Real Trail Talk
Episode 67 - Dave Osborne from WalkGPS

Episode 67 - Dave Osborne from WalkGPS

August 28, 2020

This week we are joined by Dave Osborne from WalkGPS to discuss off-track hiking, what went into creating the depth and breadth of walks on his website and the state of bushwalking in Western Australia.

Episode 66 - Risk

Episode 66 - Risk

August 7, 2020

We are  joined by Risk Expert Alan de Souza, who also happens to be father to Donovan, to discuss the topic of risk and how it relates to trails, government and decision making.

Stay to the end for a quick Q&A on what Donovan was like as a kid. 

Episode 65 - Munda Biddi - Jarrahdale to Dwellingup

Episode 65 - Munda Biddi - Jarrahdale to Dwellingup

July 27, 2020

The second episode of our Munda Biddi series sees us joined by Jake from Intents Offroad to discuss the Jarrahdale to Dwellingup section of this 1000km cycling trail.

 

Taking you through the Jarrah forests of the Darling Range, there is some lovely cycling mixed in with mining and forestry operations.

Episode 64 - Neil McCulloch from the First Hike Project

Episode 64 - Neil McCulloch from the First Hike Project

July 10, 2020

We sit down with Neil McCulloch from the First Hike Project, a not for profit organisation that takes newly arrived youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds out on hiking trips in the Australian bush to help introduce them to the outdoors and build confidence. Discussing what is involved with the trips, who participates and the effort required, this was a really fascinating chat with a man that is doing a lot of great things in the community.

If you'd like to help out in any way send the FHP an email at contact@firsthikeproject.org.au, anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

Episode 63 - Jess Beckerling from the WA Forest Alliance

Episode 63 - Jess Beckerling from the WA Forest Alliance

June 26, 2020

In this episode we interview Jess Beckerling from the WA Forest Alliance to discuss the threats facing the forests of the South West of WA, the transition away from native logging, the future of the forests and how you can help save their beautiful ecosystems. 

Episode 62 - Munda Biddi - Mundaring to Jarrahdale

Episode 62 - Munda Biddi - Mundaring to Jarrahdale

June 12, 2020

Hopping on the mountain bike for 2020, Donovan has started a sectional end to end of the Munda Biddi, a 1000km long distance trail running from Mundaring to Albany. Running North to South we are doing a series on the track starting with the Mundaring to Jarrahdale section that runs through the Darling Range. 

Episode 61 - South West Road Trip Challenge

Episode 61 - South West Road Trip Challenge

May 27, 2020

Our mission for this episode was to come up with the ultimate South West Road Trip given a time frame of roughly two weeks that could be realistically accomplished. We both map out our hypothetical routes and discuss how we would fill each day (which of course included a lot of trails). 

Episode 60 - Hiking Gear Discussion

Episode 60 - Hiking Gear Discussion

May 1, 2020

In this episode we get into a discussion about hiking gear, what we use, how we came to choose that gear, a brief chat about ultralight gear, sustainability and what gear we'd like heading into the future. 

Episode 59 - Mark’s Bibbulmun Track Rebuttal

Episode 59 - Mark’s Bibbulmun Track Rebuttal

April 18, 2020

After finally finishing his sectional end to end, Mark discusses his thoughts on the entire Bibbulmun Track and how life has changed over that time. 

Episode 58 - Snorkelling in WA - Coral Coast and the North West (Part Two)

Episode 58 - Snorkelling in WA - Coral Coast and the North West (Part Two)

April 1, 2020

We are joined again by WA outdoor adventure enthusiast Shavaurn to discuss the world class snorkelling locations up and down the northern part of Western Australia. With some of the most stunning spots in the whole of the state (and perhaps the country), the snorkelling at places like Ningaloo is beyond amazing. 

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