14-Sep-2005 -- My first CP, and what a beauty! Well off the beaten track about 50 km north of Expedition National Park, which I visited for a few days with a friend.
I planned this trip with the help of satellite photos in Google Earth, and it was clear from the start that this visit would involve walking through some fairly dense bush.
On the day, we approached what appeared to be the nearest property, Bedourie, and chatted with the station manager who confirmed that the CP was on his company's land. He also suggested that our destination was in rugged country with no chance of vehicular access. Undeterred we drove to within about 3.5 km of our target, pulled on the walking boots and set off through scrubland and brush. The walk involved crossing several quite steep ridges, and the day was hot, so we were glad to have plenty of water with us.
We were well pleased when we came to the CP to find that it was indeed in dense bush and that there was no vehicular alternative to our trek. After time out for photos and self-congratulation we retraced our steps. Having established a mental picture of the terrain on the outward journey we were able to travel a bit more intelligently on the way back, following animal tracks and abandoned logging roads where possible, and we were back at the car in about an hour.