Swincer Pool

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 19:24
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Hi all,
I had the benefit recently of cutting across from the Hunt Oil Road to the David Carnegie Road.
I was most interested to try and find a soak that Harry Swincer found when he was exploring in 1896.
He called it a "small soak with water shewing in the bed of limestone creek"
He also inscribed a board left on top of Mount Allott by Carnegie. When Carnegie re passed in 1897 he found it. “& Water in limestone ck. 15 m WSW from here, & 4.5 m. N of small hill – 16 ms SW S – visible fr. here. Oct. 5 1896. Swincer & Haden”
I think I have found it however it seems to be a pool now due to the rains.

I have nicknamed it Swincer Pool.
There is a limestone edge and I would estimate the pool to be about 2 metres deep.

There is good camping with a grove of trees on the highland bank.

It is pretty equidistant (with HOR being just closer) from the adjacent access roads.

It would be a nice place to camp for a few days. If you do visit then please take all the normal remote area precautions.
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Alan

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 22:23

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 at 22:23
Great find Alan, well done.



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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 09:59

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 09:59
Hi Stephen,
I would have liked to stay longer but I was on one of my traverses.

The water was bubbling out of the ground creating a meniscus between the different salt concentrations.

A couple of faint tracks in the area, none of them seeming to lead anywhere.

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Reply By: Member - MARIC - Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 15:11

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 15:11
If u are heading north by any chance, would love for you to take pix of the Warri and Yatunga Hills, (the last nomads 1977?).
I read an article about them.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 16:00

Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 at 16:00
Hi Ric,
I was up that way 9 years ago - went to Karrinarri Rockhole. I have no photos of the hills though sorry.
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