Tuesday, 20 November 2012
GS OZ Day 54 Alice Springs 490km 5:30hr
I got up early (for me anyway) this morning 7am to walk the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon as the guide says it takes 3-4hrs. I started walking at about 7:45 and enjoyed the relative cool of the morning. This place is special with its beehive domes, Mesa type canyon walls and prehistoric fern filled gorges. The Garden of Eden was a beautiful rain forest looking gorge with ferns pools and about 400 tourist tramping up and down the wooden stairs and walk ways. I know the tourist dollar is sort after but I often lament that sealed roads, signed and raised walkways gift shops etc have made it too easy. There's no effort needed to get here and consequentially millions infest these places and destroy the essence of wilderness.