This was the view looking out from my room at the Kings Canyon hotel. I couldn't get the doors open, but perhaps that's just as well as there were a few insects ready to crawl inside. The next morning there was another early start as myself and 5 others met our guide at 6am at the Kings Canyon. We wanted to climb up to the rim before it became too hot. We were told to bring 3 litres of drinking water as you are supposed to drink a litre an hour in this environment. I only took 2 because I reckoned carrying another litre would do me more harm than not drinking it.
These are ripple marks on the rocks as this area was once, many millions of years ago, all covered by water. We also saw a fossil in the rock. From this point we walked down into the canyon to a waterhole. As it was always in the shade it seemed to retain water all the year round which is quite incredible in the heat.