Hiking in green Alice Springs

Hiking in green Alice Springs

20.04.2010 - Posted by
Over the easter break I hiked the Larapinta trail near Alice Springs. I was lucky enough to arrive after, and during, some of the largest rainfall in the area for a number of years.

This allowed us to see a number of the rivers up there flowing. These rivers are really flashy - the two photos below show the same riverbed and were taken less than 12 hours apart. Don’t let the blue sky in the background fool you, there had been a lot of rain!!

The form and flow regime of the rivers were an interesting contrast to the ones I normally see working in Victoria. It was also great to see this normally extremely dry desert environment covered in green.