Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Rock Tour - Hunter Gatherers

The Rock Tour took us on a three day adventure from Alice Springs, to King's Canyon, to the Olgas, and finally to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)

At King's Canyon, we ran up Heart Attack Hill, and were treated to some spectacular land formations. And we learned that the Grand Canyon isn't really a canyon -- it's a gorge. Anyway, pictures don't really do it justice, but here ya go:

Before a cold night under the stars in Australia's Red Center, you need to gather firewood. And that's just what we did! It's just that some pieces of wood need more gatherin' than others do.

Below, the muheres are not playing Bush Rugby, they're shaking a burnt-out stump loose from the ground. Some of these buggers can be quite stubborn, but the girls were successful in the end!

After all the gathering is done, the work is not. We poor tourists were forced into further labor: loading the dangerous, spikey stumps atop the trailer, as well as being expected to tie reliable knots!

But the efforts were worth the troubles! Cozy warmth under a cloudless, Outback sky!

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