Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Deserts / Badlands / Gorges

Fortescue Falls / Dales Gorge / Circular Pool Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Pilbara, Karijini NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteFortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark
NotesAn excellent circuit walk along the spectacular Dales Gorge connecting Circular and Fortescue Pools. Both Fortescue and Circular Pool are very pleasant places for a warm swim in summer.
Dales Gorge, about 1km east of Fortescue Falls, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah725

Rocks above Dales Gorge, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah727

Dales Gorge, about 1km east of Fortescue Falls, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah726

Southern side of Dales Gorge from east of Fortescue Falls, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah728

Circular Pool, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah730

Rock ledges near Circular Pool, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah732

Rock ledges near Circular Pool, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah734

Fortescue Falls from lookout, Fortescue Fall carpark - Fortescue Falls - Dales Gorge - Circular Pool - Dales Gorge Rim Trail - Fortescue Falls carpark (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 4-Apr-03, ah736

Giles Track nr Kings Creek Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m) Route findingModerate
RouteKings Creek - Sandstone domes 2-3 km along trail - Kings Creek
NotesWalking away from King's Canyon, this walk carries on though impressive sandstone domed scenery, with far-reaching views of the surrounding desert.
Sandstone domes from 2km north along Giles Track, Kings Creek - Sandstone domes 2-3 km along trail - Kings Creek Section, Giles Track (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 22-Apr-03, ah847

Sandstone domes from 2km north along Giles Track, Kings Creek - Sandstone domes 2-3 km along trail - Kings Creek Section, Giles Track (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 22-Apr-03, ah848

  
Joffre Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Pilbara, Karijini NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2-5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteJoffre Falls Trail
NotesAn exploration is possible a short way along Joffre Gorge from Joffre Falls. It will be necessary to wade or tip-toe on rock ledges above the rock pools in the gorge.
Pools above Joffre Falls, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah698

Joffre Canyon, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah700

Joffre Canyon, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah701

Joffre Canyon, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah702

Joffre Falls, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah703

Joffre Canyon, Joffre Falls Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah704

  
Kings Creek Walk Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteKings Creek Walk
NotesA short walk into King's Canyon provides an impressive view of the towering sandstone cliffs above.
King's Canyon from end of King's Creek Walk, Kings Creek Walk (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah838

   
Knox Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Pilbara, Karijini NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteKnox Gorge Trail
NotesKnox Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges in the national park, with classic deep-red colours. The gorge narrows to a dramatic slot canyon at the end which requires climbing skills to proceed into Red Gorge.
Descending into Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah695

Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah696

Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah697

Knox Gorge leading to east, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah705

Descent into Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah706

Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah709

Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah710

Knox Gorge, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah712

Narrow canyon at end of Knox Gorge walk, Knox Gorge Trail (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah715

   
Larapinta Trail (nr Stanley Chasm) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6-10Height gain (m)250Route findingModerate
RouteStanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm
NotesStanley Chasm is one of the most impressive narrow gaps in the Macdonnell ranges, with the Larapinta Trail providing an easy route to access the also impressive surrounding steep mountains. A difficult scrambling route is possible up from the narrow valley beyond the chasm to join up with the Larapinta Trail.
Ghost Gum along Larapinta Trail to Jay Creek near Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah866

Flowers along Larapinta Trail, 1km from Stanley Chasm towards Jay Creek, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah867

Stanley Chasm from along Larapinta Trail, 1km from Stanley Chasm towards Jay Creek, Stanley Chasm - few kms along to Jay Creek - Stanley Chasm Section, Larapinta Trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah868

 
Mandu Mandu Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Gascoyne, Cape Range NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMandu Mandu Gorge
NotesA dry version of the gorge at Yardie Creek to the south, Mandu Mandu gorge is also very scenic.
Mandu Mandu Gorge, Mandu Mandu Gorge Route Trail (T), Cape Range NP, Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia, 31-Mar-03, ah686

Walls of Mandu Mandu Gorge, Mandu Mandu Gorge Route Trail (T), Cape Range NP, Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia, 31-Mar-03, ah688

  
Mt Ohlssen Bagge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Mar
Region/PlaceSouth Australia, Flinders Ranges NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)550Route findingEasy
RouteWilpena Chalet - Mt Ohlssen Bagge - Wilpena Chalet
NotesThis peak provides excellent views of Wilpena Pound and is relatively close to Wilpena Chalet, making an excellent half-day walk
Wilpena Pound ridge to S from Mt Ohlssen Bagge, Wilpena Chalet - Mt Ohlssen Bagge - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 13-Mar-03, ah600

St Mary's Peak (R) from summit of Mt Ohlssen Bagge, Wilpena Chalet - Mt Ohlssen Bagge - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 13-Mar-03, ah601

  
Murchison Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Mid West, Kalbarri NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRoss Graham Lookout - Murchison Gorge Trail
NotesA short walk to the bottom of this impressive canyon. It's possible to walk further into the remote canyon.
Murchison River and Gorge from Ross Graham Lookout, Ross Graham Lookout - Murchison Gorge Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 27-Mar-03, ah662

Murchison River and Gorge, Ross Graham Lookout - Murchison Gorge Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 27-Mar-03, ah663

Murchison River and Gorge, Ross Graham Lookout - Murchison Gorge Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 27-Mar-03, ah664

 
Ormiston Pound Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteOrmiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit
NotesA classic Central Australian walk along sandy river beds beneath colourful cliffs and higher to dry spinifex plains.
Pool in Ormiston Gorge, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah856

Ormiston Gorge from eastern entrance, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah857

Path through Ormiston Pound leading to south, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah858

Pool in Ormiston Gorge from Ghost Gum lookout, Ormiston Gorge - Heavitree Range - Ormiston Pound Circuit (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 24-Apr-03, ah859

Oxley Gorge Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (North), Oxley Wild Rivers NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteChecks Lookout - Gorge Trail
NotesA descent into the deep valley with views of waterfalls from the top and on the way down.
St Mary Peak / Wilpena Pound Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Mar
Region/PlaceSouth Australia, Flinders Ranges NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)23Height gain (m)850Route findingEasy
RouteWilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet
NotesAlthough a fairly long day walk, this route is one of the best in South Australia. The views from St Mary Peak are well worth the detour and the Pound itself has a strangely tranquil feeling.
Ascent to St Mary's Peak on Outside Trail, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah603

View to north from crest of Wilpena Range nr St Mary's Peak, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah604

Curving flat plain to NE of St Mary's Peak, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah605

Boorong Peak from nr St Mary's Peak, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah606

Edeowie Gorge from nr Malloga Falls, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah609

Heysen Trail and St Mary's Peak Trail junction in Wilpena Pound, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah610

Wilpena Pound from Lower Wangarra Lookout, Wilpena Chalet - Outside Track - St Mary Peak - Tanderra Saddle - Cooinda Camp - Wangarra Lookout - Wilpena Chalet (T), Flinders Ranges NP, South Australia, Australia, 14-Mar-03, ah611

 
Stanley Chasm narrows Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteStanley Chasm narrows trail
NotesA short walk into one of Australia's most impressive chasms. The sun lights up the narrow chasm briefly near midday.
Stanley Chasm first narrows near midday, Stanley Chasm narrows trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah864

   
Stanley Chasm side gorges Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (West Macdonnells), West Macdonnell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)200Route findingModerate - Difficult
RouteStanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail
NotesInteresting short walks lead up beyond Stanley Chasm, into the narrow canyons and precipitous hillsides. A place for some more adventurous exploration.
Macdonnell Cycad and Ghost Gum in side gorge above the first narrows in Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah862

Macdonnell Cycad in side gorge above the first narrows in Stanley Chasm, Stanley Chasm - Side Gorges beyond trail (T), West Macdonnell NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 25-Apr-03, ah863

  
The Desert Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Moreton Bay), Moreton Island NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
RouteThe Wrecks - The Desert Trail
NotesOn foot, the Desert is an easy to access sandpatch close the Tangalooma region.
Scribble Gum and Grass Tree along East Beach Track, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1017

Beach nr The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1021

East Beach Track, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1020

Sunset at The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1023

Sandboarding at The Desert, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1016

Beach nr The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1028

  
Trephina Gorge / Chain of the Ponds Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (East Macdonnells), Trephina Gorge Nature ParkCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteTrephina Gorge - John Hayes Rockhole - Chain of the Ponds trail - through Trephina Gorge
NotesA satisfying circuit walk leading up out of Trephina Gorge to the hills above and returning along rock pool and rock ledges.
Trephina Gorge from Western Rim, Trephina Gorge - John Hayes Rockhole - Chain of the Ponds trail - through Trephina Gorge (T), Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 26-Apr-03, ah869

Trephina Gorge from Western Rim, Trephina Gorge - John Hayes Rockhole - Chain of the Ponds trail - through Trephina Gorge (T), Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 26-Apr-03, ah870

Ghost Gum near Trephina Gorge, Trephina Gorge - John Hayes Rockhole - Chain of the Ponds trail - through Trephina Gorge (T), Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 26-Apr-03, ah871

Along Chain of Ponds Walk, Trephina Gorge, Trephina Gorge - John Hayes Rockhole - Chain of the Ponds trail - through Trephina Gorge (T), Trephina Gorge Nature Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 26-Apr-03, ah873

Weano Gorge / Handrail Pool Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Pilbara, Karijini NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteWeano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge
NotesWeano Gorge leads to the ultimate rock pool at Handrail Pool (the handrail is a welcome addition in clambering down to the pool). It's possible to wade on further along the 'Magic Mile', but the going is difficult and requires some basic climbing skills. Trainers and narrow feet are useful for negotiating the rock ledges further along the 'Mile'. Nearby, Hancock Gorge provides relatively easy access to another beautiful pool, Kermit's pool along polished slot canyons.
Handrail Pool, Weano Gorge, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah717

Weano Gorge leading down from Handrail Pool, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah718

Weano Gorge leading to south, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah719

Weano Gorge road to south, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 2-Apr-03, ah721

Small waterfall before Kermit's Pool, Weano Gorge, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 3-Apr-03, ah723

Kermit's Pool, Weano Gorge, Weano Gorge - Handrail Pool - Start of Magic Mile - Weano Gorge (T), Karijini NP, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, 3-Apr-03, ah724

  
El Cañón Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)100Route findingMedium
NotesA short walk out of Tupiza to some impressive rock formations. Route-finding becomes a lot easier once you find your way out of Tupiza
Cactus in wash leading into El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA127

Track leading to entrance to El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA130

Conglomerate fins on walls of El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA131

Conglomerate fins on walls of El Cañón, El Cañón walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 28-Oct-03, SA132

Isla del los Pescadores Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlacePotosí, Salar de UynuiCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesNear sunrise or sunset this is an unearthly viewpoint to the surrounding white sea of salt.
Shadow of Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top over Salar de Uyuni at sunrise, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA283

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA287

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni and Volcán Tunupa (5400) beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA288

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA292

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores from mirador at top with Salar de Uyuni and Volcán Tunupa (5400) beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA291

Backlit cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA293

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with salt hexagons on Salar de Uyuni beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA295

Cacti on Isla de los Pescadores with Salar de Uyuni and island headland beyond, Isla del los Pescadores - Salar de Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Section, SW Circuit Jeep Tour - Day 5 (T), Isla de los Pescadores, Potosí, Bolivia, 5-Nov-03, SA298

Quebrada del Palala Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)300Route findingMedium
RouteTupiza - Antimony mine - Fin Formations - Quebrada de Palala - Slot canyons at foot of prominent castle-like mountain - Rio Tupiza - Tupiza
NotesThe wide, open Quebradas and mountains to the north and east of Quebrada de Palala are an excellent day walk destination from Tupiza, with narrow slot canyons (sometimes) leading to high vantage points in the dramatic mountains. The quebradas themselves often have many cacti and are fairly easy to walk along over stony ground with small scattered bushes.
View west along Quebrada de Palala from beyond fin formations, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA160

Fin profile at eastern end of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA161

Entrance to side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA163

Cactus in side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA164

Back-lit cacti at head of side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA166

Slot canyon leading down from ridge viewpoint at head of quebrada, parallel to and to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA170

Coloured hillsides and thunderstorm to NE of Tupiza, with Río Tupiza in foreground, from km 740 on railway from Tupiza to Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA171

Railway between Tupiza and Atocha cutting though red rocks between km 741 and 742, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA172

Red rock pinnacles at entrance to Quebrada de Palala from km 743 along railway between Tupiza and Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA175

   
Quebrada del Palmira Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)25Height gain (m)200Route findingMedium - Difficult
RouteTupiza - valley to south of Quebrada de Palmira -Valle de los Machos - south to find track at head of Quebrada Seca - Río San Juan del Oro - Entre Ríos - tunnel - railway track - Tupiza
NotesThis long, but excellent circuit walk takes you up to the amazing pinnacles of the Valle de los Machos and then south through desolate, cacti-studded hillsides to the main valley of the Rio San Juan del Oro. The route along the river will normally involve some paddling and may become impassable at the wet time of the year. The railway track provides an easy route back to Tupiza past farmland and rock cliffs. A fairly good sense of direction and compass will help explore this open area unguided.
Wash and serrated red hills nr Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA136

Quebrada de Palmira and fins (L) from head of parallel canyon, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA138

Cacti and fins in side canyon off Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA141

Conglomerate fins and pinnacles in Valle de los Mochos, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA145

Conglomerate fins and pinnacles in Valle de los Mochos, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA146

Canyon at end of Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA148

Canyon at end of Quebrada de Palmira, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA150

Track leading out of Quebrada Seca leading to quebrada to south, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA152

Fields along Río San Juan del Oro, nr Toroyoj, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA153

Pinnacle along Río San Juan del Oro, between Toroyoj and main road to Tupiza, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA156

Railway between Tupiza and Villazón nr bridge over Río San Juan del Oro, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA157

Railway between Tupiza and Villazón to north from nr bridge over Río San Juan del Oro, towards The Narrows, Quebrada de Palmira walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 29-Oct-03, SA158

Quebrada Fierro Unu Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (Bicycle / Walk)TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m)250Route findingMedium
RouteTupiza - Railway north - El Silar road - Quebrada Fierro Unu - return
NotesThe serrated pastel-coloured hills below the El Silar viewpoint at the head of the Quebrada Fierro Unu are the destination for this walk. A bicycle is helpful to cover some distance along the vehicle track, and route finding is fairly easy further up away from the vehicle tracks in Qubrada Fierro Unu. It's best to avoid getting close to goats higher up in the valley since they're usually guarded by dogs.
"Castle Mtn" (L) and buttes from tracking leading to west, 3km beyond turn-off to El Sillar, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA177

Pastel orange rocks towards head of Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA179

Serrated ridge to north on Torre Waykho from Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA178

Pinnacle amphitheatre on northern side of Quebrada Fierro Unu, Quebrada Fierro Unu walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 31-Oct-03, SA182

Valle de la Luna Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceRegion I - Tarapacá, Reserve Nacional Los FlamencosCountryChile  
Dist (kms)28Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteSan Pedro de Atacama - Valle de la Luna - return
NotesIt's quite a nice walk from San Pedro to the Valle de la Luna, although many people cycle. However you get there, it's a pleasant walk across the open side dunes and small rock gullies to explore the relatively small area.
Sand dunes nr southern entrance to Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA490

Footprints on sand dunes in Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA492

Track leading to southern entrance of Valle de la Luna, with Volcán Licanbur (R), Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA491

Sand dunes in Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA494

Track leading through central area of Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA496

Track leading through central area of Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA495

View south from on top of highest sand dune in Valle de la Luna, Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA497

Sand dunes in Valle de la Luna, with Volcán Licanbur (L), Reserve Nacional Los Flamencos, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 29-Nov-03, SA498

Mount Sinai Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Mar
Region/PlaceSinaiCountryEgypt  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)635Route findingEasy
RouteSt Katherine's Village (1650), St Katherine's Monastery (1680), Gebel Musa (Mt Sinai) (2285), St Katherine's Village (1650)
NotesSteps are easier to climb than to make
View down Steps of Repentance to St Katherine’s Monsatery (4th Ct AD), Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E785

Steps of Repentance nr summit of Mt Sinai/Gebel Musa (2265m), Mt Sinai (S), Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E786

View to S across Sinai desert from Mt Sinai/Gebel Musa, Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E787

 
Saqqara - Dashur pyramids Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Feb
Region/PlaceCairoCountryEgypt  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)100Route findingModerate
RouteSaqqara Village, Zoser's Funery Complex, Pyramid of Userkaf, Mastaba of Ti, Mastaba of Akhti-Hotep and Ptah-Hotep, South Saqqara, Red Pyramid of Snofru, Bent Pyramid of Snofru, Dashur Village road
NotesDesert route parallel to Nile Valley vegetation between successive pyramid fields. Fences (with holes) remain near Dashur pyramid field, remnants from when the environs were a restricted military area.
Zoser’s funery complex and Step Pyramid (27th Ct BC), North Saqqara, Pyramids at Saqqara (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E772

Abu Sir Pyramids (6km away) (24th Ct BC) from North Saqqara, Pyramids at Saqqara (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E773

Step Pyramid at North Saqqara (27th Ct BC) from South Saqqara, Pyramids at Saqqara (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E774

East face of Red Pyramid (26th Ct BC), Dashur, Pyramids at Dashur (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E775

SE Corner of Red Pyramid (26th Ct BC), Dashur, Pyramids at Dashur (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E776

Bent Pyramid of Snofru (Southern side) (c26th Ct BC) and Red Pyramid (L) (26th Ct BC), Dashur, Pyramids at Dashur (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E777

NW Corner of Bent Pyramid (c26th Ct BC), Dashur, Pyramids at Dashur (S), Across the desert from Saqqara to the Dashur pyramid field (T), Al Qahirah, Egypt, 26-Feb-99, E778

 
White Mountains / Samaria Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCrete, White MtnCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)70.5Height gain (m)3450Route findingModerate
RouteKsiloskala (1200), Kalergi Refuge (1680), Poria Saddle (1500), Mavri (2030), Melidau (2133), Plakoselli (1800), nr Potamus (1700), Katsivelli (1970) (first night), Pakhnes base saddle (2200), Amutsera, Vigla Hill (1400), Anapoli (600) (2nd Night), Aradena, Livaniana (250), Aradena Gorge, Marmara (0), Agios Pavlos, Agia Rumelli (3rd Night), Samaria Gorge ascent, Ksiloskala (1200)
NotesAt the end of the trekking season (October), water (requiring treatment) was available only in Katsevelli. Try not to get knocked over by the trippers coming down the Samaria Gorge.
View to E from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), with Pakhnes (Far R peak), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E433

View to W from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E434

Entrance to Lower Aradena Gorge, S of White Mtns, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E436

Agios Pavlos Chapel (St Paul’s landfall in Crete), Sfakia Coast, nr Agia Rumelli, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E437

View to N from base of Pakhnes (2200m), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 24-Oct-98, E435

   
Zakros Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceCrete, LassithiCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteZakros, Kato Zakros, Zakros
NotesOleander bushes line the well-proportioned gorge.
Bougainvillea nr Zakros, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E467

Oleander bushes in Zakros Gorge, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E468

  
Ein Gedi Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)820Route findingEasy
RouteTel Goren (-330), Ein Gedi Spring (-200), Dodim Cave (-280), Shulamit Falls (-370), nr Ein Gedi Spring (-230), Upper Nahal David (-60), Yishai (190), Upper Nahal David via Dry Canyon (-60), Ein Gedi Spring (-230), Tel Goren (-330)
NotesAn exploration of the Ein Gedi Springs and mountains above. Yishai may be only 190m above sea level but it's 600m above the Dead Sea.
Bamboo in Nahal David with Yishai Mtn above (R), (190m), Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E552

Nahal David from nr Shulamit Falls, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E553

Shulamit Falls, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E557

Yishai summit (R) (190m) from Dead Sea shore at Ein Gedi, Nahal David, Dry Canyon and Yishai summit walk (T), Nahal David Nature Reserve, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 26-Nov-98, E559

Flour (Peratzim) Caves Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead Sea, nr Mt SedomCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
NotesAn unexpected exit from the cave system.
Wadi Perazim nr Flour Caves, Wadi Perazim (Flour Caves) walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 27-Nov-98, E562

   
Judaean Desert Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)370Route findingEasy
Routenr Metzoke Dragot desert centre, Muraba'at Caves, Wadi Darga, Mitzpe Shalem, nr Metzoke Dragot desert centre
NotesIsolation in the Judaean Wilderness.
Wadi Darga, S of Qumran, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E538

Eastern Judean Hills from nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E539

Eastern Judean Hills from nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E540

Ibex nr Wadi Darga, Judean Desert circuit nr Wadi Darga (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 24-Nov-98, E541

Masada mountains Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceDead SeaCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)450Route findingModerate
RouteMasada cable car station, Masada, Roman Camp, Wadi Metzada, Ma'ale El'azar, Masada cable car station
NotesA recently constructed route provides an alternative descent to the Dead Sea from Masada.
Masada (+50m) from summit of Ma’ale El’azar, Masada (S), Walk Around Masada (T), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E543

Masada and salt formations in Dead Sea basin, Masada (S), Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E544

Salt wadis below Masada, Dead Sea Basin, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 25-Nov-98, E546

 
Mt Ardon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteGivat Harut parking, Givat Harut, Mt Ardon, Givat Harut parking
NotesMulti-coloured sandstones and views over the Ramon Crater.
Mt Ardon from Givat Harut, Mt Ardon ascent (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E583

Desert colours on ascent to Mt Ardon, Mt Ardon ascent (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E585

  
Saharonim ridge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)5.5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteWadi Gavanim Camping, Saharonim ridge, Ein Saharonim, Wadi Gavanim, Wadi Gavanim Camping
NotesGood views to Mt Ardon.
Saharonim ridge (R) from Wadi Gavanim, nr Route 40, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E577

Gully from summit of Sahoronim Ridge leading to Wadi Gavanim, Mt Ardon on horizon, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E578

Mt Ardon from below Sahoronim Ridge in Wadi Gavanim, black cone (M) is Givat Harut, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E581

Mt Ardon from Wadi Gavanim, Saharonim Ridge walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 29-Nov-98, E582

Wadi Gishron / Mt Zefachot Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Dec
Region/PlaceEilatCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)300Route findingModerate
RouteYo'ash, Wadi Gishron, Zefachot, Eilat SPNI
NotesExcellent outing from Eilat though acacia filled wadis similar to Sinai, get the bus to the start of the walk.
Mt Shelomo (black) and Medyan Mtns in Jordan from Yo’ash Mtn, Gulf of Aqaba (R), with Saudi Arabia (Far R), Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 2-Dec-98, E592

Wadi Gishron with Mt Yehoshafat (R), Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E593

Wadi to W of Wadi Gishron, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E594

Acacia tree in Wadi Gishron looking to N, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E595

Boulders and Acacia trees in Wadi Gishron, nr Eilat, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E596

View NE to Mt Yehoshafat (508m) from top of Ma’ale (ascent) Gishron, Wadi Gishron and Mt Zefachot walk (T), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 3-Dec-98, E597

  
Wadi Nekarot / White Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegev, Ramon CraterCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteEin Saharonim, Wadi Ramon, Wadi Nekarot, White Canyon, Wadi Ardon dykes, Ein Saharonim
NotesA good short loop though good desert scenery.
Multi-coloured volcanic dyke in Wadi Ardon, Wadi Nekarot and White Canyon walk (T), Maktesh Ramon (Ramon Crater), Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 30-Nov-98, E586

   
Wilderness of Zin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Nov
Region/PlaceNegevCountryIsrael  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteSerpentine Camping, Nahal Divshon, Ein Aqev, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin, Serpentine Camping
NotesDesert scenery deep in the Negev Desert.
Nahal Divshon leading into Nahal Zin and Zin Plain in background, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E570

Nahal Aqev below Plain of Zin, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E572

Ibex family nr Ein (spring) Aqev, Nahal Divshon, Nahal Aqev, Nahal Zin circuit (T), Wilderness of Zin, Negev, HaDarom (Southern), Israel, 28-Nov-98, E573

 
Little Petra / Petra Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Feb
Region/Place , PetraCountryJordan  
Dist (kms)24Height gain (m)300Route findingDifficult
RoutePetra Siq, Petra Cardo, Wadi Myesera Wasta, Siq el Baared, Bedha, B'dul, Wadi Musa
NotesMore challenging navigation to get to 'Little Petra'. Little Petra is well worth exploring.
Sandstone colours in Wadi Myesera Wasta looking to N, Petra (S), From Petra Siq to Little Petra via Wadi Myesera Wasta (T), Jordan, 16-Feb-99, E707

View S towards Petra along Wadi Myesera Wasta, Petra (S), From Petra Siq to Little Petra via Wadi Myesera Wasta (T), Jordan, 16-Feb-99, E708

View to W from head of Siq el Bedha, Little Petra (S), Little Petra walk (T), Jordan, 12-Feb-99, E663

Squill in wadi nr Siq el Bedha, Little Petra (S), Little Petra walk (T), Jordan, 12-Feb-99, E665

Nabatean dwellings in Siq el Baared, Little Petra (S), Little Petra walk (T), Jordan, 12-Feb-99, E667

Oleander bushes and rock temple in Siq el Baared, Little Petra (S), Little Petra walk (T), Jordan, 12-Feb-99, E668

  
Umm al Biyara / Snake Monument Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Feb
Region/Place , PetraCountryJordan  
Dist (kms)28Height gain (m)700Route findingDifficult
RoutePetra Siq, Al Khanza, Pharoah's Column, Umm al Biyara (1187), Wadi Thugra, Snake Monument, Wadi Numer, Wadi Siyagh, Winged Lions Temple, nr Sextus Florentinus Tomb, Viewpoint looking N over Al Khanza, House of Dorotheos, Wadi al Mataha, Road nr Al Woaira
NotesThe start of the path to the summit of Umm al Biyara is difficult to find but the views from the summit are worth it.
Coloured sandstone and squill leaves from foot of Umm al Biyara, Petra (S), Umm al Biyara and Snake Monument (T), Jordan, 15-Feb-99, E699

View to S from summit of Umm al Biyara (1200m), Petra (S), Umm al Biyara and Snake Monument (T), Jordan, 15-Feb-99, E701

Urn Tomb (L) and tombs in Wadi Musa from summit of Umm al Biyara, Petra (S), Umm al Biyara and Snake Monument (T), Jordan, 15-Feb-99, E703

White sandstone near Al Woaira (Castle) at sunset, Petra (S), Umm al Biyara and Snake Monument (T), Jordan, 15-Feb-99, E705

Wadi Jarra / Numer Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Feb
Region/Place , PetraCountryJordan  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)700Route findingDifficult
RoutePetra Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Al Madras, S of Al Qantara, Wadi Jarra, viewpoint above Al Khanza, Wadi Jarra, High Place, Obodas Chapel, Wadi Nummer, Wadi nr Umm al Biyara, Petra Cardo, Petra Siq
NotesWonderful bulbous terrain between the steep wadis. Navigation is challenging.
View down to Treasury and the Siq from above Wadi Jarra, Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E692

View down to Treasury and the Siq from above Wadi Jarra, Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E693

Tomb in north of Wadi Numer, Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E694

View to Umm al Biyara Mtn and tombs (L) above Wadi Numer (M), Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E695

Coloured sandstone and toms in Wadi Farasa from rise nr Wadi Numer, Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E696

Rose carving and Cardo leading to Palace Tomb, Petra (S), Wadi Jarra and Wadi Numer (T), Jordan, 14-Feb-99, E698

Al Khanza (Treasury), Petra (S), Jordan, 13-Feb-99, E670

Urn Tomb (MR), Corinthian Tomb (ML), Palace Tomb (L), and Squill from above Wadi Musa, Petra (S), Jordan, 13-Feb-99, E686

Obelisk Tomb at sunset, Petra (S), Jordan, 13-Feb-99, E691

Donkeys for rent at start of steps to the High Place, Petra (S), Jordan, 13-Feb-99, E677

  
Cappadocia valleys (Goreme) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (2-3 day walks)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceCentral Anatolia, CappadociaCountryTurkey  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)250Route findingDifficult
RouteGoreme, Goreme open-air museum entrance, Road above, Valley to SE (between Goreme and Zelve Valleys), Cavusin, Ask Valley/Baglidere Valley, Uchisar, Dovecote Valley, Goreme
NotesAn excellent two or three one-day walks in and around Goreme along seldom used paths. Route-finding is sometimes challenging, but the countryside is relatively open with few fences or dogs.
Troglodyte dwellings S of Göreme and badlands to N of Göreme in background, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E974

Troglodyte dwellings S of Göreme and badlands to N of Göreme in background, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E975

Apple blossom S of Göreme, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E976

Tunnel in valley to SE of Göreme (between Göreme and Zelve valleys), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E990

Fairy Chimneys in Aşk/Bağlidere Valley (3km SW of Çavuşin), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E979

Fields below badlands nr Zelve, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E977

Fairy Chimneys in Aşk/Bağlidere Valley (3km SW of Çavuşin), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (1) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 19-Apr-99, E980

Valley to SE of Göreme (between Göreme and Zelve valleys), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E986

Valley to SE of Göreme (between Göreme and Zelve valleys), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E987

Pigeon holes in valley SE of Göreme, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E989

Vineyard and pigeon holes in valley SE of Göreme, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E991

Field on plateau to SE/S of Göreme, nr Çavuşin, Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E992

Fairy Chimneys in Aşk/Bağlidere Valley (3km SW of Çavuşin), Cappadocia valleys around Goreme (2) (T), Cappadocia, Turkey, 20-Apr-99, E993

   
Angels' Landing Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteThe Grotto - West Rim Trail - Angels Landing - return
NotesPerfect views of Zion Canyon from this lofty viewpoint. The trail is quite narrow and steep on bare rock near the summit.
Cross-bedded canyon walls above Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B260

View S along Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B262

View S along Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B263

View N from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B264

Cross-bedded sandstone above Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B265

Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B266

  
Balanced Rock Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesYou can't help imagining Wile E. Coyote is waiting for you around this remarkable rock.
Balanced Rock, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B342

   
Big Spring Trail / Squaw Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Canyonlands NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteSquaw Flat - Big Spring Trail - Squaw Canyon - Squaw Flat
NotesAn excellent walk exploring the multi-coloured layers of two parallel canyons with good views down to the Needles. By Mid November, snow is likely and ice is starting to make keeping your footing difficult on the sloping rock slabs, which will also be slippery when covered with ice's liquid form.
The Needles from Big Spring Trail, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B365

View into Squaw Canyon, La Sal Mtns (L), Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B366

Pinnacle from Squaw Canyon Trail, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B367

La Sal Mtns and Big Squaw Flat, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B368

Canyonlands - Grand View Point Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Canyonlands NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)15Route findingEasy
RouteTo Grand View Point Overlook
NotesLike the nearby White Rim Overlook, a seemingly endless vista of distant mesas, buttes and plateaux
View N including Junction Butte from Grand View Trail Viewpoint, Grand View Point Overlook (T), Canyonlands NP, Island in the Sky, Utah, USA, 12-Nov-00, B352

White-rimmed pinnacles (including Totem Pole) in Monument Basin from Grand View Trail Viewpoint, Grand View Point Overlook (T), Canyonlands NP, Island in the Sky, Utah, USA, 12-Nov-00, B353

  
Chimney Rock Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Capitol Reef NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
NotesAn excellent short walk through landscape and terrain typical of this National Park to a spectacular view of the Capitol Reef ranges.
Chimney Rock Trail, Chimney Rock Trail (T), Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 9-Nov-00, B327

Capitol Reef and UT24 from Chimney Rock Trail, Chimney Rock Trail (T), Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 9-Nov-00, B328

  
Cholla Cacti Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Joshua Tree NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA good chance to get up close, but hopefully not too close, to these prickly cacti set against the dry hillsides.
Bigelow Cholla Cacti (Jumping Jack) along Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B188

Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B189

Bigelow Cholla Cactus (Jumping Jack) along Cholla Cacti Trail, Cholla Cacti Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 26-Oct-00, B191

 
Delicate Arch Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteWolfe Ranch - Delicate Arch - return
NotesDelicate Arch is probably the single most impressive arch in the park, and the walk to it is a chance for good views to the distant mountain ranges.
Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B346

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B349

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B350

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B348

Devil's Garden Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteDevil's Garden Trailhead - Landscape Arch - Double O Arch - Devil's Garden Trailhead
NotesA good trail to some of the less frequently visited arches, as well as the massive Landscape Arch which, in geological terms, seems near to its end.
Pine Tree Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B357

Landscape Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B359

Double O Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B360

Double O Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B361

Skyline Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B362

   
Fairyland Loop / Rim Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteSunrise Point - Fairyland Canyon - below Boat Mesa - Fairyland Point - Sunrise Point
NotesA classic walk leading down through the pastel-hued rocks, from the canyon rim to Fairyland Canyon, below the castle-like Boat Mesa.
View from Sunrise Pt and ice drizzle, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B285

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B286

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B287

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B288

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B289

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B315

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B316

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B317

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B318

Boat Mesa Panorama (1) from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B319

Boat Mesa from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B321

Boat Mesa from Fairyland Loop Trail through Campbell Canyon, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B323

Fremont River Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Capitol Reef NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesA walk through regenerating farmland and orchards in a peaceful valley, surrounded by bare-rock pastel-coloured hillsides
View into Orchard from Fremont River Trail, Fremont River Trail (T), Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 10-Nov-00, B336

View into Orchard from Fremont River Trail, Fremont River Trail (T), Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 10-Nov-00, B337

Deer nr Fremont River Trail, Fremont River Trail (T), Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 10-Nov-00, B338

 
Hidden Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
NotesA trail leading to a narrow slot canyon where most people will eventually find progress is impeded by boulders in the narrow canyon.
Hidden Canyon, Hidden Canyon Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B278

Big Bend from Hidden Canyon Trail, Hidden Canyon Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B280

Walking along the Hidden Canyon, Hidden Canyon Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B902

 
Hidden Valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainForest, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Joshua Tree NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA trail to some scenically located large Joshua Trees set amongst large outcrops and boulders.
Joshua Trees nr Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B180

Yuccas along Hidden Valley Trail, Hidden Valley Trail (T), Joshua Tree NP, California, USA, 25-Oct-00, B181

  
Kayenta / Emerald Pools Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)100Height gain (m)4Route findingEasy
RouteThe Grotto - Kayenta Trail - Upper Emerald Pool - Lower Emerald Pool Trail - Grotto Trail
NotesIn late afternoon there are excellent views back along Zion Canyon from this short trail. The pools are also worth visiting.
View to S from Kayenta Trail, Kayenta and Emerald Pools Trails (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B283

North Fork Virgin River and Zion Canyon from Kayenta Trail, Kayenta and Emerald Pools Trails (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B284

Pool along Kayenta Trail, Kayenta Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B903

 
Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Death Valley NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteRoad east of Stovepipe Wells Village - sand dunes
NotesFollow the footprints to these impressive large dunes tucked into the central area of Death Valley
Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B384

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B385

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B386

Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes trail (T), Death Valley NP, California, USA, 18-Nov-00, B387

North / South Windows Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk to stand underneath these impressive windows.
North Window (L), Pinnacle (R) and La Sal Mtns (R) to ESE, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B363

South Window, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B345

North Window, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B344

 
Palo Verde Trail / Campground Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceArizona, Organ Pipe Cactus National MonumentCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
RouteCampground - Visitor Center - Campground - Desert View Loop Trail
NotesA relatively undemanding way to get in amongst the various cacti on the dry hillsides, with excellent views across to the Ajo Mountains.
Organ Pipe, Saguaro and Bigelow Cholla Cacti along Desert View Trail, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B194



Organ Pipe Cactus from nr start of Ajo Mountain Drive, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B199

Saguaro Cacti from nr start of Ajo Mountain Drive, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B200

Close-up of Coville Barrel (Compass) Cactus, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B198

Saguaro Cacti and Ajo Mtns from nr start of Ajo Mountain Drive, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B206

Saguaro Cacti from nr start of Ajo Mountain Drive, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B207

Organ Pipe National Monument Campsite, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B208

Saguaro Cacti from nr campsite, Desert View - Palo Verde Trail (T), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 28-Oct-00, B213

   
Park Avenue Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2-3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA short stroll amongst remarkable vertical sandstone fins.
'Park Avenue', sandstone fins, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B341

   
Peek-a-boo Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteBryce Point - Peek-a-boo Loop Trail
NotesAn excellent short walk to get down in amongst the spectacular unusual rock formations. By early November the trails were icy but still passable with care.
Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B301

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B303

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B304

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B305

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B306

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B307

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B308

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B310

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B311

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B312

  
Petrified Forest / Painted Desert Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceArizona, Petrified Forest NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
RouteShort walks from road though Petrified Forest National Park
NotesExtremely well-preserved fossil trees and multi-coloured desert scenery.
Petrified Forest and Painted Desert (T), Petrified Forest NP, Arizona, USA, 22-Sep-94, W29

Petrified Forest and Painted Desert (T), Painted Desert, Arizona, USA, 22-Sep-94, W63

  
Queen's Garden / Navajo Loop Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteSunset Point - Queens Garden Trail - Navajo Loop Trail - Sunset Point
NotesThese two trails form an excellent loop giving good views and an alternative perspective on the thousands of hoodoos, to the views from the classic viewpoints on the canyon rim.
Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B294

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B295

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B296

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B297

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B298

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B299

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B300

 
South Kaibab - Bright Angel Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceArizona, Grand Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)28Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteYaki Point - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite (N1) - Indian Garden (N2) - Bright Angel Trail - Visitor Center
NotesAlthough permits need to be booked in advance, it's well worth doing so for one of the world's classic walks. The views and perspectives on the canyon are ever-changing. By Late October, snow is likely at the Canyon Rim, but the lower areas of the canyon are still likely to be mild temperatures. Without the time or permit for an overnight trip, Plateau Point makes a good day-trip, or a long day-trip to the river from the Canyon Rim is possible is you're confident of covering the distance and altitude gain on the way up.
South Kaibab Trail leading into canyon, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B226

South Rim (L) from nr start of South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B227

North Rim and snow showers from South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B229

View to W from nr Cedar Point, South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B230

Inner Canyon and North Rim from South Kaibab Trail nr junction with Tonto Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B231

South Kaibab Trail nr Tonto Trail Junction, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B232

Inner Canyon and Colorado River, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B233

Inner Canyon and Colorado River, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B234

Bright Angel Canyon and snow on North Rim from Bright Angel Trail, from below Indian Gardens, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B238

South Rim towering above Bright Angel Trail nr Indian Gardens, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B239

Brahma Temple (MR), Zoroaster Temple (R), North Rim and Colorado River from Plateau Pt, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B242

Bright Angel Canyon (R), North Rim and Inner Canyon from Plateau Pt, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B243

Brahma Temple (M), Zoroaster Temple (R), and Plateau Pt Trail, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B245

   
Victoria Mine Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceArizona, Organ Pipe Cactus National MonumentCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
RouteCampground - Victoria Mine - Campground
NotesAn intersting exploration of the park's various cacti and old abandoned mine workings
Saguaro Cacti nr Victoria Mine, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA, 29-Oct-00, B217

   
Watchman Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesAnother excellent viewpoint into Zion Canyon
The Watchman at sunset from campsite, Zion NP, Utah, USA, 3-Nov-00, B258

View W across Zion Valley from Watchman Trail viewpoint, Zion NP, Utah, USA, 5-Nov-00, B277

  
White Rim Overlook Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Canyonlands NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)10Route findingEasy
NotesLike the nearby Grand View Point Trail, a seemingly endless vista of distant mesas, buttes and improbable pinnacles.
Mesas from White Rim Overlook Trail, White Rim Overlook Trail (T), Canyonlands NP, Island in the Sky, Utah, USA, 12-Nov-00, B355

   
Zion Grand View Point Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesA distant view into the deep and impressive Zion Canyon
Mountain above Canyon Overlook Viewpoint, Canyon Overlook Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B275

View into Zion Canyon from Canyon Overlook Viewpoint, Canyon Overlook Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B276