Recommended equipment &
Plenty of drinking water
Rations to suit intended duration
The tour takes Gordon as its starting and finishing points. All distances are measured from there. We advise that you take plenty of drinks, probably a picnic too. The tour takes takes several hours, depending how much you wish to linger along the way. In good weather you could get round in a sedan. If in any doubt, however, take a four-wheel drive. If you really wish to take your time – and enjoy some beautiful country – you can camp at
Walgren Lake, Smith Lake, and at Mari’s gravesite – although be warned that there is no water there, and fires are inadvisable. But we’ve done it. Just watch out for the poison ivy. If the directions we’ve given seem overly fussy and detailed at times, bear in mind that there are very few natural features to help you, even fewer houses – and if you do hit trouble you’ll wait a long time before anyone comes by to help you.