2018 – Trek to Well 5
Well 5 – Canning Stock Route
Since the Chamberlain 9G Tractor Club of WA adopted Well 5 on the Canning Stock Route, several members have made visits at various times out to the Well in order to carry out maintenance and any general repairs if required.
Our most recent visit was on the 11 July, 2018. Once enquiries were made and permission was obtained from the M.N.R. Body Corporate by members Ross and Patsy Smith, approximately 30 club members set up camp at Well 5 in order to erect a steel framed shelter and concrete bench seat to further enhance the area for passing travellers.
This new steel shelter was built off-site by Brian Carr, along with assistance from Paul Whittaker, Shayne Smith and Max Smith.
The structure was transported to Well 5 in pieces and erected at the site. The concrete bench seat was transported by truck to the site by Dick Garnett, along with a telehandler which was used to lift and dig as required.
With the equipment provided by members, along with many willing hands, it was not long before the structure was in place and ready for some touch up painting. Two signs were attached to the shelter to provide some information on the activities and purpose of the Chamberlain 9G Tractor Club. A new survey plaque was also installed at the site.
This was a very successful project and an enjoyable few days camping out for those members who participated.
Following on from the Well 5 experience, some trekkers continued on, meeting up with other members, with a group of 11 people enjoying a few days visiting Mount Augustus and the Kennedy Ranges, along with the very beautiful countryside, very green after the good rains.