Standley Chasm June 2018

We were very lucky on this Creative Camp to have the use of Trek Larapinta’s semi-permanent campsite at Standley Chasm. Not only did this give us greater comfort than our usual camping adventures but it gave us access to spectacular sections of the West MacDonnell Ranges that would be unavailable unless we were walking the Larapinta Trail. The camp site is located in a secluded little valley, well away from the tourists, surrounded by beautiful vistas. An intimate red rock gully just behind camp and a nearby creek bed gave us much to explore, close at hand. Using this campsite also gave us unlimited access to the magnificent Standley Chasm itself, at times we had it all to ourselves…what a treat! Many years ago Charlie started Trek Larapinta so we have spent much of our lives together on the ‘Trail’. It was very special for us to be back in this country. Thank you Holger Strie, Managing Director of  Trek Larapinta: 

The other special thing about this camp was the creative company of a whole bunch of new people. Though nearly all of the participants were newcomers to us, they were already creative buddies under the mentorship of Linda Denning from NSW, also a participant. We had just one long time Creative Camper along, Lyn Austin, who once again treated us with a wonderful on-site workshop in the art of making exquisite moisturisers and body butters. Thank You Lyn!  Another long term camper, Suzi Shaw was unable to attend at the last minute. We missed you Suzi…next year hey!

Thanks also to Anna Dakin our fabulous assistant and expert meal maker, who led some of the participants on a great day walk on Section 3 of the Larapinta Trail.  Anna waked the whole Trail by herself in 2014!

Last but not least thank you to all who came with us. We loved your company and your work!

Please enjoy the photos from this very special Creative Camp.  Photos by Deb unless acknowledged otherwise.

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