walkers crossing side track

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 17:40
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You guys have been great with my requests now another does anybody know if there is a track from Coongie lakes to walkers crossing????
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Reply By: Crocks - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 21:28

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 21:28
Hi Marty,
It makes sense but as far as I know, no. Even if you got to Coongie straight across from the west, you would have the creek to deal with.
Crocks.
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Reply By: Iza B - Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 16:32

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 16:32
I asked the same question at Innamincka just over a year ago and was told No.

Iza
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 05:48

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 05:48
Yep there is and it is like a freeway. Better than the Coongie Lakes Rd.

It starts 7km south of Kudriemitchie outstation heading west for 5.5km. It then goes south and loops west for 15km, then straight south for another 15km, you will see a sign to the left marked "to Walkers crossing" or similar, it goes across the top of Lake Marrakonnamooka. The hema map shows it going through the middle of the lake but that track is closed.

The big issue is that it's through Santos land. I called the head of security and got permission to cross it. There are lots of contract 4wds and trucks on the various tracks. If you do get the permission have your sand flag on.

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Follow Up By: marty c - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:41

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:41
thanks for the info your the only one, is there any signage
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:59

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 11:59
There is a big sign saying something like Authorised vehicles only or similar.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:28

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:28
Here is the location where is joins onto the Coongie Lakes Rd.

Coongie Lakes rd junction

27.474375,140.233643

The Red track is the Coongie Lakes Rd (The first map calls is Monteperie Rd, that must be it's old name.)
The Purple is the shortcut
The Blue is Walkers crossing. ( heading north from where the short cut joins up)


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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:32

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:32
Oh, I forgot to mention. The Security guy said it is impassible if Cooper Creek is running. When we were there, there was plenty of water in the creek at the camping ground just before the lakes National Park. We were worried that it would also be like that on the short cut but it was dry as a bone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:46

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:46
The EO topp map on this site and the one you can buy both show the track. It shows the same error as the Hema Map, Ie showing tha tthe track crosses Lake Marrakonnamooka when it reall crosses the top of the lake. Look for the sign to Walkers Crossing when you get there - about 2k north of what the maps show.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 13:02

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 13:02
Boobook have you sent the correct alignment (preferably a GPX track file) to David so he can update the EOTopo map?
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 14:19

Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 14:19
Rod I do have it, but it is on private land and it looks like they cut a different track from time to time depending on the dunes and lake. I can't be sure the one I went on will be there in a year.

For example google sat photos show the track in the same spot as the maps, and doesn't show the one I went on further north. That was taken in 2007.

You turn due West about here -27.62111,140.105399 it is very easy to see
The maps show that you turn about here -27.660724,140.106043
That is an old track going over a big sand dune that just stops on top of the dune. It is very steep on the western side.

BTW the co-ordinates in my earlier post are in Asia somewhere, I left the - sign off.

-27.474375,140.233643



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