Michael Smith (Mr President)

Completed: 21 April 2022

  • Start date: 18 April 2003
  • Age When Completed: 53
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:


General Comments

What a fabulous adventure. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and to have the Bibbulmun Track available is truly amazing. I have done the end-to-end in sections, over a period of 19 years (2003 - 2022), and it was worth it.

Food/Supplies Comments

I take a very basic approach - commercial dried food, muesli bars, chocolate, fruit. Try to keep it light. I find I want to eat plenty after walking sections but during the walks am fairly consistent.

Favourite Section

One Tree Bridge to Pemberton.
South coast.


Karri forest.
Rain falling on hut roof during night in winter.
Seeing large black cat on Mt Chance to Dog Pool section.
Walking various sections with my wife and three children.
Views of the cliffs along the south coast.

Personal Reactions



Wallabies, kangaroos, snakes, lizards, eagles, parrots, pigs, emus, large ‘panther-like’ black cat (I reported this to Dept of Environment).

Your Best Equipment

Inflatable mattress

Your Worst Equipment

Advice for Others

Protect your feet against blisters - use Fixomull, blister bandaids, two pairs of socks. etc.