169-Great North Walk a Failed thru Hike

Show notes

In November of 2020 Tim commenced his journey on the 260 km Great North Walk which runs between the Australian east coast cities of Newcastle and Sydney. This journey ended up being a very short walk as he pulled the pin on this hike just prior to lunch on day 2 for reasons he discusses in this podcast episode.

In this episode we provide an introduction to this trail, bring you recordings made on 1.5 days on the trail before discussing reasons for halting this hike.

Podcast Overview

Southward Ho! Tim’s journey on the Great North Walk begins

  • Introduction to the Great North Walk (time index 00:01:46)
    • A bit about the track
      • History
      • Approximately distance
      • National Parks
        • He transits through a number of National Parks and State Forests
  • Logistics
    • Time of year
    • Why North to South
    • 11 days planned
    • Daily average
    • Food
    • Accomodation
  • Day 1 Off I Go (time index 00:14:14)
    • Through the city of Newcastle
  • Day 2 Into the bush (time index 00:34:18)
    • A very short day covering just 9.5 km before making a difficult decision
  • Day 1 and 2 review (time index 00:38:41)
    • A review
  • Lessons learnt
    • Avoid the heat (Duh)
    • Mindset

Close (time index 01:14:42)

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