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The Wonders of Mt Sonder

There is no shortage of spectacular scenery out here in the West MacDonnell Ranges but one of my personal favorites is the spectacular Mt Sonder.

Section 12, the final section of the Larapinta trail takes walkers on an adventurous 16km return trip from the Redbank gorge car park to the summit of the fourth highest mountain in the northern territory.  At 1380 metres above sea level, its no Mt Kosciusko but it’s still worth a picture at the top.

The best way to complete the walk is to leave early in the morning, arriving at the summit for sunrise and returning before the heat of the day.

A few of the staff at Glen Helen did just that earlier this week and came back with some spectacular photos to share.

Mt Sonder at Sunrise 1380721_10201314423516552_1452504543_n 1384386_10201314434916837_2081449500_n

Thanks to Roger Harrison for sharing these photos (and for getting up at 3am to get them)

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