10 Tips for Unpacking your Gear


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10 tips for unpacking your gear

10 Tips for unpacking your gear and making the last bit of your trip less painful

You’ve had the best trip of your life! You saw unbelievable sights, cooked amazing meals, and made unforgettable memories. You’ve packed up your gear, drove the long trek home, and as exhausted as you are from your trip, you have one more task: to unpack your gear. But it doesn’t have to painful. It can actually be quick and organized! Here are 10 tips for unpacking your gear:

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Healthy Park Walks at Tarra-Bulga National Park


Friends of Tarra-Bulga National Park

A FREE guided walk among lush green ferns, giant mountain ash and myrtle beech. Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park.

Times are below:

Wednesday 26 August – Corrigan Suspension Bridge Circuit
Meet at Visitor Centre (60 min walk)

Monday 28 September – Tarra Valley Rainforest Walk
Meet at Tarra Valley carpark (30 min walk)

Thursday 22 October – Corrigan Suspension Bridge Circuit
Meet at Visitor Centre (60 min walk)

Monday 16 November – Tarra Valley Rainforest Walk
Meet at Tarra Valley carpark (30 min walk)

Wednesday 9 December – Corrigan Suspension Bridge Circuit
Meet at Visitor Centre (60 min walk)

Meet at 10am

BYO: Morning tea suitable for a picnic

To register or for program updates go to www.heartfoundation.org.au/greenwalks or call 1300 362 787.

For enquiries, please contact Nikki or Stacey, Local Coordinators Heart Foundation Walking on 1800 242 696.

Park Walks Flyer pdf

Start of the Fern Gully Loop Track and the Scenic Track. Start of the Fern Gully Loop Track…

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Is It Really Safe to Go Trekking in Nepal Again?


TIME

Nepal’s Himalayan tour operators are criticizing a new government-sanctioned report that declared one of the country’s most popular trekking circuits safe for tourists after massive earthquakes ravaged the country in late April.

They say the study was hastily conducted, without enough fieldwork to back up the findings.

The report, funded by the U.K. and conducted by structural-engineering company Miyamoto, found that the Annapurna circuit was not as badly damaged as initially feared, the BBC says.

The government welcomed the report’s conclusions that very few trails in the area needed repairs after quakes on April 26 and May 12 killed more than 9,000 people across the tiny mountain nation.

Several companies and associations that facilitate trekking expeditions across the Himalayan mountains surrounding Nepal, however, are less enthusiastic. Most say they were not consulted for their input, despite their intimate familiarity with and practical knowledge of the region.

“Such assessments need to…

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Long Distance Hiking/Bushwalking


The links below are to a number of articles that take a look at long distance hiking/bushwalking, including a number of walks in the USA and the United Kingdom.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/apr/17/pacific-coast-trail-long-distance-hiking-men-women
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/19/top-10-long-distance-hiking-trails-us-california-oregon-texas
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/nov/06/walking-guides-uk-long-distance-footpaths-grand-union-canal
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/may/13/exmoor-somerset-walk
http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2012/may/13/lake-district-cumbria-walk