Saturday, 30 June 2012

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Today we went to walk the Rim Walk of Kings Canyon, this was the most challenging walk thus far of the holiday but with so many wonderful rewards. The walk climbs steeply up from the valley floor as you can see by the stairs at the start of the walk.

Giving spectacular views into the valley below. It is a 6km loop walk around the top of the canyon.

You travel through weathered, buttressed domes of the Lost City shown below. The beehive shaped rock formations, which indeed resembles the ruins of some ancient Aztec city carved over time by water and wind erosion.

The chasm plunges 270 metres  to the canyon floor. 

You then walk though the sheltered Garden of Eden with permanent waterholes and lush vegetation. The rich plant life includes Red River Gums, Bottle Brushes, Wattles, Fig Trees and an abundance of ferns giving this a real rain forest appearance. Note to do this you walk back down to the valley floor and then back up to the canyon rim to continue the walk.

A well earned rest by the water to have a drink before continuing on the walk.

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