A wonderful walk to open our autumn walk program, from the Ochre Pits, through Pioneer Gorge, with shoes off for a knee-deep wade.
A couple of kilometres along Section 9 of the Larapinta Trail, which was quite busy at this time of year, including a walker who needed to continue blaring music from her mobile device even in the peace of the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Enjoying lunch in Inarlanga Pass, it was quite overcast.
Then along the Arrernte Trail, which has interpretative signage about the mulga and its resources.
Thanks Ken and Helen for leading such a wonderful walk.
The Central Australian bushwalking program for walks up to the end of April 2018 is now out. View it on our Bushwalks & Activities page.
Mt Sonder (West MacDonnell Range)
Peak baggers in Scotland have the Munros – the high peaks over 3000 feet (910 metres) in elevation. In response Bill Wilkinson devised the Tasmanian Abels – the high peaks of Australia’s mountainous southern isle over 1100 metres with a distinct fall of at least 150 metres on all sides.
And now, the Northern Territory has the McDoualls – the high peaks over 1000 metres in elevation with a distinct fall of at least 150 metres on all sides. Read more.
The latest edition (Volume 11, June 2015) of Bushwalk Australia’s e-magazine is now out, featuring bushwalking in the Territory. Included are features on the best walks in the NT, a profile on our bushwalking club, and much more.
Enjoy the read. Download the e-mag here.
It may seem like common sense, but all drivers have a duty of care to their passengers. This applies on our bushwalks too. To clarify this, the following has been added to the Leader Guidelines:
In terms of the potential of major injury or death, driving to and from the walk is probably the riskiest part of bushwalking. Drivers should put the safety of their passengers (their fellow bushwalkers) first. Stop or share the driving if tired or unwell.
Due to post-walk fatigue, drivers should be ‘Sober Bob’ and refrain from alcohol and other drugs.
As a passenger, please inform the driver to slow down or pull over if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
You can download the full guidelines here.