Today we walk section 10 of the Larapinta Trail, taking us from Ormiston Gorge to the historic Glen Helen homestead, situated on the mighty Finke River. The Finke is one of the oldest watercourses on our planet and is dotted with massive River Red Gums and is home to a splendid array of birdlife. Wildflowers often bloom through this section. At the end of the day, we have the chance to go for a swim in Glen Helen Gorge or the Finke River and enjoy a cold beer and a warm shower at the historic pub. We sleep tonight in the Ormiston Gorge or Finke River region.
A nice relaxing leg stretch after a big day out yesterday. It was nice to have the whole group together again.
We’e edging closer to Mt Sonder…
Very windy and starting to get cold again. So much so that we’ve all made our way to our tents after lunch to rest. Can hear the rain on the tent as I write this. Glad Walter put up the fly before the rain started in earnest. Hope it stops before dinner and in time for the supermoon and lunar eclipse tonight. (it didn’t – we caught glimpses of the supermoon in the breaks in the cloud, but gave up on the idea of seeing the eclipse and went to bed).
We seemed to have a shorter day again today, only making it up to 10.5km.
You can watch a summary of our day 12 adventures here.