Walking in the Desert: Tips from our guide Maddy

Traversing the ridgelines on the Larapinta Trail | Peter Walton
Traversing the ridgelines on the Larapinta Trail | Peter Walton
Nervous about walking in the desert? Don't be.
 
Our guides are legendary, and the media think so as well. Our fabulous guide Maddy Stopp was sourced to provide the readers of Traveller.com.au her tips on walking in Australia's deserts. 
 
The biggest thing people find when they come to the desert is the dry humidity. In Alice Springs, the humidity gets as low as 3 per cent, so the big shock factor is how dry and dehydrated you feel, yet you don't notice how much you're sweating  because it wicks away immediately. Hydrating before any activity is really important: the night before, load up on electrolytes. 
 
 
Join a guided walk to benefit from the experience of our guides, who have many tips to make your walk along the Larapinta more comfortable.

 

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