The Canning Stock Route #6
The first water crossing is encountered as the track leads into the shallow depression and finally the vast whiteness of Lake Disappointment. As Canning and his crew arrived, they had news of a vast fresh water lake which turned out to be a plateau of salt flats and grass unsuitable for cattle. Hence the name was given. But I renamed the late as 'Lake Having a Great Time'. Then onto Durba Springs, an oasis of ghost gum trees and a natural spring, making up a delightful camp site in the shade.
The Canning Stock Route is a track that runs from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to Wiluna in the mid-west region. With a total distance of around 1,850 km (1,150 mi) it is the longest historic stock route in the world. Once used as a route for cattle droves following a series of wells, it is now mainly used by adventure seekers looking for a challenge and solitude in the Australian outback. The last cattle drove the route in the 1930's.