Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End.

a trip by gillg
From: May 4th 2016
Until: July 4th 2016

The Bibbulmun Track is a long distance hiking track in Western Australia.

Where?

Western Australia.

Yes, Western Australia. For probably 99% of the world's population who have never heard of Western Australia it is far away from everywhere in the universe. It is almost 4000km from Sydney, 3400km from The Great Barrier Reef and 3700km from Ayers Rock (Uluru).

Anyway, we have this world class hiking trail that measures some 1004km. It stretches from Kalamunda, in the Perth hills, to Albany in the Great Southern region of the state.
The Track takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, into mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline. Depending on the season you might witness the annual migration of the humpback and southern wright whales, see some amazing wildflowers, get up close and personal with Australian fauna such as kangaroos, emus, possum, bandicoots, a million birds, some deadly reptiles such as the tiger snake or dugite and some not so deadly reptiles like the blue tongue lizard.... and if you choose your season poorly, trillions of flies... and ticks. Don't go in summer. Seriously. Summer equals bush fire, high temperatures and those trillion flies.

Along the way are 49 campsites with 3 sided shelters, a drop toilet, a water tank, a table and benches and tent sites. The trail is marked by distinctive yellow triangles with a black snake, they are called Waugal markers, the Waugal representing the rainbow serpent of the Aboriginal dreaming.
My plan is to walk north to south over 56 or 57 days with 2 -3 rest days in the various track towns along the way. It will be a challenge (the biggest one so far I think).

I am very excited.

My pack feels very heavy.
Trip Length: 9 weeks
Blog Entries: 49
Photos: 1513
Words: 43613

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
May 4th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End - Planning. Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth
May 5th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Hewett's Hill Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 6th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Helena Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 7th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Beraking Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth
May 8th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Mt Dale Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth
May 9th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... to Canning Temp Camp via Brookton Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 10th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Monadnocks Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 11th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Mt Cooke Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 12th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Nerang Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 13th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Gringer Creek Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 14th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... White Horse Hills Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 15th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Mt Wells Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
May 16th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Chadoora Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 17th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Dwellingup Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 18th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Swamp Oak Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 19th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking The Bibbulmun Track End to End... Murray Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 20th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Dookanelly Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 21st 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Possum Springs Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Dwellingup
May 22nd 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Yourdamung Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Collie
May 23rd 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Harris Dam Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Collie
May 24th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Collie Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Collie
May 25th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Yabberup Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Collie
May 26th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Noggerup Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Collie
May 27th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Grimwade Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Balingup
May 28th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Balingup Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Balingup
May 30th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Blackwood Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Balingup
May 31st 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Gregory Brook Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Balingup
June 1st 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Donnelly River Village Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Donnelly River
June 2nd 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track End to End... Tom Road Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Donnelly River
June 3rd 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Boarding House Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 4th 2016 Gill Goes... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Beavis Shelter, Beedelup Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 6th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track ... Pemberton Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 7th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track ... Warren Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 8th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track ... Schafer Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 9th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Northcliffe Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pemberton
June 10th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Gardner (not yet finished) Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Northcliffe
June 11th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track ... Maringup Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Northcliffe
June 12th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Dog Pool and Mt Chance Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Northcliffe
June 14th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track...Woolbales Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Pingrup
June 15th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Long Point Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Walpole
June 16th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Mt Clare Shelter Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Walpole
June 17th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Walpole Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Walpole
June 19th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Walpole To Denmark Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denmark
June 26th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Denmark to Torbay via Nullaki and West Cape Howe Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany
June 29th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Torbay to Muttonbird Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Torbay
June 30th 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Mutton Bird to Sandpatch Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany
July 1st 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Sandpatch to Albany Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany
July 2nd 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Daily Pics Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Albany
July 3rd 2016 Gill Goes.... Trekking the Bibbulmun Track... Gear Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth
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