Bowmans Gap overnight walk:
An easy overnight walk from Ormiston Gorge, along the Pound Walk to the lookout, then north off track to follow the north branch of Ormiston Creek to camp near Bowmans Gap. We have time to explore through the gap, and also the charming Waterfall Valley nearby in the afternoon and next morning. We return to Ormiston through the gorge which may require a short but cold wade or swim. The pack carrying section of the walk is quite short, and the walk overall is of an easy-medium standard (about 8km, 2.5 hours each way), so it is a great introduction to overnight bushwalking.
What to bring:
Sturdy, comfortable shoes; gaiters (to protect your legs from spinifex, burrs and seeds; sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved shirt;
50+ litre backpack, with stove, fuel, sleeping bag (zero degrees rated), sleep mat, tent or tarp, warm clothes for overnight, food for breakfast, dinner, snacks, 2 lunches, water (3 litres), camera, torch, personal first aid and medications.
Try to keep the pack as light as you can for your own comfort.
Download a sample packing list for this walk here: PACKING checklist for FSB6
Where to meet:
We will depart from Alice Springs at 7am on Saturday 4 May.
We car pool and share petrol costs. For this walk it will be about $17 per person (excluding drivers). Please bring correct change.
It is a 1.5 hour drive to/from Ormiston Gorge. We aim to be back in Alice Springs by mid-afternoon on the Sunday.
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