Even today we were not quite rid of the clouds but, never mind, they made for an even more phenomenal sunrise over the dark silhouette of the King’s Canyon as we struggled up the Cardiac Hill and onto the start of the four hour long Rim Walk.
Piled up rocks, layered hills and deep crevasses marked our way as we climbed up and down, making our way along the height of Kings Canyon. By the way, did you know that it is higher than Uluru?
**** This post came to be through a Groovy Grape Tour in 2014 provided free of charge to cover it in blogs posts. I wasn’t paid.****
With the clouds protecting us from the sun and lowering the temperatures this time around on the Groovy Grape Tours Kings Canyon walk, we had a pretty good walk along alien landscapes full of fantastical stone monuments created by the forces of nature.
The sediments of the canyon were clearly visible and we had to tread carefully and stay off the edges because sandstone dös exactly that under pressure, it crumbles into sand.
Knowing better than to be reckless, we enjoyed a safe walk and learned a lot about geological developments, the Great Inland Sea and found ourselves a little paradise in the Garden of Eden in the middle of the canyon.
Our tranquil stop was only the marker of half of the way and so we had to say goodbye to the little lakes and green palm trees and clumber up the cliff sides again – as much as you can clumber on manmade stair constructions, it is all pretty secured anyway.
Sticking to the tour guide is vital in such a place even though the paths are marked and it would be stupid, let alone life threatening to deviate.
Everything was well and so in the end, the Kings Canyon walk was as stupendous as the first time and I am super happy that I got to see it again on the Rock Patrol Tour with Groovy Grape Tours. Do not forget to visit Kings Canyon yourself when you’re in Australia!