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Wandering the Larapinta by [Coop, GJ]
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An ancient, smashed up mountain range. Impressive views looking out to forever. Secluded campsites with essential facilities.
Days of wandering through a landscape remarkably different from anything else that you might experience. Verging on remote, right smack in the centre of the vast Australian continent.
That's the memorable Larapinta.
I can cope without daily companionship for a couple of weeks. No worries, I almost convinced myself.
Larapinta, here I come!!
The Larapinta Trail is a 223 km wander along the main ranges of the West MacDonnell National Park, heading west from Alice Springs in Central Australia.
You can take anywhere between 15 to 20 days for what’s called The End to End, the time depending on your enthusiasm for trudging each day. The best time for the traverse is between May and August, inclusive. Certainly not in summer when in addition to the heat, ie, 40º C+, there is a significant disincentive: bushfires.
Water is the major determinant for any itinerary. There are tanks at all but one of the official campsites, so unless you enjoy carrying plenty of water in addition to everything else, it is sensible to camp adjacent to a water tank, where the main amenity provided is usually a flattish cleared area for a few tents, often a picnic table, and usually a longdrop style toilet. Not much else.
So, I’m quite the travel guide.
This book, however, is an account from a solo 13 day trek that managed 132 of those kilometres, albeit the more scenic parts. In any case I’d previously acquainted myself with some of the national park's most spectacular features: the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge.
And clambered up the final section of the Larapinta a couple of times, ie, 1380 m high Mt Sonder/Rwetyepme. From there you can really see things.
This is my tale from the Larapinta.
But first, setting the scene in Alice . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8784 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
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  • Publisher: bluelake publications (20 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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