- Start date: 10 July 2021
- Age When Completed: 71
- Direction Walked: North to South
- Others in Group:
An incredible trek through wilderness with a perfect balance of availability of water, accomodation, toilets and track towns. A huge thank you to the Foundation and its’ volunteers.
Left resupply boxes at visitor centres with the exception of Denmark and Pemberton which were unstaffed at the time. At Balingup I phoned ahead and the visitor centre volunteer was kind enough to deliver my box to the Post Office backpackers. As it turned out track towns had good stocks of appropriate dried foods anyway.
The Karri forests, the Valley of the Giants and coastal views
I loved the occasional whiff of boronia around the Pingerup plains and coastal views
Very disappointed/distressed with the amount of plastic of some of the beaches.
Kangaroos, brush tailed wallabies, an angry male emu herding his chicks, and a very dopey tiger snake who wouldn’t move off the track. Saw lots of signs of echidnas and pigs but none sighted. Many types of wrens, robins and other small birds and the ever present red and white tailed cockatoos.
Your Best Equipment
My Etrex Garmin GPS which showed the way even in the worst weather conditions. Had 4 lithium battery changes over the distance.
Your Worst Equipment
Advice for Others
Enough procrastinating, just do it before you get too old!