Episode 28 - Fitzgerald River: The West Side

November 7, 2018

To conclude our two part series on Fitzgerald River National Park we are once again joined by Dr Erika Jacobson from Edgewalkers to discuss the western side of the park. A Unesco Biosphere reserve, Fitzgerald River is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and stunning beaches that rival the more famous Cape Le Grand National Park.

The more isolated western side of the park is home to the best overnight walks in the state, the Mamang Trail, along with the day hikes at West Mount Barren and the Point Ann Heritage Trail. Camping is available at St Marys Inlet where it is possible you will have the entire beach all to yourself. 

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Episode 27 - Fitzgerald River: The East Side

October 23, 2018
 

This week we are joined by Dr. Erika Jacobson from Edgewalkers to discuss the east side of the spectacular Fitzgerald River National Park. A Unesco Biosphere reserved, Fitzgerald River is renowned for its incredible biodiversity and stunning beaches that rival the more famous Cape Le Grand National Park.

For this first part of a two part mini-series, we discuss the walks on the eastern side of the park, including the rugged East Mount Barren and the Hakea Trail, which ranks as one of the best coastal overnight hikes in the country.

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Episode 26 - Outdoors October With Jamie Bennett

October 12, 2018

This episode we are joined by Jamie Bennett from Outdoors WA to discuss Outdoors October and the various events that are taking place as part of this month long program. Jamie is one of the leading voices in the outdoors community, bringing people together and trying to get people outdoors and exploring the beautiful home we call Western Australia.

To find out more about Outdoors October, visit the website below and make your Outdoors October pledge along with tagging all your photos with #OutdoorsOctober.

www.outdoorsoctober.com.au 

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Episode 25 - Walls of Jerusalem

September 27, 2018

This week we are joined by Alissa to discuss one of Tasmania's Great Multi-Day Bushwalks, the Walls of Jerusalem. Home to some of the finest alpine scenery in Australia, the Walls of Jerusalem national park lies within a core reserve of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is recognised as one of the more pristine places in Australia. 

This hike can be done as a choose your own adventure with trips lasting from one day up to eight days but for the purposes of the podcast we will be discussing Don and Alissa's three day trip from Lake Rowallan to Dixon's Kingdom.

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Episode 24 - Bibbulmun Track - Donnelly River to Pemberton

September 14, 2018

Continuing on our Bibbulmun journey we pick up where we left off at Donnelly River Village and begin the first of the true experiences through the Karri forest. This lush and magical section is full of fungi, wildflowers, streams and the Donnelly River, which you will follow for a couple of the days. Feauturing some of the best campsites on the track, this is rated very highly for good reason. Finishing at Pemberton rounds off this five day experience where you get the opportunity to relax and enjoy a hot meal and shower.

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Episode 23 - Cape to Cape Track

August 29, 2018

We are joined this episode by Dr Erika Jacobson from Edgewalkers to discuss the 135km Cape to Cape Track in the beautiful south west region of Western Australia. Following the journey from north to south, we discuss each day and what to expect from one of the best multi-day trails in Australia. From long beach stretches to stunning Karri forest to a variety of wonderful wildflowers, this trail has it all and is the perfect way to spend a week of your life. 

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Episode 22 - Hike Your Own Hike Roundtable

August 15, 2018

Joining us for the first ever four person Real Trail Talk roundtable discussion is Bonny from Young Perth Hikers and Ben from Going Solo to chat about the old hiking term "Hike Your Own Hike". One of our longest podcasts ever, we dive into the topic with discussion points around our various experiences, gear choice, the reasons why we hike and also who we like to hike with. If you love your hiking or want to hear things from a different perspective then brew up your favourite hot drink and strap yourself in for over an hour of us four going into the how's and why's of our hiking lives.

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Episode 21 - Dave Willcox From Common Ground Trails

August 1, 2018

This week we were lucky enough to be joined by Dave Willcox from Common Ground Trails to discuss what goes into trail building, the process to get trails planned, approved, funded and built along with how WA stacks up when it comes to trail planning and construction. This was a really fun chat as Dave has extensive knowledge of the trail industry and as an avid trail user himself, has a fantastic insight into what is going on right now within the trail community.

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Episode 20 - Bibbulmun Track - Balingup to Donnelly River Village

July 12, 2018

In our 20th Episode, special guest Michelle Ryan (Walkingtwobytwo) returns for an an extended overview of the Balingup to Donnelly River Village section of the Bibbulmun Track, talking about the transition to lush jarrah forests and karri. Includes discussion about Mark's third opinion on the Dwellingup to Collie section of the Bibbulmun and Michelle's newly released guidebook to the Cape to Cape Track

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Episode 19 - The Overland Track

June 27, 2018

We are joined once again by Alissa to discuss The Long Way's Better's adventure on the Overland Track in Tasmania. This world famous multi-day hike takes you through some true wilderness but with a touch of comfort along the way. Explore mountains, plains, waterfalls and temperate rainforest in one of the best hiking destinations in the world. 

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