 480Km via Calder Highway
Serviceton to Melb GPO 440Km via Western Hwy
Rainbow to Melb GPO 400Km via Calder Hwy/Fwy
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Re: Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

Post by christover1 » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 10:13 am

Three confirmed, so far, three maybes, and a few interested.
I am looking forward to the trip.
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Re: Tri Desert Tour 12th - 16th Sept 2016

Post by luigi » Fri 29 Jul, 2016 7:07 pm

Hi Fellas.
I am a starter for this trip. Barring unforseen circumstances of course.
Sounds really special.
Regards, Wayne.

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