14-Aug-2008 -- This was the second CP that we opted to visit while on a two week outback tour by dirt bike and land cruiser (see also 29S 125E). This one lies 5 km north of the Anne Beadell Highway and is considerably closer to the road (track) than the previous one we had done which involved 20 km of off-road riding and the crossing of two large sand dunes.
Our party parked up on the track and we squeezed 4 people on to the 3 KTM dirt bikes and headed out to bounce across country. Once again Justin opted to stay with the cruisers and promised tea and cakes would be ready for our return.
The point was pretty easy to find, the 4 km of cross country riding was dispatched in about 30 mins and although we crossed a few old vehicle tracks when we arrived at the point there was no evidence that anyone had been there before. Unlike our previous CP where someone had put an obnoxious large orange bollard.
The area around this CP was flat and open. There had recently been a bush fire, all of the low lying spinefex grass was gone and most of the smaller bushes were just charcoal stubs. The larger trees were burnt around their basis and there was a layer of charcoal just below the red sand. At least the burning made for easier riding on the bikes.
We found the exact spot and took the pictures, then headed back to the main track and the pre-ordered cup of tea. Upon return to the land of the internet we discovered that a previous party had visited the spot back in 2004. It was interesting to compare their photos which were taken before the bush fire with ours taken after.