Walkers Crossing on Trek Notes?

Submitted: Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 15:55
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Recent post asked about Walkers Crossing, and was referred to Trek Notes.
I've been trying to find info on Walkers Crossing, and cannot find it mentioned in Trek Notes.
Am I doing something wrong do you think?
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 16:39

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 16:39
I just tried to find it also - then I came back and clicked on the bottom of your Post where it says Trek Note: Walkers Crossing. Try that and see how it goes. What specifically do you want to know?
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:48

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 17:48
Good one. I have also been searching for info on the Walkers Crossing Track. Clicked on the link above 'This trek note is under construction-try again later'.

Ruth, on your advice from a couple of months ago, we are travelling Innamincka to Birdsville via Walkers Crossing in early May. Sounds like a great drive. I'll get a good Hema map of the area before we come. At the moment I am using the Hema Atlas and 1: 250K Raster Map.

The track is clearly marked on the Atlas, but when I look at the Raster, there are dozens of other tracks criss crossing the area as well. I know how to read a map (spent 20 years in the Army), but the last thing I ned is a stressed out wife when I'm trying to enjoy the trip. Is the track pretty easy to follow off the map? and reasonably well defined?
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:25

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:25
Very easy to follow the track. If R Burke could find the cooper then you shouldn't have trouble.
Are you also using a GPS?
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:29

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:29
I carry a GPS and Ozi Explorer on laptop. I'm set up for moving maps, but don't use it often. Prefer to navigate by paper maps when they are available
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Follow Up By: Member- Rox (WA) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:39

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 19:39
You should have no problems then. Just out of Coopers creek is a lot of white clay & I suppose if your the first to drive after a flood you may get lost but if not just follow the tyre marks. I know you'll have fun out there.
Try the fresh water mussels in the cooper, I don't like them (no taste) but you may have a better recipe than me. Also Grunter can be caught.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 23:28

Monday, Mar 27, 2006 at 23:28
Norm,

If you search this site, I placed an OziExplorer plot file of Birdsville to Innamincka via Walker's Crossing in the "Digital Mapping Data" section of the "Trip Planning" menu above.

I was going to make up a treknote but I did the trip a fair while ago. I didn't take any notes or distances or any other sort of detail (we did the trip before people could make treknotes). When I had a look through the information required to make the treknote, I was a bit short of info.

I can say however the track was fairly easy to follow. Down the southern end on the Moomba gas field roads you just need to follow the signs. I think we only needed a paper map when we got down to the southern end. I only happened to have the GPS on and recording when we made that part of our trip.

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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 00:47

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 00:47
Thanks Stephen, found it. I don't anticipate any problems. Just like being prepared. Preparation is part of the fun and adventure of these sort of trips.
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Reply By: tuck 01 - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 04:06

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 04:06
Thanks all, glad I wasn't suffering the male blindness my bride reckons I have.
I'd heard it can get confusing down the Moomba end, but it sounds like it is pretty well signposted these days. The Garmin will be in use.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 10:55

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 10:55
HI everyone, sorry about the Walkers Crossing Trek Note being "under construction", its been that way for some time - my fault entirely. I just haven't had enough time to finish it. There's only a bit left to go. I'll endeavour to have it done by Easter?! Promise!!
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