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Episode 79 - Hiking Fitness with Rowan Smith

Episode 79 - Hiking Fitness with Rowan Smith

June 25, 2021

In this episode we have a bit of a discussion about fitness, injuries and our experiences before Donovan has a chat with Rowan Smith from Summit Strength about helping hikers with their preparation, training, strength and injury prevention plus a whole lot more.

Episode 78 - Gibb River Road

Episode 78 - Gibb River Road

June 11, 2021

We are joined by Alex Garner from Intents Offroad to discuss the famous Gibb River Road in the Kimberley. Stretching 660km between Derby and Kununurra, this old stock route explores some beautiful country including Windjana Gorge, Mitchell Falls, El Questro and Purnululu National Park.

Episode 77 - Nala Mia to Manjimup

Episode 77 - Nala Mia to Manjimup

May 21, 2021

We are joined by Rod Annear to discuss the next section of the Munda Biddi between Nala Mia Campsite at Jarrahwood to the track town of Manjimup. 

Riding on old rail formations, roads, vehicle tracks and single track you visit Nannup, Donnelly River along with being introduced to the Karri Forest for the first time. 

Episode 76 - Mark & Don’s Easter Adventures

Episode 76 - Mark & Don’s Easter Adventures

May 7, 2021

With Easter providing a good opportunity to get some more bang for your buck with regards to holiday leave, we both set out on different adventures across the country. Don headed north to swim with the whale sharks and check out Mount Augustus while Mark flew over to Tassie for a two and a half week road trip around the Apple Isle. 

 

Have a listen to hear all about our trips and what's expected in the coming weeks and months on both The Long Way's Better and The Life of Py

Episode 75 - Josh Carr Hikes

Episode 75 - Josh Carr Hikes

April 2, 2021

We are joined in the studio by Josh Carr, videographer extraordinaire and hiking enthusiast about his adventures around WA and Tasmania. A talented filmmaker, Josh explains what goes into making one of his stunning videos and what drew him into making films about hiking.

Episode 74 - Perth Hiking Expo

Episode 74 - Perth Hiking Expo

March 19, 2021

We are joined by the President of HikeWest, Dave Osborne, to talk about the upcoming WA Hiking Expo that is being held on Sunday the 2nd of May at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring.

A celebration of hiking, trail running and the community, we discuss what has gone in to organising the first event and all the challenges of postponing due to Covid.

https://www.wahikingexpo.com.au/ 

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Episode 73 - Feed the Hike

Episode 73 - Feed the Hike

March 5, 2021

We are joined by Michelle Ryan to discuss her new dehydrated meal company, Feed the Hike. Providing tasty, fresh and smartly packaged options for the trail, we talk about why she created Feed the Hike, the journey to get to this point and what's in the future.

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Episode 72 - Munda Biddi - Collie to Nala Mia

Episode 72 - Munda Biddi - Collie to Nala Mia

February 19, 2021

The next episode in our Munda Biddi series discussing the section of the track taking you from Collie to Nala Mia with special guest Saf Flatters from Bark and Spark

Exploring the stunning Jarrah forests of Wellington National Park, including one of the more entertaining downhill stretches, the trail then heads into the Ferguson Valley for rolling farmland and orchards before arriving in the apple capital of Western Australia, Donnybrook. From Donnybrook the trail heads through the forests and farmlands to the old timber town of Jarrahwood and the Nala Mia Campsite. 

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Episode 71- 2020 in Review

Episode 71- 2020 in Review

January 1, 2021

In what was an unexpected year for the world, we sit back and discuss the year that was, our trail adventures and then get into a Q&A. 

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Episode 70 - Munda Biddi - Dwellingup to Collie

Episode 70 - Munda Biddi - Dwellingup to Collie

December 11, 2020

The next episode in our Munda Biddi series discussing the section of the track taking you from Dwellingup to Collie. 

Taking in some really nice Jarrah forest, this section is unfortunately blighted by the ongoing destruction of the forests by Alcoa and their bauxite mining operations. 

To read more about the section and see some great photos check out The Long Way's Better

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