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Hiking the You Yangs – Northern Range Walk

Standard, February 28, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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Here’s some footage from my walk this morning. I started at the Turntable car park, went towards Big Rock until I reached the Saddle turnoff.  I then walked along the Saddle, took the Northern Range trail, then back to Turntable along the Branding Yard Trail. This is a great walk – some hills (the one […]

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Hiking, Bushwalking & Exploring: What’s Next?

Standard, February 10, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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When I first started this blog about 18 months ago, it was really just a way to share my hiking stories with others. I’ve always loved writing (I always kept a diary growing up, plus English and English Literature were my favourite subjects at school), and it seemed like the perfect way to share my […]

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Food for the Soul

Standard, February 7, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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Back in high school (long before I discovered hiking) I’d rush through my homework so I could get down to the beach and go for a walk after school. My parents thought it was all about the surfer boy spotting (yeah OK, there was a bit of that too…). Whenever I felt stressed, tired, or […]

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Werribee Gorge: Top 5

Standard, January 26, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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What do normal people do on a public holiday? I don’t think it’s get up at 5am and start working…but that’s exactly what I did! Why? So I could get some things done then head off nice and early to Werribee Gorge. I’ve written about this piece of hikers paradise before (and it even features […]

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Hike the You Yangs in 2 -3 Hours

Standard, January 2, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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Recently I wrote a post on my favourite hikes in the You Yangs in Under an Hour.  Now I’m sharing my favourite hikes for when I have a bit longer. Timing’s for these should be used as a guide only, as there are many variables – such as: how many photos you stop to take […]

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Weekend Hiking in the Grampians

Standard, December 13, 2015, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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I spend a lot of time hiking close to Geelong, but this weekend I decided to venture a bit further out. It’s been 29 (!) years since I was last in Hall’s Gap. And after having a fantastic weekend bushwalking and camping there, it definitely won’t be another 29 years until I’m back. I did […]

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Hike the You Yangs in Under an Hour

Standard, December 1, 2015, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
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Short on time but you want to get out and stretch the legs? Here are my 2 favourite bushwalks to do up at the You Yangs when I don’t have much time: Flinders Peak: What you get: Go right to the top of the You Yangs for fantastic 360 degree views – you can see […]

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