GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #41 | Page 55

Dales Gorge. DALES GORGE After setting up at the basic Dales campground, have a wander to the Fortescue Falls viewing area. If you are fit and have sturdy hiking shoes, allow another day for a descent into the gorge and the walk to Circular Pool (or as far as you are able to go). Be sure to take the short side-track upstream to Fern Pool, just one of the multitude of oases in the park. Back on the main Class 4 trail, continue to meander downstream past Fortescue Falls and on through the gorge. By the time you get to Circular Pool, you might want to go for a swim in the chilly waters. Other walks include the Class 3 Gorge Rim, which is best attempted on a cooler day, or earlier in the morning. This gives you magnificent views of the gorge. There is a basic campground Dales Gorge. WOULD BE A TRAGEDY TO “IT TOUR THE PILBARA REGION AND NOT VISIT KARIJINI. ”