|SUMMARY - Larapinta Trail, Ellery Creek to Alice Springs Telegraph Station (Sections 6 to 1)|
|Previous trip||Redbank Gorge to Ellery Creek (Sections 12-7), 2010|
|National Park||West MacDonnell National Park|
|Location||West MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs|
|Start||Ellery Creek (Section 6/7 Trailhead)|
|End||Alice Springs Telegraph Station (Section 1 Trailhead)|
|Day 1||Ellery Creek to Rocky Gully (Section 6), 4h20m 15.2km|
|Day 2||Rocky Gully to Fringe Lily (Section 6/5), 7h40m 23.6km|
|Day 3||Fringe Lily to Brinkley Bluff (Section 5/4), 8h5m 17.0km|
|Day 4||Brinkley Bluff to Jay Creek (Section 3/2), 9h15m 23.4km|
|Day 5||Jay Creek to Simpsons Gap (just west of) (Section 2), 6h15m 27km|
|Day 6||Simpsons Gap to Alice Springs Telegraph Station (Section 1) to nearby caravan pak, 6h15m 27.2km|
When you've done half a trail, you think you've got a good feel for it. I'm not sure I had with this one, it held more surprises than I imagined. My week was filled with tough climbs, glorious views, cool breezes on hot days, pregnant rain drops on hot climbs, good company at campsites, plenty of other hikers on the trail, and, as with any Central Australia walk, rocks, and plenty of them.
This time, I'm telling most of my story through photos, and their captions.
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