In February of this year I decided that my long distance hike for 2021 was going to be the 1200km south Australian Heysen Trail and part of my decision for bringing this trail forward a year was that I wanted a trail that was based in a single state and unlikely to be impacted my COVID related issues. It didn’t quite work out that was and as a result I had to pivot to another trail and my choice became the 480km Tasmanian trail. In this episode we discuss the trail itself, and my upcoming trip including my concerns and expectations.
If everything goes to plan this will be the first in a series of 5 episodes including this episode, 3 from on trail, and 1 post trail episode.
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Tasmanian Trail with trailheads at Devonport in the north and Dover in the south travelling a distance of 480km in what can best be described at the centre of Tasmania.
Webcam showing Great Lake Tasmania (adjacent to the trail) with snow on 25 July, by the end of the day there was about 70cm of snow in this same image, and then another day later it has all been washed away. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the wether on this trip.
21 Days of food Tasmanian Trail. Actually its 22 days because I got carried away with the packaging
My first resupply box already in the post weighting in at around 7kg
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