Trip Start Mar 02, 2010
82Trip End Oct 29, 2011
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We ducked in to Millstream-Chicester NP, which was just a small one but we did a very nice walk and enjoyed the surroundings. At a place called Crossing Pool we saw about a million white parrots. We couldn't believe people could sleep there, they were so noisy! They seemed to be sitting in pairs and then there would be a third bird, looking extremely upset, squawking in their faces. We think the boys were all stealing each other's ladies.
From there we moved on to the first stop in Karijini NP, Hamersley Gorge. It turned out to be one of our favourites. The colours in the gorge were amazing - red, orange, and purple rock layers and blue and green water. It was a bit late so we camped nearby and went back the next day and had a refreshing swim in a pool aptly named Spa Pool, with a small waterfall and tall rock walls all around.
From there we headed down to the town of Tom Price before driving up Mt. Nameless, the tallest mountain in WA you can drive up. The views of the mine were pretty cool. There is tons of iron ore mining in the Pilbara (the name of the region comprising the north west corner of the state).
The next day we hiked Mt. Bruce, the second highest peak in WA. It was a pretty rough trail and very windy, so we didn't actually make it all the way, but almost! The views again were very nice, with a mine on one side (not really a nice view per say, but interesting) and the hills on the other side as far as you can see.
We spent the next 3 days exploring Karijini gorges