Firstly please be patient everybody this is my first ride report so be kind. Well we have been looking forward to this trip for a while. 6 days of riding, camping and exploring the South Australian outback. Three of us will be tackling this trip Dave on the R1200GSA (J-Lo) Pete on the R1150GS and me on the F800GS We have all spent the last few months getting our bike's ready for the trip. To many of you guys this trip wont seem like much but to us it was a real adventure. Day 1 After alot of stuffing around we finally got our shit together and left Dave's place at Point Point Pass about 8:30AM Dave made sure he didnt leave anything behind. We travelled North from Point Pass to Robertstown, Emu Downs, some great dirt roads to Burra, Booborowie, Canowie and in to Jamestown. From Jamestown we decide to take a turn off to Tarcowie and follow the road along the Narien Range to Orroroo. By the way we road past the Highest Wheat crop in the Southern Hemisphere above Tarcowie :huh One of our Goals for this trip was to find the Belton Cemetary and see some of Pete's relatives final resting place. On a previous trip up hear last year we had no luck. This was to be our next stop. The road to Belton from Orroroo is fantastic, passing through Johnburgh and Bendleby. The Belton Post Office Taking any vantage point to find the Cemetary proved Successful. No significant track leading to the Cemetary but quite a well kept area. No signs at all. But we found Pete's Rellies after about an 1 and 1/2 hours of looking. Well worth it. Next we planned on taking a Detour to check out the old Prince Alfred Mine about 20 klm North of Belton. After about and hour of riding through some Gates we came to a sign saying no Entry we decided to turn around and head back on our original Route. This track was fantastic though. It was so good none of use got any pics but if you are passing this way take the Detour, its worth it! We contiued down the Baratta Road and turned down a track that follows the Siccus River and crosses it near Matt Whim Bore. This was our first Challenge and where Dave's Bike J-Lo got her name! I was the first to Tackle this dry creek crossing! I had no idea on how deep and Loose this Gravel creek bed was. After crossing the track left to right twice I finally and luckily made it across. If I didn't have my steering dampener I think I would have been laying in that creek bed still. You can see my tracks in the foreground if you look closely. After watching me cross Dave and Pete crossed it with great trepidation. The following happend I took three of us to get J-Lo's Fat ass out of the creek but it all happend Pete's bike got bogged too but for some reason no picture was taken. After this excitement we decided it would be a great time to find a camp spot for the night. After a few more tense moments on a freshly graded track we found a great spot to camp for the night near Halowiliena Homestead. Dave started to think about how J-Lo could lose some weight at this point. All in all a fantastic first day. Day 2 We woke to a fantastic sunrise. We packed up camp and headed around Black Hill east of Hawker and followed the track along the back of Black range in to Hawker for fuel. After the previous day's dry creek crossing Dave wasn't gonna let it happen again. After all he was probably tipping the scales at near 500kg The wind picked up to Gale force winds by the time we reached Hawker. We refueled and headed out on the main drag up to Blinman. Just passed Wilpena we turned off the Black top and took the Dirt all the way up to Arkaroola. We struggled with the wind all the way up there. Pete getting a little sideways action in one of the creek beds on the way up to the Ark. To make maters worse the Grader was sweeping a nice nice layer of gravel over the road, this mixed with 100kph wind was a real struggle. A water stop before the wind sent us totally mad:huh Still some great lookouts on the way up there Arrived at the Arkaroola Village about 2pm and decided we would go a find a good camp spot to rest our weary bodies! I was pleased that the Mice had moved on since I was last up hear with the family in June. Day 3 Packed up camp again and headed back out to the Copley road to start our trip through the Nantawarrina Indigenous protected area. We had previously paid the fee to access the grounds and we were instantly impressed. Fantastic tracks through some of the most beautiful landscape around. We made our way to through some pretty savage bull dust holes which nearly got all of us at one point or another to Moro Gorge for a breather and a cuppa. This place was like an Oasis. Almost forgot but as i pulled up I managed to drop my bike while standing still... it was time for a rest anyway. From Moro Gorge we made our way back towards Irish Well along a fantastic track along the base of the Stirrup Iron Range. This track was a real challenge in places, lots of Bull dust holes and made me realise why the Peg packers are a bad idea offroad. My Leg got caught under the packer twice and hurt like a bitch. They have since been removed from the Bike. Once we got to Irish well we had a brief look around, and proceeded on in search of a great camp site. The pose shot in front of the Natawarrina Tank This was a great camp spot near Pinda Springs and another great day in the bag.