I would like to connect with anyone who has done the Larapinta Trail. A friend and I are planning to do this in July or August of this year and would just like to hear from anyone who can share their experience and provide information and advice. Cheers, Hazel
Hi Ian, thanks for responding. I will go online and source the maps. When would be the best time to do the hike? I know the trail is closed from November to March inclusive. Did you have a back up support driver to do food drops? We hope to do end to end if it takes us a bit longer but don't know how it compares to other walks in WA. Were there any people along the way when you did the walk? Kind regards
Myself and few friends completed the Larapinta Trail end to end from Redbank Gorge in July 2005. I have written up our experiences from then at http://aushiker.com/larapinta-trail/ Happy to help as best as I can if you have any specific questions.
It really depends how you plan to do your walk, and which sections, as they vary in scenery and difficulty. July and August is a great time to walk the trail. I've walked this fantastic trail twice, the full length on both occasions once in July and once in August and once from West to East, the other East to West.
My best advice is to jump on www.larapintatrail.com.au This website has an enormous amount of useful info.
Hope you enjoy the walk!