There was also a 2.4km walk from the rim to the sandstone bottom and silly me decided to do the walk. The information brochure said " Grade: Medium". Ha what a laugh! Walking down wasn't to bad but it was probably 90% rock steps. The Porcupine Creek was still flowing, only with a small amount of water. It was quite pretty with the different colours of the rocks and the waterholes that still remained as the water level dropped. But I knew I was going have to tackle all those steps going back up the hill. I took my shoes off and cooled down my feet in the flowing creek, then several times I scooped up water in my hat and tipped it over my head in preparation for my climb. Oh my it was very difficult, I had to really motivate myself all the way up. But I know one thing for sure - I DON'T ever want to do that climb ever again, ever. I am very proud of myself for doing it, but I still don't want to do it EVER again!!!
Along the drive to the National Park there were a couple of interesting things to look at. Close to the road edge was what has been named "Ebony and Ivory" - two entwined trees, one black, one white.
|Mailmans Grave - it is believed that in the early months of 1886, the|
packhorse mailman was speared by a group of hostile Aborigines
from the top of the hill. He was buried where he was found.