222-East Gippsland Rail Trail reality vs expectations

Show notes

In this podcast episode I discuss my pre trip expectations for the East Gippsland Rail Trail versus the reality of the trip itself. In many cases the trip panned out as expected but with any outdoor adventure there are always things that ended up going differently than expected.

Podcast Overview

In this podcast episode we discuss what to consider when choosing socks for hiking:

  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:32)
    • Why am I doing this trip? (time index 0:02:04)
    • Is this real hiking? (time index 0:03:07)
      • Logistics (time index 0:04:21)
        • Weather conditions
          • Rain!
          • Temperatures 0-16 degrees cells over the 4 days
        • Transport options to and from trailhead
          • What are the options and what did I choose?
        • Accomodation
          • Tent or B & B
        • Equipment
        • Trail surface
          • Sealed and fine gravel
    • Distances Travelled (time index 0:20:26)
      •  Actual
        • Day 1 – 31km
        • Day 2 – 13km
        • Day 3 – 28km
        • Day 4 – 34km
      • What am I excepting to see? (time index 0:22:42)
        • People
        • Old Rail infrastructure
        • Bushland
        • Animals
    • Last words (time index 0:31:53)
  • Bloopers (time index 0:39:34)
  • Close (time index 0:39:40)

Trail write up

East Gippsland Rail Trail trip write up

Rail Trail Resources

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