165-Plan N

Show notes

2020 is likely to be a memorable for so many reasons! I had planned to be walking the Australian Alps Walking Track in mid November but between the fires and COVID, this track is off the menu and likely to be so for the next few months. The term ‘flogging a dead horse’ comes to mind in my attempt to do this walk. As this podcast goes to air it’s one month out and it’s time to make a decision. In this podcast episode we discuss the planning process for this walk, what I have decided to do and why, and what my November adventure now looks like. I am not alone in this process with so many hikers around Australia going through a similar experience. Is this you?

Podcast overview

In this episode we talk about my upcoming yearly big hike, the planning process and the reasons for my decision:

  • Podcast introduction
  • What I had originally planned (time index 00:02:05)
    • The Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT)
      • Reason for timing
        • Snow and heat
      • Issues (time index 00:04:39)
        • COVID
        • Fires
  • Decision time (time index 00:10:00)
    •  What my options were
      • What I could do
      • What I couldn’t do
      • Where I landed (time index 00:15:46)
        • About the Great North Walk
  • Just in Case (time index 00:21:22)
    • So what happen if we get more fires?

Close (time index 00:26:48)

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