Walcott inlet camp spots GPS co-ords

Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 18:23
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IM going to Walcott inlet in june via the Munja track, and was wondering if anyone has exact GPS co ords of the camp spot they stayed at whilst there? Looking at Google earth i can't spot anything that would look like camp spots along the banks of the inlet.
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Reply By: lizard - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 18:43

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 18:43
I think the sandflies would drive you away from the inlet - look for somewhere about 6 kms back
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:42

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:42
Gday Lizard, Ive seen photos of people camped high on the bank looking over the inlet watching the tides come in and out. They didn't mention the sandflies in their stories, even though you might be right. Have you been there yourself?
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Follow Up By: lizard - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 23:51

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 23:51
No haven't been there yet , was hoping to go this year - missus busted her leg has put a little delay on plans - I was basing my comments re sandflies on my experience ....
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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 13:25

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 13:25
Hey Michaeljp,
Have a read of "Last Horse Standing" before or while you are there.
Cheers,

Noel K.
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Follow Up By: lizard - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 21:11

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 21:11
yes - good read , we wanted to look around there with reference to this book as well
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Reply By: Gary.L - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:45

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 19:45
16°21'51.9" S, 124°56'57.9" E

This is a camp spot, usually associated when people talk of Munja at Walcott.

Enjoy the trip, travel light and slow, spend time exploring area around Bachsten camp. My favourite track in the Kimberley.
Gary
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:52

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:52
Thanks for the co-eds Gary. I intend to go slow as I'm traveling solo. Just me. I'll be looking for great photo opportunities.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:35

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:35
I meant co ords. I have to turn off the spell check on this mac.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:38

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:38
Work out your camp spots when you get there. We spent several days there and moved about a bit.
Fantastic place.





Cheers,
Peter
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Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:56

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:56
Thanks Peter, I just want to see on google earth where the camp sports are. I can't see any on there. Oh and by the way, have you changed your mind on letting me know where the rock art sites you found are?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:22

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:22
No, I have not changed my mind :)
If you are "alert" you will find plenty, but beyond that you should ask the locals. It is their patch, after all.

Here is some "rock art" you won't miss...



Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:33

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:33
lol cheers mate. I'll keep an eye out.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:41

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:41
May see you there Michael. We're heading in also.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:58

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 20:58
Gday Rosco, Hopefully ill be at Mt Elizabeth on the 18th or 19th. When do you plan on going? Im travelling solo so i would like to follow someone in, just incase.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:44

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 21:44
Not sure at this stage as it depends when they open it after their recce. We'll be calling M.E. from up the track to monitor the situation, but likely around that time. It's still a tad up in the air, so we'll either do Walcott first then Mitchell Plateau or vice versa.

Have you spoken with them, as I may be wrong, but I thought they weren't too keen on single vehicles in that neck of their woods?
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 22:26

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 22:26
I sent an email to them last week asking will the track be open then and will a solo patrol be ok, Pat replied saying track should be open and solo is ok.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 22:59

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 22:59
Are Rick and Anne still operating Bachsten Camp?
You need to spend a few days exploring there too, and Rick knows all the art in the area :)

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 00:52

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 00:52
Nice spot with many campsites along the river bank but do not camp too near the edge as sections of the bank can fall in on a big high tide.Best to allow one night camp on the way in from Mt.Elizabeth.Good bara fishing if the sharks don't take your bait first.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 14:27

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 14:27
Thanks Peter, ill do that. Did you walk up to the falls near the camp? Ive only seen some photos of and im not sure of its name.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:21

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:21
We had several walks to and beyond the falls including a full day walk.
Some hard walking, but great country.







Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:23
Don't know how that first pic got in there....



Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:34

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:34
Thats the one i was talking about. How far a walk is it from the car park? My arthrithic ankle wont let me walk very far.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 01:48

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 01:48
Only 30 or 40 minutes, from memory..
Getting down to the water was a steep scramble and took almost as long again, coming back..

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 04:28

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 04:28
Thanks again Peter n Margaret
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Follow Up By: LCCY79 - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 16:51

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 16:51
G'day Michaeljp , I too will hopefully be heading in as we'll around that time my self & another vehicle , no dates confirmed as we play it by ear , was looking to head to Bastian camp two nights one night Walcott inlet last night some where along the track heading back to mt Elizabeth , I too was wondering about possible camps
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 19:29

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 19:29
I went and bought a winch yesterday thinking if i got stuck no one will come by to help me out. But reading all the replies its gonna be a pretty well used track in June.
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