- Start date: 1 July 2019
- Age When Completed: 20
- Direction Walked: North to South
- Others in Group:
One of the most challenging experiences I’ve had. Definitely learnt a lot about myself and the things I appreciate most in my life.
Always pack some extra food even if it’s just a packets of noodles. Being hungry and having to ration is not a great feeling.
From Kalamunda to Dwellingup. It was the most difficult as it was the beginning of our journey and we had so much to learn however we met the most people during this time and made some of my favourite memories.
Seeing how much Australia’s environment can change between two shelters is amazing. I didn’t realise how beautiful this country really was. The shelters all have such different characters and everyone we met were the most genuine and kind people. The track feels like a second home now.
I must’ve felt every emotion while been on the track. A majority of the time I couldn’t wait to finish. Now I feel so proud and accomplished I’ve completed it but to my surprise I really just wanna go back out there and walk it again.
There were so many kangaroos! I loved waking up to see the tiny birds chilling in the shelters. One morning John, Darcy and I woke up and three emus were walking around in front of our shelter. We saw a pig or two as well.
Your Best Equipment
I definitely recommend taking HotHands if you’re going in winter, they were amazing keeping us warm. I used 360 Degrees Furno cooker and Pot set to cook dinner every night and it never failed me
Your Worst Equipment
My Black Wolf Hiker 500 sleeping bag. It kept me warm but for some reason the end of it always got damp and smelt even though I would dry it in town.
Advice for Others
Do your research before beginning the track. If it weren’t for other hikers I wouldn’t have known about the Pingerup Plains or the inlets. Accept any emotions you feel and let them be free. And most importantly just keep on walking