There is a bush-walker missing from Aldridge Cove in Nuyts Wilderness near Walpole. The Gentleman's name is Rowan Cook aged 40. If you have not seen any news media reports on this matter there are articles in the Walpole Weekly of 27/11/13 or Albany Advertiser 26/11/2013 that should be available online. If you have seen or spoken with this person in the past 3 months on the trail or elsewhere please contact Crime Stoppers 1800333000.
I have been involved in the search for Rowan…Continue
Do you like a hike with a bit of a challenge, Angels Landing in Utah’s sensational Zion National Park fits the bill. Although not an especially long in distance at 8km return or time at around 4 hours, it is the narrow switch back trail topped with a heart thumping rock scramble that makes it the challenge. This last spurt gains an elevation of 453 metres.
As we found out after barely getting over jet lag, it is no doddle, but wow, the views are amazing. We…
Around 11.00am on Sunday of this long weekend just gone, Brad and I set off from the beach in Old Dunsborough to walk the Meelup Reserve Trail. …Continue
World’s highest elevation challanging popular trekking trail destination is known as Everest Base camp Trekking since first expeditions to the Nepalese side of the Mount Everest in the 1953. It lies Eastern part of North in Nepal. Everest is the homeland of the sherpa's lifestyles and Yeti head (scull) at Khumjung monastry.
Added by Rabin Shahi on September 17, 2013 at 11:21pm — No Comments
Well I did the Helena Pipehead Walk today and got totally lost! Missed my turn (signage ~ a lot to be desired!) and took a left instead of a right, onto the most hairy, narrow, yet so interesting track! I came across the Piesse Brook, Rocky Pool and Bibbulmun Track. Not on the agenda but some fantastic scenery!
I also came across two very helpful volunteer track maintenance fellas who steered me right again...only to get lost again down the track! Haha All good, as I found some…Continue
I received some bad news while working on my car last night so I thought I might post this...
A good friend of mine has taken his own life in what I believe was a hasty escape from depression. The guy was a real friendly happy go lucky fella. Always stirring people up to get a laugh or a smile outa them. I only spoke to him last week and he seemed real normz and at his usual tricks so nothing lead us to believe he was a bit off. He leaves with our world a 3yo boy who will never know…Continue
As I pass my eyes over all these great stories, videos and photos I can see there is a great appreciation here for the wilderness that surrounds us and the environment it creates for us now, but what of its future?
I have been receiving volunteer updates from The Department of Parks and Wildlife and just recently received a letter that most event organizers, trail crews, maintenance crews and wilderness buffs alike may find interesting.
You have all helped put WA up…Continue
Added by Chris Doroszenko on July 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Starting at Albany:
There were 50 people at the forum over two days, by day two it was labelled the MTB Love Fest as there was so much positive energy floating around. We had reps from Transport, Big Guns from DSR, DEC, a rep from Lotteries West, the City - ranging from planners to reserve staff, ABUG, Dept of Planning, range of community reps inc local schools, and XC and DH crew.
Nic did a great job of giving the detail and Troy wowed the crowd with energy and…
In mid-February fires started by lightning ripped through the shires of Nannup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes and Manjimup, burning through Southampton, Greenbushes, the western part of Bridgetown, Hester Brook, Wandillup and Maranup. At the peak of the conflagration nine separate fires were burning.…Continue
Well Its here again, the Easter long week end, and a plan has been put together for the family and I. We have decided to head North to the second longest river in Australia, The Murchison River. Meeting the Indian ocean under the playful fishing town of Kalbarri the river stretches over more than 820km starting its journey south of the Robinson ranges.
Our trip starts in Perth packing the trusty 76 series cruiser with all the gear we need for 4 days and nights in the bush.…Continue
Well due to the incoming and unforeseeable weather the North west was producing we decided to cancel our trip to the Murchison area and turn our travels to the south west this long weekend. A new trip was required but something not too hard that we would drive each other round the bend as this is the only the second camping trip out with my young fella, the first being an overnight stay on the beach a coupe of weeks ago. I am slowly lengthening the trips bit by bit to see how the little…Continue
Perth's Western Suburbs councils (WESROC) are working together to formalise and signpost a network of walking trails to link remnant bushland areas - the Whadjuk Trails Network.
This network of trails began life as the annual Bush to Beach walk which local bushland friends groups organise each spring to foster appreciation of Perth's bushlands.
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When we visiting any city whether it is in Australia or anywhere in the World for that matter, we always seek out the best local walk/cycling trails. Often the best time to do these trails is early morning, when the air is cool and the day is young and full of promise. A bit corny but, that is exactly how it can feel after a brisk few kilometres followed by a skinny latte. We have certainly started our day that way in a few cities around the world, Stanley Park in Vancouver…Continue
So now we can tick the Cape to Cape off as done from one end to the other. The Dunsborough Taxi driver dropped us off at Cape Naturaliste. On the drive we were telling her of our first experience. I think my words might have been something like ”at least we won’t be seeing you again” because this time we will be finishing the whole 135kms. How stupid did I feel when we realised we had left our walking poles back at the Dunsborough Hotel and we rang her to bring them back. But after this…Continue
On the eve of our next adventure to do the Cape to Cape from end to end, I will tell you of our first attempt and what we learnt from it. For a significant birthday my husband requested an adventure experience. I decided we would go down to the Margaret River region, walk the Cape to Cape ending at the gorgeous Bunker Bay Resort. Mike loved the idea and away we went.…Continue
I've been overseas, mostly the UK, for the past three months. It was amazing and I was lucky enough to get out and do some spectacular walks/hikes around England.
It started with four days in South Devon in June with associated torrential, unseasonal rain and flooding. Then a few day-hikes around London including Marlow on the upper Thames, Robertsbridge in East Sussex, an urban walk around Oxford, a range of urban/semi-rural walks around London and along the Thames Valley and Lea…Continue
Collies has entered the mountain bike community in full swing by hosting a MTB trail forum. It was about bringing professionals to grass roots advocacy and building good relationships with land managers
The day started with local speakers talking about their trail systems and…Continue
The June storms have wrecked havoc on the local trails around Collie, with Debris and trees all over the trails.
The Collie MTB riders were quick to get into action for a clean up after the worst of the weather had finished.
About 10 riders took some time out, and gave Rays trail a big clean up. Rakes, shovels, axes and chainsaw in hand had the trail looking like new with several hours work…Continue
The 2012 WA State Trails Conference was held at the University of WA on the 25th of May. The talks were held at various locations on campus, making sure we got our 15 minutes of exercise for the day by walking between the various venues. With close to 200 delegates in attendance, it was by far the largest State Trails Conference yet.
International guest speaker Dafydd Davies was the star attraction for the day. He talked about sustainable trails, planning, frame work and using trails…Continue
Dr Dave just spent 3 fabulous autumn days walking the Bibbulmun Track with UK journalist Nigel Summerley for a special feature in the UK Sunday Times. Couldn't have asked for better weather - stunning blue skies showed off the southern coast at its best and Nigel was awestruck by our giant trees. Great to have Tourism Australia promoting the track to an international audience. Will send through a link to the story when it is published. Promised to bring Nigel back for a story on our other…Continue