My friend Jesse and I recently walked the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory, just outside Alice Springs. We captured our trip through film, photos and in a journal. I have added pictures and extracts from Jesse’s journal to experience the adventure with us. Videos will follow soon.
Lots of love, Yentl and Jesse.
Day 11: 4/5 Junction – Brinkley Bluff
Since today was actually a shorter day, we had another dance party in the morning. We packed our bags with the extra water to overnight on Brinkley, had a quick look at the waterhole, and started hiking. It was a steep climb, but the track was more accessible than yesterday. We got to camp early and had time to enjoy the views.
Day 12: Brinkley Bluff – Millers Flat
Our day started with coffee and breakfast over a beautiful sunrise. We hiked up to Stanley Chasm, our original camp place, but were a little disappointed with the views. After lunch and a shower (for the first time), we packed our bags with the last food drop and headed off to Millers Flat. By the time we left, it was 4.30 pm, thinking we only had 2 hours to walk. The track was way more steep and full of rock-scrambling than anticipated. Unorganized as we are, we ended up walking in the dark for hours. We got to camp around 8.30 pm and had our most efficient setup and cooking dinner routine of the whole trail (+had ciders and Pringles to treat ourselves)