Desert's Gate, Giles Breakaway

Hi all,

Next time you're traveling along the Great Central Road try and find a bit of time to visit Desert's Gate.

It is situated in the Giles Breakaway.

Explorer David Carnegie passed through the "Gate" in 1894 when traveling on his first expedition with Gus Luck.

I have loaded the position and a few pictures into the places section HERE; I confirmed its location last Easter so I thought it was about time I made it public.

Interestingly, Frank Hann named the Breakaways in 1905, 11 years after Carnegie was there.



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:35

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:35
Hi Alan

Next time we are passing, we will take the time to investigate, and thanks for making it public. These type of places mean so much more when you know the full history.



Have a very Happy Easter.




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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:21

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:21
Hi Stephen,

You are right, knowing the history of a place makes all the difference.
What was once a nice looking gap and some boulders amongst the breakaways, now takes on a whole new meaning.

Have a great Easter!!

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:52

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:52
It makes a great campsite when travelling on the GCR

Alan
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:23

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:23
It does Alan, there's a few great campsites in close proximity.

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Reply By: Flighty ( WA ) - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:25

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 10:25
Alan
Thanks for that, am heading that end of next month & check it out
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:24

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 18:24
No problems Flighty, I hope you enjoy your trip.

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Reply By: Member - Bentaxle - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 19:09

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 19:09
Alan Phil B (WA) will be out that way for next couple of weeks, leaves tomorrow. Wonder I he knows about this area?.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 19:56

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 19:56
Hi Mike,

I showed Phil and his traveling companions the Gate the day after I arrived there. It was a prearranged meeting as I was highly confident I had chosen the correct location. They were passing by anyway.

I wish I was going with him this time.

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Reply By: Member - LG__ - Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 03:06

Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 at 03:06
Lovely photos.
Another one I now have to see in person 'one day'.
Thanks Alan. :-)
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