Kings Canyon (and leaving there)

We did the rim walk at Kings Canyon. Its about 10k from the van park and as I was dressed for walking, and leaving at 8:30am, it was a little cold on the bike (about 4 degrees).

Those who know me, know I’m not a big walker. This however was a fantastic walk. IT took about 3.5 hours and after the initial climb up about 300 steps, it was quite easy and had some really interesting areas to walk through. I’ll attach some photos to this post so you can see what I mean.

After getting back, we had a pretty easy afternoon and then left about 9am to go to erldunda. I was there by about 11am and theres not much to do so I just waited till the van arrived and we then had a place to sit until the hotel room was ready.

That afternoon, we did a drive up to the metiorite craters (I wen’t in the car as I now knew that the bike was not good on dirt). They were interesting to see as they were my first craters.

This morning we left Erldunda for Alice Springs. I was here about 10:30am and immediatly looked for a bike shop for a new tyre. that took me about 15 mins to find and then about 1.5 hours to get the guy to fit it. IT seems like a good tyre but I cannot really tell. Its a soft compound so that means it will wear out sooner but will also provide better grip so its worth it. $364 well spent.

So, over the next few days we will be doing the attractions around Alice Springs and the West/East macdonald ranges.


The bridge across kings canyon at about 1/3 through the walk


A Tree


A view of people looking over the canyon. This was taken about 1/6 through the walk looking at prople about 2/3 through the walk.


One of the small gaps you have to walk/climb through


Theres lots of life up there.