Uluru to King's Canyon/MacDonnell Ranges
09.27.2012 - 09.28.2012 100 °F
Alice the Camel
Uluru to King's Canyon/McDonnel Ranges
After a day of off roading through King's Canyon and the MacDonnell Ranges, Big T (aka the Toyota Tundra) and most of our possessions are coated a burnt shade of red. We have now confirmed why they call this unique part of the country "The Red Centre." While a bit sore after our 1/2 marathon hiking venture though Uluru, we could not resist another hike at King's Canyon some 200 km northeast. This 6 km hike took us through and around the rim of 400 million year old sandstone landscape. We hiked midday again (idiots!) and though it was hot, an occasional cool breeze swept through the canyon making the trip both peaceful and refreshing. Thus far, the Red Centre has exceeded all expectations and King's Canyon sits at the top of our favorite travel spots.
- **OUTBACK ANIMAL UPDATE*** Forced to drive at dusk to make it to our campsite (again...IDIOTS!), we had the pleasure of meeting Alice the Camel, and all of her friends, on the side of the road. Other wildlife spottings anxious to become roadkill included: a dessert Hawk, a few stray dingos, some snakes, and lots of cattle which blend in quite nicely with the flora at dusk. In the end, we made it safely to the Red Gorge Campsite, where we also encountered bees, flies and red ants that loved Lukin's feet. After we discovered that our Gerry Can had leaked over much of our stuff, we didn't think it wise to cook dinner over a fire, so we opted with cold veggie wraps in the cab of Big T. Don't worry...after a bit of clean up, we're back on track.
Next up: Katherine Gorge National Park.
BIG shout out to Curt Lain - Happy Bday! We love you!!!!