The Heavy Hiker

Sharing Hiking Experiences in Western Australia

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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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There’s an App For That – Bushwalking Apps

I’ve talked a lot about how ‘connected’ we are to social media, so I suppose this is a ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ post.

There are so many ‘apps’ out there these days, there are even some good ones for hiking!

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Solo Hiking – Staying Safe

Safety is a huge concern these days. Safety when you’re out on the trails is no different.

For this reason a lot of people prefer group hiking as opposed to solo hiking and I can understand why, but I have to wonder if you’re missing out.

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Trail Events Perth WA

Motivation is a funny thing. It can come and go like the wind.

When you have it, you have the ability to soar to your fullest potential. When you don’t have it, it can be difficult to even manage the normal day-to-day things you know you must do.

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Cape Peron – Family Friendly Trail Walking

This morning we decided to blow away some winter cobwebs and we headed to Rockingham Lakes Regional Park – Point Peron.

I’m not usually one for coastal walks but with our recent cold weather, a bout of tonsillitis and the need for some fresh air, The Restless Hiker and I decided it was a good idea to head to the shoreline!

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Contigo West Loop Autoseal Travel Mug 2.0 – AKA Heaven Mug

I love coffee. No, I LOVE coffee.

Only one a day, but a GOOD one per day.

Often when I set off on a day hike I’ll swing past my favourite coffee van for a flavour infused, sweet elixir of life before setting off in search of sun, solitude and serenity.

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