Section 12 – Back to Birdsville
From Coober Pedy we headed North East to Oodnadatta in so as to transverse the Oodnadatta track. Our plan from there was to cut across the Mount Dare and cross the Rig Line through the southern part of the Simpson Desert. We hit a road block as the recent rains that closed the Birdsville races had closed all the roads to Mount Dare and the Rig Line.
This forced us to travel south down the Oodnadatta track to Marree before heading back to Birdsville via the Birdsville Track. Compared with our crossing of the Birdsville Track at the start of the journey, the track was a challenge with numerous water crossing and mud holes.