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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Episode 18 - Karijini Adventures

June 11, 2018

With the peak Karijini National Park visitation period upon us, we are joined by Alissa (the other half of The Long Way's Better) to discuss what goes into a road trip up to Karijini National Park, the various hikes that you can do while you're there and what to expect in terms of accommodation, facilities and adventures. 

If you're planning a trip to Karijini then this is essential listening as Don and Alissa talk about their experiences and what they thought of this iconic part of Western Australia, located in 1400km north of Perth.

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Episode 17 - Bibbulmun Track Events with Steve Sertis

May 30, 2018

Joining us for a return visit is Steve Sertis from the Bibbulmun Track Foundation to talk about the events calendar that the foundation runs, his latest trip to Nepal and also a few stories from his time as Lead Guide. It's always great to have Steve on the podcast and as you can tell by the length we had a fun time talking trails.

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Episode 16 - Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

May 14, 2018

With Donovan now safely back on Western Australian shores we discuss his three month stint exploring the Gondwana Ranforests of the Australia World Heritage Area in Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Joining us for the first time to provide a different viewpoint is the other half of The Long Way's Better, Alissa, who regales us with some great Donovan stories. 

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Episode 15 - Mark’s Costa Rican Adventure

April 23, 2018

This episode Donovan interviews Mark about his 2008 travel adventure to Costa Rica that sparked his interest in hiking and confirmed his love of the outdoors. Partaking in a World Expeditions three week trip, hear about Mark's cross country "origin story" and all the trials and tribulations that came his way. 

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