We are running pretty ahead of schedule, even without rushing. The roads were good today. Many more dunes but also some large clay pans which were pretty cool to see.

“Used fuel drum”
One of the many barrels that litter the road side. It's disappointing that people just dump these when they are empty rather than carry them out

There was some evidence of rain, with some simple water crossings and muddy sections.

“Desert flowers”
I love how soft these flowers look

We climbed Slate Ridge and Helen Hill. Both provided gorgeous views of the country. The climbs involved scaling a little bit of loose stone but otherwise a fairly easy climb.

“Rocky terrain
There's a few little hills like this that scatter the landscape in this section.

While on Helen Hill we put out some calls on CB 40 and found a party roughly a day behind us (Well 26) and one party a day in front of us (Thring Rock)

We eventually settled on Mamunara (Well 28) as our stop today. We are fairly ahead of schedule and even discussed the possibility of a Simpson Desert crossing if we end up with time.