Despite unseasonal rain over recent days, the loop was open. With further rain forecast we decided to hustle out of Kings Canyoning order to enjoy this very scenic drive. We encountered 3 sections of water over the road. All were quite hard through the middle but the edges were soft, a trap for the unwary.
The rain had created a carpet of green, with some wild flowers, making the drive even more scenic than usual. We continued through the the West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs after spending a couple of nights at Glen Helen Homestead.