With some cooler/drier weather not too far away, Territorians are beginning to think about what camping trips they might make this year, and the many ways they plan to avoid the situation shown here. That said, if you were going to get bogged, it's hard to think of a more scenic location. This is Ron, Merry and Neil Ross bogged on the road to Kata Tjuta in 1964, discovering (the hard way) that the road was too soft to make it back to their basecamp before dark. While some helpful social media commenters suggested this situation occurred because they were in fact, driving across the road, they were actually just trying to turn around. Either way, it's hard to think of a more iconic snap than this one.
Image: Ian Ross, Growing up in Alice Springs Facebook page
Published: 24 February 2019