An early start walking along the cool river bed of Jay Creek sees us setting off on Section 3, one of the trails most spectacular sections and one of our favourites! Today’s walk is considered to be one of the most challenging yet scenically rewarding sections of the Larapinta Trail. Made up of deep sheltered gorges, exposed saddles and steep climbs, we are dwarfed by massive quartzite ridges and treated to magnificent views of the surrounding Chewings Range. We finish the day passing through the iconic Standley Chasm on the way to our camp nearby. Around the camp fire tonight we enjoy another delicious meal prepared by your guides.
With a long day before, replacement hiking boots (after the demise of my old ones) and an early morning to pack up camp, too tired to have any……here are some photos……
You can watch a short video clip of part of this days walk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOWApa4ls4
Surprise, surprise, 13km turned into a little under 17km.
You can watch a summary of the our day 4 adventures here.
I like walking with rubber tips on my hiking poles. I was clever enough to bring spares. This rough terrain has already chewed through my rubber tips. I replaced them and a few hours later one of the new tips got stuck in a crevice (and sadly I lost it). I will end up having to walk with the clink of metal tips on the rocks.