Traversing the canning Stock Route
We set out from Halls Creek 14 days ago to traverse the most remote – and perhaps most difficult 4 wheel drive tracks in Australia. And what an amazing trip it was through 2000 sand dunes, numerous salt pans and dry creek beds, over massive beds of ferocious rocks and much of the time being belted by tree branches encroaching over the track.
Sublime sunrises and sunsets; an endless galaxy of stars and an endless horizon. Also thrills and spills and aches and pains as we fought our way thru mercurial sand on 13 blistering hot days.
The CSR was surveyed 100 years ago – and 50 wells constructed – to provide an almost 2000 km route thru the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts for mobs of cattle to be sent to the glodfields in the south of WA. Now it is a challenge for crazies like me.