I had been bushwalking for years and had often looked at the vast
areas that salt lakes covered and wondered, but it wasn't until 1996 that I convinced
Jim Pearson that we should go for a hike on Lake Frome.
As we headed out
to a nearby island, carry our 30kilo packs(10lts of water and a cask)we started
to sink and the sinkiing got deeper we wondered if we were doing the right thing,
but after about a kilometre we hit the hard crust. The rest of that LWE we had
a great time exploring and that is when I became hooked on salt lakes.
did a couple more trips taking fellow members from the Adelaide
Bush Walking Club.
Then in 1998 I built a cart so I could extend my
range and started salt lake walking.
Here are a few of my trips which have
covered Lakes Frome and Eyre and the Tiarari Desert.
By the way the WHY
(I want to be alone) section is a slight exaggeration. Mao really
went to Victor Harbor