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Australia : Queensland

49.7 km (30.9 miles) SW of Gunpowder, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 339 m (1112 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 20°N 41°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: GPS. #3: Very pleased to make 5/5. #4: The track home.  I’d travelled 1200 km over tracks like this on my northwest Queensland trip.

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  20°S 139°E  

#1: Snappy Gums at the confluence.

(visited by Owen Foley)

25-Aug-2001 -- I left it a bit late in the day to tackle this confluence point after chasing 19°S 139°E through spinifex, but since I had to drive past to get home I made an attempt. This confluence is located on Yelvertoft, a large grazing property between Mt Isa and Camooweal. It is 23 kms north of the Barkly Highway and 23 kms off the road I was traveling on from my last successful confluence. Hoping to make 5/5 successful attempts for my northwest trip, I tried to find my way on tracks that didn’t match the map.

With the light fading I eventually found myself 2.7 kilometres from my destination with impenetrable scrub blocking my path. But 5 kilometres further on I found a cleared fenceline that ran back toward the confluence. Racing along the stony track to catch the sun’s last light, I was pleased to come out only 80 metres from the point and even more pleased to find that a recent bushfire had reduced the spinifex grass and wattle scrub to something much easier to walk in.


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#1: Snappy Gums at the confluence.
#2: GPS.
#3: Very pleased to make 5/5.
#4: The track home. I’d travelled 1200 km over tracks like this on my northwest Queensland trip.
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