Day 2 Wirrabra to Moralana
After breaking camp we checked out a few more tracks in the forest before heading north
At one of the old gates we found the remains of a kangaroo that had become entangled while trying to get through. Not a nice way to go..
Our next stop was at the start of the Bridle Track, a 4x4 track that crosses the range giving great views of the surrounding countryside.
Once down on the western side of the range we headed north on dirt before hitting the tar for a nice spin through Horrocks Pass and then refueled at Wilmington. The area was as green as I’d ever seen it and the section to Ouorn via Old Gunyha Rd was most enjoyable.
Soon we were in Quorn where we picked up a few things at the local store and headed out on the dirt via Arden Vale Road.
This smooth flowing road passes close by a number of gorges on its way towards Hawker. About 40kms later we came to a road junction and decided to take the less travelled route that followed Calabrinda Creek. While not really sure of its bona fide status we passed several unlocked gates and continued on until we realised it would pass right next to a homestead in the distance. As was to be the case with so many of these dwellings as we ventured further north, it turned out to be abandoned.
Not long later the track did skirt around a homestead but with a wave we were back out onto the main road. We had intended to have a big pub meal for lunch at Hawker and a smaller dinner that night but although we arrived before the end of lunch there were no meals available. Our back up plan saw us head down the road for burger at the local store and into the melee of tourists who were swarming over the Flinders during the school holidays.
That hit the spot!
Next it was off along the Moralana Scenic Drive, a picturesque road that skirts between the surrounding ranges.
After some searching around we came to a great campsite along the edge of a small flowing creek and set up camp for the night.
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