View from Jarnem lookout

Day 436 – Day 437: Keep River National Park

Tuesday, 12 – Wednesday 13 August 2014                                                         38.3kms

On our first morning at Jarnem we walked the 8km loop trail from the campground through the honeycomb domes of Nigli Gap that look like mini “Bungle Bungles”, across an eucalypt woodland to the Jarnem lookout to enjoy the view over the Keep River floodplain, Jarnem escarpment and Miriwoong dreaming trail. The loop took just over 2 hours to complete and we returned to camp to do school work, which went really well!

That night we sat around Mary-Ann and Fran’s fire until way too late.

The next morning we struggled to get up. After saying bye to Fran and Mary-Ann, we completed our school work for the day, which went really well again. When it all goes smoothly, we can actually get a lot done.

After lunch we set off to Jinumum for the 3km return walk to see the wet season shelter the Miriwoong people lived in along the Keep River Gorge. A large section of the overhang had fallen to reveal some pretty awesome stone with vibrant colours in lines and waves.

We completed this walk in just over an hour and headed off to Gurrandalng campground.

From here we completed the 2km loop walk over and around the conglomerate sandstone in just over an hour. This part of the park is rather spectacular, and I know that my photos don’t do it justice.

Back at the car we ate Barramundi sandwiches while waiting for the ranger to arrive for the campfire talk. Ranger Lance arrived and set up his projector and we spent the next 2 hours listening intently as he talked and watched the slideshow about the parks flora and fauna, the feral animals, different landscapes and what the Rangers do here.

Until next time…. Happy and Safe Travels.

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