Section 3 – Planning

DAY 8 – Fri 09/09/11                                                                        
Ellery Creek   –   Rocky Gully   (15.3km, 5.5hrs)
  • Awake: 5:00am, Depart: 6:00am
  • Terrain: Mainly slow climb with occasional hill including one at end of day.
  • On the Way: Saddle of Heavitree Range
  • Arrive: 11:30am
  • Facilities:  Water Facilities, Several camp sites
  • Food: Camping meal
DAY 9 – Sat 10/09/11                                                                       
Rocky Gully   –   Hugh Gorge         (15.9km 5.5hrs)
  • Awake: 5:00am, Depart: 6:00am
  • Terrain: initial climbs, short rolling but flattish.  Mid walk steeper downhill turning moderate ongoing downhill.
  • On the way: Ghost Gum Flat, Hugh Flat
  • Arrive: 11:30am
  • Facilities:  Water Facilities
  • Food: Potato meal
  • Important:  Collect extra water for tonight & tomorrow before leaving
DAY 10 – Sun 11/09/11                                                                          
Hugh Gorge   –   Fringe Lily Creek (7.3km, 4.5 hrs)
  • Important:  Collect extra water for tonight & tomorrow before leaving
  • Awake: 6:00am, Depart: 7:00am
  • Terrain: Gentle uphill climbs, heavy towards end of walk.
  • On the way: Pocket Valley, Hugh Gorge Junction, Hugh Gorge Waterhole, Rocky Saddle
  • Arrive by 11:30am
  • Facilities: NO WATER FACILITIES
  • Food: Pasta meal
DAY 11 – Mon 12/09/11                                                    
Fringe Lily Creek   –   Birthday Waterhole      (8.7km, 5.5 hrs)
  • Awake: 5:00am, Depart: 6:00am
  • Terrain: Heavy climbs first half of walk, heavy downhill then flat.
  • On the way: Razorback Ridge, Windy Saddle, Lookout, Rocky Talus, Spencer Gorge, Section 4/5 Junction
  • Arrive: 11:30am
  • Facilities: Water facility
  • Food: Camping meal, soup
  • Notes: HARD DAY
  • Important: Collect extra water for tonight and tomorrow before leaving
DAY 12 – Tue 13/09/11                                                    
Birthday Waterhole    –   Brinkley Bluff   (7.7km, 4hrs)
  • Important: Collect extra water for tonight and tomorrow before leaving 
  • Awake: 5:00am, Depart: 6:00am
  • Terrain: Gentle rise first half of walk, hard climb last half of walk.
  • On the way: Mintbush Spring, Stuart’s Pass, Rocky Cleft
  • Arrive by 10:00am
  • Facilities: NO WATER
  • Food: Potato meal
  • Notes: HARD WALK, not ideal camping, if not good weather continue to Standley Chasm
DAY 13 – Wed 14/09/11                                                                    
Brinkley Bluff   –   Standley Chasm*    (10km, 5 hrs)
  • Awake: 5:30am, Depart: 6:30am
  • Terrain: Long downhill all day
  • On the way: Reveal Saddle, Bridle Path Lookout
  • Arrive: 11:30am
  • Camp Fees: $10
  • Water facilities, Kiosk, Showers, Food Collection, Food: Pasta meal
  • When there: Scenic Loop Walk, Standley Chasm Walk
  • Notes: Cannot pitch tent until 5pm
  • *FOOD DROP – PICK UP 4 DAYS WORTH OF FOOD


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