The problem with being overly ambitious is that you often don’t realise it until you are over half way in. My partner and I fell victim to this in our visit to Mt Remarkable.
Excited by our last camping hiking experience we thought it was entirely practical to drive from Adelaide at 7:30am arrive at Baroota campground about 11am, set up the tent and then head off on the 18km Hidden Gorge Hike. Followed on day two with the 12.2km Mt Remarkable summit hike, pack up the car and have enough time to stop through Tsharkes Cellar door to pick up some wine.
We were right on track until halfway through the Hidden Gorge hike where we realised we were going to have trouble finishing this one hike let alone completing another hike of comparable length and after a broken nights sleep, as we so often have in a tent…
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