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This hiking blog is where you can read all my thoughts and ponderings regarding anything to do with hiking, camping and the Australian outdoors in general.

Australian Alpine Walking Trail
Lucy ‘Bird’ Thorpe is a 27-year-old outdoor enthusiast who is about to embark on the Australian Alpine Walking Track this coming Tuesday. The Australian Alpine Walking Track is a 655km trek that stretches through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Canberra. However, despite the distance, Bird (as she prefers to be known...
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For the better part of 2015, I was training myself both mentally and physically for a 10-day trek across New Zealand at the end of the year. Prior to that trek, the longest trip I had done was about 2-3 days. So, as you can imagine, I really had to get myself in the best...
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If you’ve been reading the website over the past few days, you’ll notice that I took a trip up to Mushroom Rocks recently and camped overnight with some friends. However, it was ALMOST a trip for one. I’d only been in the car for about five minutes when my friend called to let me know there...
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I’m a firm believer that getting lost whilst out on the trail isn’t necessarily a bad thing – well, to some extent anyway. If you do find yourself lost for whatever reason, you automatically go into survival mode and you can learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of when the situation...
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Hiking or Bushwalking? Whilst out in the You Yangs over the weekend with our MeetUp group, a conversation came up with a lady in the group as to whether we were hiking or bushwalking. In her opinion, she felt that bushwalking should be used to describe day hikes, whilst hiking should be used to describe...
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Hiking
This is something that I always think about and often ask other hikers when I meet them or speak to them about the outdoors – what is your biggest hurdle when it comes to hiking? Ther responses I get vary but are usually one, or all, of the following: Time Lack of gear Cost of gear...
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Regardless if you are a beginner hiker or you have been at it for several years, everyone has a reason as to why they venture into the outdoors on a regular basis. Perhaps it’s an alternative form of exercise for you? Perhaps a friend dragged you along to a camping trip one weekend and you found...
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hiking warburton
I remember my first overnight hike for a variety of reasons. It was early February last year when I set off by myself for what would end up being a 54km hiking trip on the Walk Into History trail in Warburton, Melbourne. The walk is positioned as a one-way trek starting in Warburton and finishing...
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If like me, you happen to live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, you would be well aware of the 1000 Steps (aka the Kokoda Memorial Walk) located at the foot of the Dandenongs in Ferntree Gully. People from near and far flock to this iconic Melbourne location on a regular basis, and, for the...
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