Day 5 (Sun): Longreach to Porcupine Gorge Nat Park. 427km.
After a poor nights sleep, due to roosters crowing since 3am, I packed up camp and headed into Longreach, for a coffee and breakfast at the bakery.
Heading for Muttaburra, 60km of tar + 60km of Dirt, arriving to check out the 'Muttaburrasaurus'
A dinosaur fossil found in 1963, by a local farmer.
After a short stay in Muttaburra, it was 214km to Hughenden. This particular road was mentally challenging, dodging solid wheel ruts left in the 'black clay' roads, gave me a few nervous moments. I'd hate to get stuck out here if rain fell.
Arriving at Hughenden around 2pm, I gathered some info from the visitor centre about Porcupine Gorge Nat Pk, 75 km to the North of town.
At Pyramid Rock campground, I carried out my regular minutes of bike maintenance, to find a cracked chain guard, so this was removed.
Next morning I hiked down into the gorge, to take a dip at the base of Pyramid Rock. I spotted a school of small fish in the water, which had me wondering about crocs in the water???