Blog Roll

Here are Links to Various Useful Sites

Johnny Boy’s blog site by John Evans, Canberra Australia. John has a lot of useful stuff mainly for ACT. His information on walking and using a GPS are invaluable. He showed me how to get trip data onto topographic maps

Bushwalk Australia Forums

Oztopo Australian Maps for Garmin GPS units  I have these on my Oregon 650

NSW Spatial Information Services Gives you access to Six maps on line as well as downloading 1:25000 maps as a pdf or buying a paper version

Books for Hikers and Backpackers (Revised & Updated 2017) by Cam Honan (an Australian now living in the US)

Bushwalking Australia A peak body of clubs with access to lots of great information

John Chapman Bushwalking in Australia. Has written many great guides to various track

Exploring the Jagungal Wilderness : A bushwalkers guide to Kosciuszko National Park by Robert Green The link is a sample pdf of the book that gives you a sample of some of its text and maps and information on where to buy the book is This book was published in late 2015 providing useful insights & information about the eastern part of the Jagungal wilderness area of the park. It covers the area from Tin Hut in the south to Mackays Hut in the north & Davey’s Hut in the east. It is generally east of the AAWT along the Valentine & Grey Mare Trails. It covers many of the tracks & routes I have walked since 1990 and Robert has drawn on some of my information as well as those of the older horsemen and graziers. It should be emphasised the area is rugged & on the Great Divide and associated ranges like the Kerries and Mt Jagungal it can get to 2000m of higher. Conditions can change rapidly and walkers need to be properly equipped. Mobile phone reception is poor although there is some reception from Mt Jagungal, OKeefe’s Hut & near Tin Hut. In preparing for the book I took Robert for a walk across to the old Constance Hut site then up past Reid’s Hut site to the top then the Porcupine then to Tin Hut. I then showed him the right way from Mawson’s Hut to the route down to Kidman’s Hut and back to the Gungarlin River.

Exploring GPS – A GPS Users Guide by NSW Department of Lands  A comprehensive guide to the technology of GPS, purchasing a GPS receiver, and how to use it. Published Dec 2007 (might be a bit dated now)

The Bushwalkers Guide to the Galaxy – Alan Sheehan’s useful guide to Improvised Navigation  How to navigate the Surface of the Earth with less than a GPS or Compass

Pretty Plain Hut Rebuilt and Opened Some great pictures of the rebuilding. The reopening of the hut with pictures from 2010 in Kosciuszko National Park