Gorges and Pound
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August 25th, 2008 – by: skippyed
I didn't particularly sleep well because it was so damn cold. The days were reasonable but the nights were cold but it was still winter, a hot shower sorted me out!
The track to Mt Ohlssen Bagge started at the camp site, it was a fairly tiring climb but once we got to the top it was certainly worth the views. We could see quite clearly from one end of the Pound to the other. From the air it looks like a crater but it's history is a natural amphitheatre of a very old mountain range 17km long and 7km wide which has weathered over time.
After lunch we got into Glen's car and headed into the Flinders ranges to go check out some gorges. The first part of the landscape was vast open area covered with clumps of grass, it looked like a pilled woollen jumper. Once we got deeper into the area where the gorges start it was more rugged and reminded me of the Kimberley with it's red rock. The gorges were dry, no water, in fact the whole of the Flinders look fairly dry. It was a nice afternoon drive and we got to see some lovely scenery and wildlife.
The evening was another cold one spent huddled around the fire! It was much quieter tonight in the park, the film crew must of gone to bed early!! I was worrying about another chilly sleepless night but Vaughan offered me his blue foam mat to double up with mine to put more of a barrier between me and the cold air of the airbed. I also borrowed Glen's thermals so I shouldn't get cold tonight!
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