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Rarer than a Blue Moon rogaine – SA 2008

Posted on 28 Apr 2008 | 0 comments

Our first rogaine in South Australia is in the Flinders Ranges. Grant & Tina fly over from Melbourne to join us and to participate in their first rogaine ever.

It’s about a 6hr drive from Adelaide and we arrive in the middle of the night. The next day we plan like a WA rogaine and as soon as it gets dark we realise we shouldn’t have… Contour lines close together here means cliffs, not just a steep hill… We adjust, have some sleep and go out again with an adapted route – much better. Grant & Tina win first novices and we get wet during the prize giving… The area is beautiful though and we’d love to come back here for some more exploring.

Jude and Tina aren't allowed in...

Jude and Tina aren’t allowed in…

our camp site on Alpana Station

our camp site on Alpana Station

Jon has made a friend

Jon has made a friend

getting ready for the rogaine

getting ready for the rogaine

lots of snacks :-)

lots of snacks 🙂

Grant & Tina ready to go

Grant & Tina ready to go

Jon & Jude ready to go

Jon & Jude ready to go

beautiful creek

beautiful creek

easy walking section

easy walking section

getting dark

getting dark

Jon on his way to a control on the top of a hill

Jon on his way to a control on the top of a hill

beautiful scenery

beautiful scenery

punching a control

punching a control

views at sunset

views at sunset

lots of open space and hills

lots of open space and hills

sunset

sunset

walking into the darkness

walking into the darkness

huge gum trees in the dry riverbeds

huge gum trees in the dry riverbeds

the next morning we re-assess...

the next morning we re-assess…

and pick up some more controls

and pick up some more controls

clouds

clouds

another control on top of a windy hill - our last control...

another control on top of a windy hill – our last control…

downhill from here to the finish line at Alpana Station

downhill from here to the finish line at Alpana Station

sign for Alpana Station

sign for Alpana Station

back home in Adelaide with Grant & Tina

back home in Adelaide with Grant & Tina

 

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