Monday, June 20, 2011

Kata Tjuta

The other big attraction at the national park besides Uluru is Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas.  Kata Tjuta means "many heads".  It is made up of 36 steep-sided domes.  These domes are made of a different type of sedimentary rock than Uluru.  They are made of conglomerate rock, also known as pudding stone.  It is a a mix of gravel, pebbles, and boulders cemented together by sand and mud. 
We did a great 7.4km walk through Kata Tjuta called the Valley of the Winds.  It was great walking weather with beautiful blue skies and cool temperatures.

Example of pudding stone

The walk around Uluru was amazing, but we may have enjoyed this walk more because there was some challenging parts to it.

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