Where is it ?

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:14
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Hi Yall, A question for all you geographical wizards out there. Is the Warburton Crossing [on the Warburton Track] in the Simpson Desert or Sturt Stony Desert ? I need to know for the title on a poster i'm about to make up.
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Reply By: TonyY - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:21

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 22:21
Simpson Desert I believe...
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 00:18

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 00:18
Well it is not in the Simpson Desert. It is sort of in the Sturt Stony Desert however the bourdries of the Sturt Stony are a little loose. If you have to say then it is the Sturt Stony. GPS pos 27 3 49.944S - 138 46 52.9010E. The desert entry is about 45-50 kms west of the crossing.

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ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 11:20

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 11:20
Can't fool you Dave, spot on.

The actual crossing is 8kms East of the Birdsville Track and I crossed it about 8 weeks ago going West to East towards the Birdsville Track.

All Ok except for the last 2-3m when it dipped down sharply, and gave me a bit of start. My 4WD is built for that so there was no problems.

I know, I know, you should walk or at least look at an unknown water crossing, however I relied on a couple of coota's opinion/advice that they gave me two days previously about the said crossing.

Its no big deal, but if you don't have a snorkel etc, check it out before entering.

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Reply By: Phil G - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:02

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 10:02
Interesting Question. Most people associate it with the Simpson Desert, as you go through there to access the K1 line. The vegetation around there is fairly dense scrub, unlike the Sturts Stony Desert.

So I'm guessing that David is technically correct, but I'd describe it as the Simpson.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:45

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:45
Hi Dave.
Do u know if there is a short cut from Clifton Hills station east to Walkers Crossing.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 20:46

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 20:46
Vince,

Its called the Walkers Crossing PAR (public access route) and its been re-opened for over a year now. Should be indicated on the recent maps. Its a nice drive.

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Vince - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 16:52

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 16:52
Hi Phil G.
I have travelled this track &found it great.The lunar landscape was marvellous.I was told recently that there was another track off to the left which ended close to Clifton Hills homestead. It saved u travelling south on the Birdsville track.
Vince
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