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A Sun Drenched Sky

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”

― Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

Hop, Skip and a Jump

Snowy River Crossing. The lowest point of the the Main Range circuit track is the confluence (meeting) of the Snowy River and Club Lake Creek. The walking track uses stones in the river to try to get across with dry feet. Since the track crosses just above the confluence there is an ‘island’ halfway across.

The Breakaways

About 30kms north of Coober Pedy in South Australia is the Breakaways Conservation Reserve, consisting of colourful low hills which have broken away from the Stuart Range and the stony gibber desert.

As you pass through the Mesas you can go along the dog fence track and return to Coober Pedy by the Oodnadatta Track.

The site is significant for the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara People, whose name for the area is Umoona, meaning “long life”, referring to a particular species of tree found in the area.