Laura Waters (Soul Trekker)

Completed: 30 October 2017

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Laura Waters
Soul Trekker
  • Start date: 6 September 2017
  • Age When Completed: 47
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    N/A

General Comments

Loved it.  Huge thanks to everyone involved in creating and maintaining this Track.

Food/Supplies Comments

I carried 9 days for Kalamunda to Dwellingup, posted food boxes to Dwelly, Balingup and a few minor towns, and then bought the rest on arrival in trail towns.

Favourite Section

Kalamunda to Dwellingup for its granite domed peaks and incredible wildflowers.
Then from Walpole south to Albany.

Highlights

All the mountains! (Mt Dale, Cuthbert, Vincent, Cooke, Chance, etc).  Wildflowers like I’d never seen before (almost overwhelming at times!).

Wildlife

Plenty of black cockatoos which was a treat (black, white and yellow tail).  Lots of snakes in the southern sections.

Your Best Equipment

Aarn Featherlight Freedom pack as usual.  Allows me to carry 10 days of food with ease.  Best load carry system ever.

Your Worst Equipment

None.

Advice for Others

I hiked Sep/Oct and while there were a couple of very cold weeks in the forests (9c mid afternoon!) I was thankful not to be walking in the heat which absolutely crippled me on the Cape to Cape track when I did it in early Nov.  When things heat up over there they really heat up.  Wouldn’t want to be hiking the trail in summer months.