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I am a keen photographer and lover of wilderness

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  1. Hi Barrie. Nice meeting you out on Mt. Tennant the other day. Our legs are still reminding us of that hike (stiff calves especially!). See you around! Martin & Emma

    • Happy New Year, Martin and Emma! thanks for saying hi. glad to learn I put the note on the right car. I often go up Mt Tennant summer and winter, sometimes in snow. Right on the edge of town but a lovely feeling of remoteness. In summer I don’t really enjoy the long section down from the track intersection as it is always hot and seems to go on and on. Not surprised your legs are feeling it! Wishing you a safe trip home. Regards, Barrie

    • Happy New Year, Martin and Emma! thanks for saying hi. glad to learn I put the note on the right car. I often go up Mt Tennant summer and winter, sometimes in snow. Right on the edge of town but a lovely feeling of remoteness. In summer I don’t really enjoy the long section down from the track intersection as it is always hot and seems to go on and on. Not surprised your legs are feeling it! Wishing you a safe trip home. Regards, Barrie

  2. Hi Barry, I attempted to reply to your email you sent me and it bounced back. Here is what I wrote.
    Thanks so much for the tips! It was difficult to choose with how huge and
    varied Australia is. I know I’ll for sure be returning to hit up more of
    Australia. The ones I chose were pretty easy for planning purposes and
    logistics on my end. I had to plan around the timing of the TA Nov-March.
    I’m also excited to get on a trail that I can turn off my mind for awhile
    and just cruise on the Bib. I for sure contemplated Tasmania and it is
    still on the maybe list for when I finish the TA if I have the funds and
    energy. I heard that after the TA, I’ll just want to go home, so I am just
    going to see how I feel.

    • Hi Erin, many thanks for your comments. Feel free to contact me for any help or suggestions I can give. I am getting on in years, but if I can still do packwalks such as the Overland Track and the wonderful South Coast Track in Tasmania, then come along and join me. With the South Coast Track you are flown into Melaleuca in a very small plane onto a landing strip and then you have to walk out over 6-8 days depending on the weather. This is the most incredible wilderness. I am still doing packwalks, but for how long I do not know. Canberra offers a centre for wonderful walks in places like the remote Budawangs and the Snowy Mountains. If you were in Canberra, at the right times, I am sure that the Canberra Bushwalking club and the National parks Association (sort of the Aussie version of the Sierra Club) would love to have you talk to them. I have no idea why your email bounced. I will try sending my address again, direct to your email address. I would be interested to know if it works. Happy walking. Barrie

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