30th Aug

Our trip into Kings Canyon.

After rain the day before & all night the canyon was at it’s best. The sun was out, but cool and the waterfalls were flowing.

We started with a 100 metre vertical climb and then walked up, down, up, down, up,up,up & down, down, down for about 8 – 10 kilometres and finished with a meander through the creek at the bottom of the canyon. Just beautiful

here are a collection of photos. Starting with all the wild flowers along the way. I don’t know their names (if anyone does let me know) there were so many.

The views and the scenery just awesome. The photos do not do it justice – you have to visit for yourself

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The skinks & geckos were good as well

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The start of our walk. Ollie is pointing to the hill we climb

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100 metres straight up !!!!!

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Glen Eden was halfway round the walk and involved about 100 stairs into it and out again

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It took us 4 hours to complete the Rim Walk and then after a picnic lunch we walked into the creek. Paddling as we went.

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31st Aug

After all the rain we decided to stay on the Tarmac roads on our return to Alice. To see the painted hills we had to go one gravel – a rather uncomfortable 22k there & back but lovely area.

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image However a shortcut through Owen’sSpring Self drive route 50k) gravel road on our way to look at historic Hermansburgh was too tempting. So glad we did. It took us along the Hugh River ( site of the first telegraph station linking Australia to the world) through the Lawrence Gorge in the Waterhouse range. It took us along the creek bed of the Hugh river. Wonderful.

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As the sky darkened threatening more rain (it rained last time we were in Alice Springs 26 years ago) we stopped in Hermannsburgh historic precinct a missionary outcamp in the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s

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Cloud build up over the McDonnell ranges as we approach Alice

Back at the caravan we can hardly move. The exertions of the last few days have caught up with us

What a wonderful few days

1st Sept

Time to rest and catch up with washing and shopping. Also time to get the red mud off the car.

We are nearing the end of our trip in just over 6 weeks we’ll be home and looking forward to Tim & family coming for Christmas then Chris & family at Easter.

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