Monica Fortunaso (Mon & Riley)

Completed: 24 September 2019

  • Start date: 24 August 2019
  • Age When Completed: 27 & 29
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    Riley Rote

General Comments

We are so grateful to be able to walk such a beautiful stretch of land and meet the people we met along the way - overall, a wonderful experience.

Food/Supplies Comments

Very easy to co-ordinate - but more up-to-date info about food available at each town would be great.

Favourite Section

All of it!! We can’t decide on a favourite.


Each section had its own highlights - the changes in landscape (sometimes four in one day!), the wildflowers, the rivers (for cool swims!), the views, the magnificent tingle/karri trees, beach views, peaceful bird calls, welcoming shelter….....

Personal Reactions

Although some days we felt fatigued and challenged, we were just always happy to be outdoors experiencing the wildlife of West Australia.


Snakes! (towards the 2nd half of the trip). Shingle back lizards, blue fairy wrens, mozzies, whale and calf, seals, kangaroos/ wallabies, and echidnas.

Your Best Equipment

Quilt and jacket from Enlightened Equipment, Osprey packs.

Your Worst Equipment

Innersoles and “hiking” underwear.

Advice for Others

Research what is available in track towns (for resupply - call them is best) and…...get walking!!!!