Walker's Crossing

We have changed our plains due to the finacial side of things and instead of heading to the red centre for 3 weeks, we are going to do Birdsville and Innamicka in a 2 week trip,but my only problem is doing the Walker's crossing track,i've done it twice before with mates but never on our own,just remember seeing a few signs to Innamicka thinking at the time,jeez not that many signs to point you in the right direction,so many tracks to follow you could get lost very easy,we are going in the july school holidays so here's hoping there will be some one to follow.cheer's GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Tony & Julie (Malanda - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:22

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:22
Greendog. I found the same mate! But in the end what signs were there got us from Innamincka to Birdsville. I was a bit worried I was on the right track a few times but the signs were right. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:02

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:02
Thanks Tony,i'll just follow the signs as you said,can't go wrong then.cheer's GD
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Reply By: wild dog - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:32

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:32
Was going to do the same trip this year but have put things off for the same reason, finances.
Hadn't thought of the school holidays connection but sounds like a good idea.
There's always something to learn on theses sites
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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:07

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:07
Hay Doggie,yeah mate allways some thing to learn on here,it's great,as i said we were going to do the red centre but things are tight so we have just decided to do a short trip this time,can't wait.cheer's GD
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Reply By: troopy 2005 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:53

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:53
it is a bit of a maze with the oil and gas tracks ,but follow the signs and only the signs,if theres no signs KSA.and it 's an easy trip,weve been across in christmas hols and it was fine by ourselsves ,allways plenty of workers around.In july it will probaly be busy.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:07

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:07
What GPS are you using?

If you have Garmin/mapsource, then

Tracks4Australia

has this track well covered..

I purchasesd the vers1.2 CD off ebay some time back, I don't know how the free version compares with this, but from my observation, there are not too many tracks which are not shown on this mapset..

First time we went through there (solo vehicle, B'ville to I'Mincka), we had no GPS, and found ourselves on the wrong track a coupla times, but we made it OK;-))



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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:12

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:12
Hay E.d I have the Hema nav mate cheer's GD
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:18

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:18
Guess that rules out the T4A then;-))

Is this area not covered on the Hema?

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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:39

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:39
E.d yes it is so i reckon i'll be o.k
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Follow Up By: dact - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 21:39

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 21:39
GPS ??

Who needs one of those. We did it on our own ...no GPS, not even a good map... just basic directions from the guy at the Inamincka general store.

Must admit there were a few moments we looked out the windscreen wondering well the hell the track dissapeared to.



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Reply By: blue one - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:35

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:35
Greendog,
I spent a fair bit of time placing waypoints on the GPS route down through Walkers Crossing, it worked for the missus and I.

Some signs were there and some not.

Homework helps a lot, as if you are travelling with others for the first time who says they are right.

You had better check if the track will be open with the locals too, as there has been some rain up in that district.

Cheers

Steve

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony & Julie (Malanda - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 19:17

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 19:17
Blue One - We did this track at the last moment - no research and no GPS. We found signs when needed. Just stuck to the main track until we found the next sign. It all fell into place. There is some big distances between signs. But it all works out. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: blue one - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 20:24

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 20:24
Well done Tony,
You have done the track without any aids, maps etc.

We didn't see enough signs to get to Innaminka hence the note.

It is interesting to note that the main PAR looks like a secondary track compared to the mining roads which you are not allowed to drive on.


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Reply By: Pyro 1 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:10

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:10
Evening Greendog, did the trip a week ago from moomba to birdsville track, what a s---fight, we did it 9 years ago no problems, so many gas roads now nearly makes it impossible, at one stage we did ask a worker as we were on a road that did not exist on tracks 1.2 and we where ignored (rudebastard) we eventually found our way. Basically a highway (with bmany routes)till the crossing and then returns to as i remembered it a good track. Coming from Birdsville would be easier.
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Reply By: Member - sdr00y (Beecroft, NSW - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:27

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 22:27
Greendog, we just travelled this road on April 21. We went from Innaminka to Birdsville though. A bit of a maze through the gas fields.
Coming the way you want you should follow the green signs with yellow arrows on them. They look like they have been put up for travellers such as a tag a long or something. Mostly you need either a sign saying Innaminka or the green one with yellow arrow.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 03:53

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 03:53
Greendog
If you are worried, and have a Garmin, I saved the track log from our EtRek Legend. If you want I can email it to you
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