Llyod Ferguson (The Eastern Greys)

Completed: 12 November 2017

  • Start date: 19 September 2017
  • Age When Completed: 64
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    Susan Ferguson, Tracey Coleman.

General Comments

A marvelous long distance hiking experience. Highlighted by changes in vegetation and topography. A wonderful advertisement for WA. Congratulations and thanks to all volunteers and maintenance personnel.

Food/Supplies Comments

Privately dehydrated food should be permitted entry into WA. Easier (less weight) and cheaper than commercial products for interstate/overseas hikers. Town supplies otherwise in the main adequate.

Favourite Section

Pemberton to Northcliffe and coastal scenery from Mandalay onwards.

Highlights

The profusion of wildflowers, awe inspiring. Jarrah, Karri and Tingle trees. The peace and serenity of the bush contrasting with the joy of human company, being my fellow hikers and interesting hikers met in camp along the way.

Personal Reactions

A transformational experience not to be missed - love to Bill and Byron, our ‘on Track’ angels.

Wildlife

Birds in profusion a special joy(birdsong at Warren in Particular). Various mammals sighted and snakes in abundance in southern sections.

Your Best Equipment

Mammut boots, camelback and walking plies plus trusty ancient ‘Glissade’ Macpac.

Your Worst Equipment

A broad brimmed hat I didn’t utilise!

Advice for Others

Prepare well in advance with assistance of Bibbulmun Track Foundation - keep hydrated and maintain your sense of humour.