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Horrocks Pass to Alligator Gorge to Melrose

Sat 22 to Sun 23 Jun 2013

Walk name/location
Horrocks Pass to Alligator Gorge to Melrose
Walk grade
End-to-End Minus 1

This is the first of the ‘normal’ type of End-to-End weekend walk for E2E-1 where we will use a bus to only ferry us from the finish point to the start point each morning. But this weekend wont be ‘normal’!

The theme for the weekend is “RITUALS”.

Saturday, our first day, we will skip forward a section to walk from Alligator Gorge Road to Melrose. Although very picturesque, this is a long, tough walk with lots of ups and downs and a big mix of terrain finishing with a long steady descent from Mt.Remarkable. We will start early (7:30am) and finish late. Being the day after the Winter Solstice we will have the minimum of daylight, so please bring a torch.

Sunday, we walk from Horrocks Pass to Alligator Gorge Road, a relatively short and easy walk, but includes some busy bitumen roads and ends just after the ritual ‘Lavender Peak’ cairn building. NOTE: There will be an afternoon bus pick up to ferry us back from Alligator Gorge Road to the cars we left at the Horrocks Memorial at the beginning of the day’s walk.

Saturday 22 June 2013
Sunday 23 June 2013
Walk Leaders
Michael Middleton
Dean Mortimer
Peter Solomon
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Walk section along Heysen Trail shown in red:
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Meeting Location

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Event Fees
Event fee
AUD $16.00
(under 18 years of age AUD $2.00)
Golden Boots cards
AUD $40.00
Meal details

Catered meal in Melrose Hall meeting room, Sat. 22nd June 6:30 for 7p.m.serving. BYO drinks and glasses.

Meal cost
AUD $25.00


Walk Specifics (Saturday)
Start time
8:00 a.m.
End time
4:30 p.m.
Walking from
Alligator Gorge Road
Walking to
Risks (Saturday)
Steep slopes, some rocky trail, creek bed. Exhaustion. Blisters.
Bring a headtorch or small torch, blister prevention/remedies. Appropriate weather protection. Morning tea and lunch. A minimum of 2 litres of water.
Hardened Trailwalker


Walk Specifics (Sunday)
Start time
9:00 a.m.
End time
1:30 p.m.
Walking from
Horrocks Pass
Walking to
Alligator Gorge Road
Risks (Sunday)
Busy bitumen road with fast traffic. Some rocky trail.
Appropriate weather protection. Morning tea and lunch.