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…Continue
Added by John Wallace on October 14, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by mike sahi on October 10, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Linda Daniels on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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
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.
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…Continue
Added by Linda Daniels on September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by JB on April 10, 2014 at 11:38pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Nepal Gateway Trekking on March 26, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments
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
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
Added by The Bibbulmun Track Foundation on April 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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
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