Graphite Valley - WA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -22.66942 122.327499
DMS: 22º 40' 9.91" S 122º 19' 39" E
UTM: 51 K 7492918mN 430913mE
Altitude: 364.37m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

244.23kms East of Nullagine
444.96kms South of Bidyadanga Community
483.86kms NorthEast of Wiluna
558.71kms West of Kiwirrkurra

Address & Contact

Rudall River National Park
Western Australia
Phone: N/A
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Information

This is a very rough but nonetheless - a spectacular drive
I located the intersection leading east along the river and we soon found ourselves traversing the rocky gullies of the Fingoon Range that borders the southern side of the Rudall. The track was easy to discern but twisted and turned across the many gullies, creeks and washaways that drain the area. We detoured into the bed of the Rudall trying to locate Klakan Kalkan Soak finding it dry and dusty. Back out on the track east, the surface was often purely white quartz stone and then quartz intermingled with the red sandstone, ironstone and gibber. So it was for the entire 30 odd kilometres to the graphite valley turn off. We completed the 9 kilometres south into the Connaughton Hills along an often rough and rocky track that had suffered the ravages of the tumultuous rains of 2005 and 2006. There were some interesting creek crossings and climbs up eroded hillsides. We followed it in for 9.6 kilometres, past the end of the track shown on the Hema maps until a very steep washed out section had me deciding that discretion was the better part of valour and we turned about. On the return journey, I slipped the rear drivers wheel into a deep hole, bottoming the suspension and breaking the plastic guard interior. The track east from the Graphite Valley turnoff had seen a lot less use and we often found ourselves tentatively investigating other tracks before backtracking once again.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Telfer at 31/10:00am WST
Distance from Graphite Valley 106.82km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
33.8°C29.4°C16%4.5°C1009.7hPa-mmESE17km/hr
9knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Telfer Aero
Distance from Graphite Valley 106.82km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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