I’m an Australian long-distance hiker, a journalist, a proudly average baseball player and a big fan of all things Western Australia. I’ve walked the entire Bibbulmun Track, and hiked two thirds of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019. I run this blog to record my adventures and help others go on their own. My three favourite things in life are hiking, sugar and the Green Bay Packers.
Julian (Mile 77) to Idyllwild (Mile 179) I was full of nachos and apple pie when I hobbled to the highway out of Julian and stuck out my thumb. Two other hikers joined me, and we tried for about 20 minutes to get a hitch back to Scissors Crossing, and the trail. Finally a small SUV pulled over, driven by a woman who owned one of the restaurants in town. She lives… Read More
Campo (Mile 0) to Julian (Mile 77) I arrived in Los Angeles a week before my PCT start date, and picked up a rental car at LAX. I was a little rusty at driving on the wrong side of the road, but nonetheless survived the drive to my couchsurfing host’s place in Sherman Oaks, about 15 minutes out of Hollywood. I spent a few days stocking up on gear and supplies, exploring… Read More
The PCT is a 2,450-mile long hiking trail that stretches all the way from the US border with Mexico in Campo, California, to Canada.
This easy 11.7km loop in Yanchep National Park is a gallery of colour during wildflower season, with the option of an overnight camp.
A challenging 11-kilometre loop in Walyunga National Park, with steep climbs at excellent views of the (sometimes) raging Avon River.
Solo hiking is an amazing challenge. Let's go... and keep going!
A writer from Perth, Australia
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