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Australian Mountain Bike Summit Scholarships Awarded

Mt Buller will host the inaugural AUSTRALIAN MOUNTAIN BIKE SUMMIT on 4 - 5 December 2014, in conjunction with the launch of the 'Australian Alpine Epic' on 6 December 2014.

This conference is unique in Australia in that it is dedicated purely to the needs of the mountain bike…


Added by John Wallace on November 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Night riding

Awesome topic.

MTB only..

My experience with night riding goes back about ?? uhh 20-25 years.

First 10 years or so were full moon rides without lights, with groups up to 30.

These were great with a party afterwards, never a dull moment.

Last 14 years has been wed night rides with lights, which has set a standard of riding culture that has not gone away. A usual group of anywhere between 3- 20 people, usually about 7 all with quality helmet mounted lights.…


Added by John Wallace on November 5, 2014 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Trails and outdoor conference 2014

The 2014 State Trails and Outdoor conference was again a successful day.

Over 200 delegates from around the state and nationally attended the day.

Mountain biking was supported by Westcycle, WAMBA, Perth Hills, South…


Added by John Wallace on October 14, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Fossil Hunting In Alabama

Some 325 million years ago a large portion of Alabama was covered by a warm, shallow sea containing many organisms left behind today as fossils.

A variety of life can be found in the fossil record in Alabama including relatives of starfish and sea urchins. These include sea lilies or crinoids, filter-feeding animals resembling plants. Echinoids looked similar to "sand dollars". Others included bryozoans and corals.

Fossils of various shelled organisms can be found and include…


Added by mike sahi on October 10, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Crooked Brook Forest - 'A Forest for All People'

Saturday 4th October was the 20th Anniversary of Crooked Brook Forest so, with husband in tow, I decided to go down and see what this area has to offer.…


Added by Linda Daniels on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Just added photos - walk from Burra Rock to Victoria Rock

Will finalise a brief report soon.

PS: It was fun!

Added by On Track Hiking Hire on October 1, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Off Track Walk - Burra Rock to Victoria Rock

A group of 5 of us this weekend will rock hop our way across the goldfields landscape in search of Toonarrie Rock. This rock is listed in the "List of Rocks in Western Australia" (see link below) and it would be fair to say unlikely to have been visited by a handful of people in over 100 years.

The rock…


Added by On Track Hiking Hire on September 21, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A drive trail with a difference!

My dad came to visit us from Queensland recently and, being a keen golfer, decided to make the journey across the Nallarbor a bit more interesting by completing the Nullarbor Links - the world's longest golf course. 

The 18-hole par 72 golf course spans 1,365 kilometres with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Ceduna in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Each hole includes a green and tee and somewhat rugged…


Added by Linda Daniels on September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hiking in Andorra

Added by Janet Cameron on August 8, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Spot the Outdoor Executive

An exciting sight, Outdoors WA brought together staff from across the outdoors for the first Outdoor Executive Officers Lunch. Sharing ideas and identifying collaborative opportunities to work on in the year ahead. Is there anyone here you…


Added by JB on April 10, 2014 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Top 10 reasons for going Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek one of the highlight tour for everyone in the world which offer an abundant opportunity to reach base camp of world highest  mountain, Mount Everest (8848m). Sagarmatha is native name for Mount Everest and Chomolungma is Tibetan. There were very early expedition in Everest in 19th century but first summit was succeeding in 29 May, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal. This expedition team is called British Expedition…


Added by Nepal Gateway Trekking on March 26, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Missing Walker

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…


Added by Alex Williams on November 28, 2013 at 8:34am — 5 Comments

Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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…


Added by Jane Pelusey on November 15, 2013 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

Meelup Reserve Trail

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.  …


Added by Adventurous Women on October 1, 2013 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Everest Base Camp Trek

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

LOST Adventures ~ FOUND Appreciations!

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…


Added by Ally on August 24, 2013 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

IMBA SW road trip to Collie

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…


Added by John Wallace on June 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Bibbulmun Track Suffers from Bushfires.

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.…


Added by The Bibbulmun Track Foundation on April 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Launch of Whadjuk Trails Network in Perth's western suburbs

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.

Added by Daniel Boase-Jelinek on November 19, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Brisbane River Trail

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…


Added by Jane Pelusey on October 21, 2012 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

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