Video: John Forrest Marked Trees - Carnegie Station

Submitted: Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 02:33
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Hi all,

When John Forrest went across the deserts in 1874 he left his mark as he went.

He blazed trees with his initial, and the number of the camp from Geraldton.
Recently, I and others (guess who) went to revisit the trees where he had blazed the numbers 50, 51 and 52.

We started at Mount Moore.
Note that the pole now sticking out of the cairn closely resembles the pole lying next to the cairn in a picture in 1974.

The tree F-50 was down on the flat - I spent an hour looking for it.

We also saw a geological feature:

Slikenside, where two rock masses slide against one another.
Amazing.



and found a rockhole:
This RH had not been serviced for a while.



We went along a Mustering Track - straight past F-51 (see vid).

F-52 we had been to before though how Wells and others found this again is really amazing.

I have created places here:
John Forrest Tree F-50 - WA
John Forrest Tree F-51 - WA
John Forrest Tree F-52 - WA



Cheers
Alan
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 13:04

Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 13:04
Thanks Alan,
For another excellent and informative video. Didn't the country look amazing from the air, although drier than usual.
I also noted we were wearing jumpers and woolly shirts it was so cold. That changed quickly a few days later when we have late 30s to 40s each day.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 16:40

Monday, Oct 26, 2020 at 16:40
You're right about the change of weather Phil.
July weather to December weather in 2 days - think I prefer July :-)

Was a good trip.

Alan
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Reply By: landymick - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 09:48

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 09:48
Thanks Alan and Phil. Very interesting as usual All the best Mick
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 at 21:11

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Thanks Mick
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