137-What’s up in 2020?

Show Notes

In this our first episode for 2020 we take a look at the impacts that the current bushfires gripping many parts of Australia at the time of this podcast are having on hiking and what this may mean for the longer term. In addition, hiking is receiving a boost from state governments so we review proposed walking trails due to open later in 2020 as well as others scheduled for future years and discuss why the NSW Government in particular, is investing in these new trails.

Podcast Overview

In this episode we discuss:

  • Introduction
  • Bushfires and the impacts on hiking
    • The short term impacts
      • Where is everyone?
      • Have I got a deal for you!
    • The long term impacts
      • Environmental impacts
  • New trails due for release in late 2020
    • Grampians Peak Trail, Victoria
      • Due to open in late 2020
      • 13 days
      • 160 km
    • Murramarang South Coast Walk, New South Wales
      • 46 km
      • Batemans Bay to Bawley Point
  • New trails due for release in 2021
    • ‘Philosophers Tale’ (proposed), Tasmania
      • Due to open in 2021
      • West Coast – Tyndall Ranges
      • 3 days
      • 44 km
  • New trails due for release in 2022
    • Snowies Iconic Walk, New South Wales
      • Due to open in 2022
      • 3 days
      • 44 km
      • Thredbo to Lake Crackenback
    • Light to Light Walk (upgrade), New South Wales
      • Due to open in 2022
      • 4 days
      • 30 km
      • Ben Boyd Tower to Green Cape Lighthouse
  • Podcasts for 2020
    • We have scheduled 38 episodes for 2020, down from 46 in 2019
    • We are still planning our episodes for 2020 and are aiming at providing a more regular release of:
      • Trail reviews recorded on trail
      • Industry and hiker interviews
      • Hiking Practice
  • Our next scheduled episode is due for release on 15 January
    • This episode will be an industry interview, topic still to confirm
  • Episode close

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