Some walks I've done with the Trekker's Friend

This page describes some walks I’ve done with the Trekker’s Friend hiking trailer. When developing the Trekker’s Friend I also spent a lot of time walking over and around Mount Rogers in the ACT.

Brindabellas

Picture taken by someone I met along the way, near Corin Forest

Orroral Valley to Corin Forest and return

I did this 42 km walk in a single day, from Orroral Valley Tracking Station Site to Corin Forest and return. I took a pack weighing 18 kg, and version 2.0 of the Trekker’s Friend.

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.


Blue Mountains

Getting close to Jenolan Caves on the Six Foot Track

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)

View towards Victorian high country from top of Mount Kosciuszko

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


Between Valentine's and Schlink huts on the AAWT - lots of snow around!

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


Lunch near Dibbins Hut on the AAWT

Mt Hotham to Dead Horse Gap

Walked this section of the AAWT with a group, and an early version of the Trekker’s Friend. This route is described at a high level in this article and this article,

13 days, approx 200 km, December 2017


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