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Gibson Desert North

Gibson Desert - Extended Easter Trip (Members Only)

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Gibson Desert - Extended Easter Trip (Members Only)
Gibson Desert - Extended Easter Trip (Members Only)

Time & Location

29 Apr 2023, 7:00 am AWST – 21 May 2023, 5:00 pm AWST

Gibson Desert North, Gibson Desert, Gibson Desert North WA 0872, Australia

Guests

About the Event

The Isuzu 4x4 Club of WA Inc. will be traveling to the Gibson Desert for a long extended trip. 

This event has a limit of 10 vehicles!  refer to the below itinerary for further information! 

This trip is available for officially paid Isuzu Club Members only.

If you are not a member yet now is a great time to join so you can come along!

Please note Guests are able to attend as temporary members -  for $60.00 per person.

Single and Family membership is $120.00 per year.

For further information see below -

Itinerary:

  • Trip Name: Gibson Desert -  (Members Only)
  • Trip Type: Extended Long Trip
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Vehicle Suitability: All Terrain Tyres must have 4wd and low range. Touring setup required.
  • Minimum Requirements: (for more information please visit our FAQ regarding our requirements Here)
  • Maximum Vehicles:  Limited to 10 vehicles. Once all RSVP spots are taken you can RSVP to the waitlist for any cancellations. 
  • National Park Pass Required: 
  • Camping suitability: Swags, tents & (camper trailers TBC)
  • Toilets: Long Drop: No - BYO toilet & toilet paper. Either a portable chemical toilet or a bag-style portable toilet. Toilets can be bought from different camping shops refer below for some useful links
  • Showers: No - BYO
  • Camping Costs:
  • Weather: be prepared for cold/ hot – dry/wet conditions.
  • Water: Minimum 3 Litres per day per adult we also recommend carrying the same amount per child as a safety measure.
  • Fuel: All attendees must have a full tank of fuel before the safety briefing. 
  • Muster Point: TBC
  • Directions to Muster Point: TBC
  • UHF Channel: 10 (all attendees must have a UHF Radio) It is recommended that all members also have a portable UHF Radio for bushwalking away from our campsite so you can keep in contact with the campsite in case of an emergency.
  • Safety / Trip Briefing: 0700 hrs Convoy on the Road by 0715 hrs
  • (Please ensure you arrive ready with a full tank of fuel prior to muster start time)
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  • Food Details: BYO all meals
  • Personal Details Form - all attendees are required to keep an up-to-date personal details form, one per person in their glove box or center console - click Here for the form.
  • Fire Wood: 2 Bags of Firewood per vehicle will ensure we have enough firewood to have a campfire each night.
  • Trip Leader: Mark Skeels 0429 108 389
  • Charlie / Trip Leader 2: TBC

ISUZU 4WD CLUB GIBSON DESERT APRIL-MAY 2023

This trip is planned to go into the Gibson Desert (McPersons Pillar) via Newman

and the Talawana Track. The trip will exit the Gibson Desert via the David

Carnegie Road and into Laverton via the GCR and Anne Beadell Hwy.

The plan is to commence Sat20Apr and be back home Sun 31 May. These dates

and the route is subject to change for any reason which may include the weather

and anything else you can think of/dream of.

The trip involves an easy run along sealed and maintained Hwys and dirt roads

as well as desert tracks that will be overgrown (scratches) and rough…including

many washouts and corrugations. If you are intending on towing, then

whatever you are going to tow should not be any higher/wider than your 4wd.

You tow at your own risk.

The weather will play a major part in the road/track conditions.

There will be limited opportunities to shop for food etc after Newman

(Woolworths/IGA) so you need to be as fully self-sufficient as possible for the

duration of the trip. Make sure you have plenty of water as potable water

sources will be limited. If you intend to purchase alcohol, be aware that there

are some strange rules regarding what you can purchase and weird opening hours.

You will need a fuel range of at least 1600 km. Fuel available at Wubin, Mt

Magnet, Meekatharra, Kumarina, Newman, Parnguur, Tjukayirla R/house,

Laverton, Leonora, and Coolgardie…then along the GEH. Please be aware that

some places require cash and others a credit card to operate the pump.

Recovery equipment is suitable for sandy/mud track travel to be carried as well

as Maxtrax (or similar) + a long handle shovel. Puncture repair kit to be

carried. 

There should be 1 x UHF handset available for each person in the

vehicle as there will be a lot of opportunities to go walking during this trip and in

this type of country, it is easy to get misplaced. Each vehicle will require a

spinifex “blind” and a length of wire suitable for removing spinifex from around

your 4WD exhaust, tail shaft, and other places.

Food…I will have a BBQ plate for…BBQs. We will have a couple of nights in the

same place during this trip so if you wish to do the camp oven thing you are

welcome to do so. If possible, please bring a bag of wood to share out for the

first couple of nights.

Clothing…whatever you want but try and be fashionable. There will also be the

opportunity for walking and exploring so please make sure you have decent

shoes (boots are better) and appropriate clothing.

It would be wise to have at least one piece of HiViz clothing to put over

whatever you will be wearing…makes it easier for the helicopter to spot you.

NOTE…there is nowhere to wash clothes between leaving home (Sat29Apr)

and arriving in Leonora CP (around day 19…hopefully).

Weather…If we are lucky there will have been minimal desert rain over the

summer and the place will either be burnt out or dry. If it’s like 2020 and 2021

with plenty of rainfall, then expect very overgrown tracks.

For this trip expect warm, cool, cold, freezing (really freezing), cloudy, sunny,

windy, calm, dry, and wet…if it continues to rain and floods then all bets are off

and we will likely be exiting by the quickest route.

There’s a better-than-even chance that the nights will be freezing so make sure

you have warm and cozy sleeping stuff…and that’s really freezing so do not

skimp on the warm sleeping stuff.

Your 4wd will require a sand flag and a fire extinguisher...and a good idea to

always have a pair of welding gloves in your 4wd anyway.

Timings…the aim will be to have camp set up and enjoy a beer (or

whatever) at least 90mins before sunset. That’s the aim. There will be a

couple of days where some reasonable distances will need to be traveled and

a couple of nights in the same place. Solars, nuclear fusion, angels’ tears,

unicorn farts, or whatever you need to keep your batteries topped up when not

moving will be required.

One thing that may be a factor in packing up our camp each morning is how

wet everything will get from the dew and condensation (and ice) …it may take

a while to dry.

Meet at Wubin Sat 29 April for a 1400wst departure.

Please SMS if you think you need further info.

There will be a requirement for permits but that will be advised closer to the

departure date.

Mark Skeels 0429108389

2023 GIBSON DESERT

DAY# DAY/DATE O/NIGHT

Day 1 Saturday  29APR KARARA R/LANDS $ # @

Day 2 Sunday 30 BILYUIN POOL # @

Day 3 Monday 01MAY TALAWANA TRACK # @

Day 4 Tuesday 02 “

Day 5 Wednesday 03 “

Day 6 Thursday 04 WINDY CORNER

Day 7 Friday 05 GARY HWY

Day 8 Saturday 06 MCPHERSONS PILLAR

Day 9 Sunday 07 “

Day 10 Monday 08 EVERARD JCTN

Day 11 Tuesday 09 GUNBARREL HWY

Day 12 Wednesday 10 “

Day 13 Thursday 11 MUNGILLI CLAYPAN

Day 14 Friday 12 DAVID CARNEGIE RD

Day 15 Saturday 13 “

Day 16 Sunday 14 “

Day 17 Monday 15 TJUKARILYA R/HOUSE $ #

@

Day 18 Tuesday 16 GCR

Day 19 Wednesday 17 YEO HSTD

Day 20 Thursday 18 ANNE BEADELL HWY

Day 21 Friday 19 LEONORA CP $ # @

Day 22 Saturday 20 COOLGARDIE $ # @

Day 23 Sunday 21 HOME # @

NOTE $ = payment to camp # = fuel available @ = some food may be available

KMS BETWEEN:-

PERTH – NEWMAN 1200

NEWMAN – PARNNGURR 400

PARNNGURR – MCPHERSONS PILLAR 460

MCPHERSONS PILLAR – TJUKAYIRLA R/H 450

TJ R/H – YEO HSTD 165

YEO HSTD – LEONORA CP 365

LEONORA – COOLGARDIE CP 280

COOLGARDIE – HOME 555

LONGEST DIST BETWEEN REFUEL NEWMAN TO TJUKAYIRLA R/H 1310KMS

TOTAL KMS FOR THE TRIP APPROX 4200KMS

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