24 August 2009

Elder Range - Flinders Ranges National Park - SA

Continued on from Mt Remarkable National Park (see blog archive)

There was a change in the itinerary.  Elder Range day walk was on Monday 24th, instead Monday 31st.

Monday 24th:  Elder Range (13km); a return walk, starting from the Moralana scenic drive south of Wilpena Pound, ascending to a 730m peak on the Elder Range. Excellent views north to Wilpena Pound and Lake Torrens to the west.

Both of the Flinders Ranges walks are full-day “medium-hard” walks that take in the best features of the area, however there are plenty of shorter, easier, alternatives depending on people’s preferences at the time. 

Camp at either Wilpena Pound or continue on to Hawker. 

Location map for Elder Range and St Mary Peak hikes
Elder Range - Flinders Ranges NP
"The Moralana map"
Easy start in Moralana valley with clear and blue skies

 Panaromic views of the Heysen and ABC Ranges
Have a rest before the climb
Group photo at a 730m peak
Back down along the rocky ridge 
with a magnificient edge-on view of the Elder Range