Saturday, April 10, 2010

Illuka Peak, Wilpena Pound

Waiting for updates to road reports, we decided to tackle on of the 1000 metre peaks on Wilpena Pound. Another peak for our KMclub.

Illuka Peak, Wilpena Pound

This hike started from the Arkaroo rock carpark on the outside of the pound, we walked first to the rock then off the track, up the pound wall through Moonarie Gap. The vegetation was dense, so our movement slow. We entered the gap, then passed over the saddle on the 950m+ hill to the south of Illuka Peak. But we were defeated, it had taken us more time than we though, and we were eager to return to Rawnsley Park in the early afternoon to check the road status report, eagerly expecting some of the roads north to Arkaroola to be reopened for our five day Angepena to Arkaroola trek.

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Illuka Peak
Distance 7.8km
Start Time 9:33am
End Time 1:55pm
Moving Duration 2h29m
Stationary Duration 1h54m
Moving Average 3.2km/h
Overall Average 1.8km/h

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