I am thrilled that this lucky and little group of …

Comment on LETTER: That great Larapinta Trail! by David Chewings.

I am thrilled that this lucky and little group of seven students have availed themselves to this new volunteering experience. I hope you share your exhilaration with your many friends and contacts in good old South Australia. This unique trail, which includes some of the Chewings Range, was established with the “willing” heavy lifters of the Alice Springs penitentiary and also depends upon goodwill by those fine individuals like yourselves.
A great article and I trust you are all inspired to return one fine day.
Regards from THE lone dingo.
D. R. Chewings
Ps: Even the almighty Tony Abbott would be green with envy in terms of what you have witnessed in our wilderness!

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