Track into Cameron's cnr

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 22:41
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Looking at my Natmap 250k Raster there is supposedly a track along the border fence South from Cameron's Corner (I would probably be looking to come up the other way) but it seems to stop at about 31 degrees South. It appears to start again at about 32 Deg 22.6 Min S and go to Cockburn on the highway.

This track does not feature on the Hema Great Desert Maps covering the same region.

Has anyone travelled this way and can give advice? Can you get through all the way? What about along the border South of Cockburn (nothing marked on my map)?

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 22:47

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 22:47
I think your talking about the Dog Fence Track.

My understanding is you are not allowed to use that track without a permit from the Wild Dog Eradication Board.
They have had issues with travelers coming to grief with their workers on the fence line.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 22:50

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 22:50
Yes there is a track along the dog fence often on both sides and regually travelled by many but don't get caught as you're not supposed to be on it.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:01

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:01
We recently travelled from Silverton up through Kantappa and Border Downs stn, and on to Smithville house, and from there to Hawker gate along dog fence is a road so is ok, but the rest is outa bounds without permission from wild dog board, and then we went across to Milparinka, and Tibooburra and then back to Camerons corner and then to Noccundra etc etc , was good trip but very dry.
Never travelled border sth of Cockburn, not sure if there is a road on border?

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Reply By: Casnat - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:11

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:11
Thanks for the early replies. Does anyone have experience on what the Dog Board's response is to requests to travel the track?

Thanks for responses to date and in future
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:19

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:19
Not very good, lots of chances to have head on collitions over sand ridges with patrol staff.
Only chance they maybe give permission will be on a sunday when most staff are off duty, but dont hold your breath!
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:23

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:23

I contacted them for some help with planning a trip a couple of years ago and they said a pretty flat no. Like someone said above one of their staff was hit by a tourist travelling pretty quick along the track some years ago.

Also, just as a point of interest, their phone number has been deleted from the latest local phone book and a few adds have appeared in the local paper for plant and equipment being sold off by the Wild Dog Destruction Board.

Not sure what that means but something to think about.

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Reply By: age - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:02

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:02
Also note when gleaning the Natmap Raster maps, that a lot of them are scans of very old topographic maps. Auslig and GA have not updated some of these sheets for over 30 years now and tracks shown may not exist any more as well as new tracks not being shown.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:59

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:59
I agre with you. I run GDT and Raster Mosaic at the same time to make sure I am on the right track. In many instances Raster shows tracks which do not exist any more. I also have some issues with Hema Maps as they nare not always accurate...but then again, roads change all the time. Followings ones nose is sometimes the best answer.
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