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PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK - TRAIL #6

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This walk normally takes 2 days and an overnight stay in the gorge. As we did not fancy carrying food and water for 2 days, we only did part of the Piccaninny Trail. On that day, we walked for about 8 or 9 hours from the car park and back.

Night falls early, around 5 pm and then itís 30 a minutes drive to the campsite. Itís a dangerous time as lots of animals are about and tend to be dazzled by carsí headlights. Many wallabies and other creatures die killed by tourists.

Some more information about Purnululu: ďOne of the most obvious features of the sandstones is the alternating orange and black or grey banding. The darker bands are on the more permeable layers of rock (which means water is able to move through them with relative ease). They allow moisture to seep through to the rock surface, promoting a dark algal growth.

The less permeable layers in between are covered with a patina of iron and manganese staining, creating the orange bands. These outer coatings (the rock beneath is a whitish colour) help to protect the lower parts of the towers from erosion."
(http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/component/option,com_hotproperty/task,view/id,39/Itemid,755)

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Date Taken:6 Jun 2012 - 11:34 AM
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Title:PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK - TRAIL #6
Username:JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Uploaded:26 Sep 2012 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Australia, BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE, EAST KIMBERLEY, Landscape / travel, ORD REGION, PICCANINNY TRAIL, Purnululu national park, Western australia
Votes:25

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 10:57 AM

The figures show the fantastic scale of the formations.

Dave

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 11:17 AM

Again beautiful geology Jean. Carefully composed to add scale too. In your notes you state about death to the indiginous wildlife, surely more care should be advised at such locations ( more visitors equalls more death Sad)
Ron.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 12:04 PM

The scale you have shown is immense. I agree with Ron....here the speed limit in national parks is 25mph, and is well patrolled to protect the wild life.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
26 Sep 2012 - 12:16 PM

The speed limit is 50 kph (32 mph) in the national Park. Some 4WD drivers go even faster wrongly thinking they're rally drivers. During the 2 trips I did to Purnululu, I never saw a ranger.
The number of road kills along the highway is quite frightening (including cows).

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 1:22 PM

incredible landscape-- making me think of moonscape!

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 4:30 PM

The people give this a real sence of proportion. Very nice.

Gerry

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2012 - 9:49 PM

Great composition. Love the inclusion of the figures in the distance.
Matt

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2012 - 6:40 PM

Another fascinating and impressive landscape Jean-Noel, the walkers show you just how tiny and insignificant man is compared with nature

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