Susan Axten

Completed: 22 October 2015

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Susan Axten
  • Start date: 3 November 2002
  • Age When Completed: 73
  • Direction Walked: Sectional
  • Others in Group:

    Elaine Geddes

General Comments

It took 13 years to complete. Almost all day walks, using local accommodations as a base. Seven of us started in 2002 but towards the end there was just the two of us. All walks taken in the spring, so weather was good, as was the companionship of friends.

Favourite Section

Southern coast, Darling Ranges and Pingerup Plains.


1. A magical last day north of Collie walking through the areas that had been burnt out by bush fires 10 months previously and now lush with regrowth and amazing number and variety of wildflowers.
2. Overnighting at Waalegh with brilliant sunset, heavy downpour during the night and in the morning thick mist rising from the valley below. Heaven.

Personal Reactions

Wonderful experience. Would like more Waugals signs. Most challenging section was Boarding House through Beavis to complete to Seven Day road - an exhausting 30 km. But the Karri trees were beautiful.


Lots of wildflowers including orchids not seen before. Birds and other wildlife including many snakes, roos and emus.

Your Best Equipment

Taxi service by Bill, the van man and others.

Your Worst Equipment

My brain and its poor sense of direction.

Advice for Others

Walk a day or two and you will be hooked.