The Heavy Hiker

Sharing Hiking Experiences in Western Australia

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Langford Park – Jarrahdale

I was very pleased to check the weather forecast last night to find that Saturday would be very mild with showers. A recipe for bush-walking!

The Restless Hiker, The Angry Hiker and I headed out first to Kooribinjal Brook Trails thinking we’ll have a leisurely 3km stroll. Pulling off of Medulla Road we parked the car and headed out following the dry creek bed. The trail was marked with plastic ties around the trees, was not well defined and obviously not well used. We found our way across the creek and realised this tiny trail barely took us out of view of our car so we bailed from here and headed to Langford Park.

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Can’t See The Forest for The Trees

Summer is here which means my boots will be getting a rest as I prepare for next season; listing the trails I want to visit and booking annual leave for some short trips. My research brought me across a number of trails that happen to be smack bang in the middle of dieback affected bushland.

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Wungong Regional Park Roleystone – There and Back Again

Just when I thought my season was over summer went and turned on a beautiful 27ºc Saturday. I only realised how glorious the weather was going to be yesterday (Friday) So we hiked… oh boy did we hike.

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Yanchep National Park – Crystal Cave

This weekend we headed out to Yanchep National Park for something a little different! Caving!

Arriving at Yanchep Park you’re greeted at the Gate where you pay your $12 per car entry fee and are told to proceed through to the Visitors Centre to purchase your cave tickets.

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Puffed Out and Proud

Do you ever see other people when you’re out on the trails? I do. Often.  And for a moment I’m embarrassed.

I’m embarrassed because I’m puffing and panting and red in the face. I’m embarrassed because my clothes aren’t right and my water bottle has leaked, soaking my backpack.

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Bibbulmun – Day Hike Kalamunda

Remember that REALLY wet weekend we had in October, where it poured for two days straight – yeah, The Chatty Hiker and I decided that was a GREAT weekend to go hiking… and we weren’t wrong!

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Bush First Aid

There have been many instances where I have been grateful that I am pretty pedantic when it comes to first aid kit up-keep. The Angry Hiker has often shaken his head at me while I review what I have in the first aid kit before setting off on what will be a short journey, close the civilisation and not in difficult terrain. But I do it anyway.

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Plus Size Hiking Apparel as Common as Unicorn Tears

Choosing what to wear when you go hiking can be a bit of a task. It’s worse when you’re overweight.

The reality is that hiking wear is not readily available if you happen to be over a size 14/16. The big brands just don’t stock it.

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Prisoner of War Camp – Balmoral Trail Jarrahdale

You may have gathered by now that I live close to Jarrahdale. I like to explore my local area and a friend let me know that there was actually a World War II prisoner of war camp out Balmoral Road, so naturally I was intrigued!

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Jarrahdale – Mundlimup Timber Trails

Last week we spoke about trail running – today I found the perfect trail jogging loop trail!

Mundlimup Timber Trail is located in Jarrahdale. It’s an easy loop trail offering both a 3 kilometre and 6 kilometre option. The trail is quite flat, making it perfect for beginner trail runners to stretch their legs.

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