On April 1st (yes, that’s April Fool’s Day :)….) I will be starting my 650km run across the Simpson Desert in aid of Bear Cottage.
I have 2 vehicles and my mate from Japan to help me. The cars are well equipped with gear and each carry two people I’ve never met… all makes for interesting times out there in the Desert. Snakes, heat and 1315 sand dunes has to be more comforting than getting in a car with strangers…… right??
Starting at the Geographical Centre of Australia at Lambert Centre I will run past Finke to Mt Dare. (about 136kms)
Dalhousie Springs at around 210 kms, Purnie Bore at 280kms, then not much on the French Line until we get to Poeppel Corner 200 kms later..
So with 480 kms done I’ll have around 166kms before hitting Birdsville..
It will be hot. There will be some treacherous, slippery and slow areas of muddy clay pans after the rain. Will let you know if mud is more fun than the fires that stopped me in September.
“Never hitch a ride with strangers”
Please support my 650km run across the Simpson Desert for Bear Cottage!