16 Mar NT Australia: Emily / Simpsons Gap, Ormiston Gorge
We visited the Emily & Jessie Gap, Simpsons Gap and trekked the Ormiston Gorge, which was a tough climb. It reminded me of the tiring climb up Mt Hallasan back in my Jeju trip. In fact, it was more difficult in comparison because we had to pass through mountains, be really cautious climbing over big boulders and drag our tired feet over sand. Sand is so hard to walk on man.
People who exercises or hike often may find me exaggerating but I need to emphasize again, I hardly exercise but I managed with some whining involved so it’s still doable. To be honest, looking back at the photos, I couldn’t distinguish Emily and Jessie Gap apart because it’s really a bunch of mountain photos lol. Check out the photos below and you’ll probably understand why?
Emily & Jessie Gap
It was very sunny which was really good for photography but it gets kinda chilly under the shade at the Simpsons Gap. The view was definitely better than the other gaps. At least we really saw a gap huh? ‘V’ for a victorious view with my tiny friends. ✌🏻 I cannot lie, that small reservoir of water stinks SO bad! It was hardcore with a fishy pungent smell. A whiff of it already can cause us to gag. 🤢
We arrived after a long 2 hours drive so it didn’t made sense to choose the easiest ghost gum trail that will only take an hour to hike. So we opted for the 7km thinking that it would be easy peasy and we should be able to complete it within two hours max. But we were SO WRONG! We took double the time with a total of about 4 hours! #ialmostdiedman
The path along the mountain was quite narrow and some of us got pierced by the bushy spikes. The sun was HOT AF, my shoes were not hike appropriate, the effort to climb through a great length of huge rocks with my short ass legs and the walk on the sand was double the effort OMG! At the end of the hike, it was super satisfying though like YAS WE I SURVIVED!
The Ormiston Gorge was tough but without a doubt breathtaking and totally worth it!
How did this happen?? It looked as if it was built man-made stacking the rocks like a flight of steps. Gorge-ous! #wordplayonpoint 😉
A & E “rocking” out their fashionista fly net hat while taking a break and most likely waiting for me to catch up.
The picture above is a hint on the main destination and that’s how this campervan trip happened in the first place. The buddy, E picked the vacation spot as her 40th birthday celebratory trip. The location to be revealed in the next post so stay tuned!