262- Arid hiking

Show notes

Australia is a large continent with just about every type of environment and vegetation you can imagine ranging from coastal, to alpine, to forest; and then there’s our semi arid and arid regions which make up around 70% of the continent. While the practice of planning hikes is the same no matter where you are, there are some specific considerations that hiking in the semi arid and arid regions of Australia require. In this podcast episode we look at what these are.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:30)
    • Definitions (time index 0:01:52)
      • What does Arid-Semi Arid mean?
    • Key considerations
      1. Temperatures (time index 0:03:03)
      2. Layering (time index 0:05:11)
      3. Avoid the extreme heat (time index 0:12:00)
      4. Water (time index 0:14:23)
      5. Flash Flooding (time index 0:20:14)
      6. Learn to recognise the negative impacts of heat (time index 0:23:13)
      7. Wildlife and vegetation (time index 0:25:04)

Last words (time index 0:30:00)


Close (time index 0:31.53)

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