Orroral Valley to Corin Forest and return
The walk included around 15 km of foot tracks, 3 km of which were too rough to wheel my pack (so I had to carry it for those 3 km). The Trekker’s Friend carried it all of the rest of the walk, which was great. Part of the walk was on the Orroral Valley Circuit.
1 day, 42 km, November 2019.
The Great North Walk, Sydney to Newcastle (first 4 days to Wondabyne station only so far)
I did the first 4 days of this walk in late June 2020. Great (winter) weather mostly but for this part of the walk the track was way too rough for the Trekker’s Friend to carry my pack for much of the way. Nonetheless this was a good chance to ensure that carrying it worked as well, which is important.
4 days, 102 km, June 2020
Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains
I did this walk on the October long weekend. Great weather, and once again the Trekker’s Friend carried my pack most of the way, which made it pretty easy,
I met some people from the Central West Bushwalking Club who put a photo of me and the Trekker’s Friend in their newsletter, which was nice!
3 days, 46 km, October 2019
Australian Alpine Walking Track (AAWT)
Dead Horse Gap to Whites River and return
I did this walk with an early prototype of the Trekker’s Friend in December 2018. I walked to Whites River over the Main Range and the Rolling Grounds, camped at Consett Stephen Pass, and returned via Munyang, Smiggin Holes, and the road to Charlotte’s Pass (part of which I hitchhiked). This walk is partly described in this article.
2 days, approx 70 km, December 2018
Tharwa to Guthega Power Station
I walked this part of the Australian Alpine Walking Track (AAWT) with an early prototype of the Trekker’s Friend in October 2018. It carried my pack most of the way, which was great! There was too much snow to continue to Dead Horse Gap…for now. This route is described at a high level in this article.
9 days, approx 200 km, October 2018
Walhalla to Rumpff Saddle
I walked this section of the AAWT with an early version of the Trekker’s Friend and a group. This route is described in this article.
7 days, approx 110 km, November 2017
Mt Hotham to Omeo Highway
The first long distance test of very early prototypes of the Trekker’s Friend, which I walked with a group. This route is described in this article.
5 days, approx 100 km, December 2015