Despite severe damage caused by the bushfires, the region is slowly regenerating. We headed back to Kosciuszko last year and spent another four months walking all the proposed routes between January and April, to document walks for this book.
We have included a complete range of short, medium and long day-walks, as well as overnight walks and multi-day hikes covering all regions of the park, from the Pilot Wilderness Area in the south, and north past the Jagungal and Bogong wilderness areas in the north.
We have included walks that will appeal to a wide range of people with differing interests and fitness levels.
Track notes for the complete Australian Alps Walking Track are included in this book. We have re-walked all sections of the AAWT that were affected by the 2002 and 2006 fires, regrowth and track building, and the notes have recently been checked on the ground by several AAWT end-to-enders. Local park rangers have also checked the notes to ensure they were as current as possible before we went to print.
About the authors:
John and Lyn rank among Australia's most experienced bushwalking writers! They have been writing and publishing bushwalking books for many years and have turned their passion for conservation, bushwalking and travel into an occupation that allows them to spend months at a time working (walking) in the bush.
They are regular contributors to major outdoor and travel magazines and guidebooks, including Outdoor Australia, Wild and Lonely Planet.
They have also written a wide range of feature stories for outdoor, travel and lifestyle magazines including; Go Camping, On The Road, Caravan & Motorhome, Caravan World, Off-Road Great Escapes, the Heart Wise Journal, Inflight Magazine and Heritage in Trust. They have had articles and photos published in metropolitan and regional newspapers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria as well as in the Washington Post.
Both are active members of the National Parks Association of Queensland and also lead walks for NPAQ.
John and Lyn are also experienced Tour Leaders. They regularly organise extended hiking trips throughout Australia, especially in areas where they are researching new guide books or magazine articles.
Over the last few years they have organised and conducted combined walking and adventure trips to exotic destinations in Asia, South America, North America and Europe.
Their next guided international walking and adventure trip (March/April 2009) is to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. This trip is fully subscribed, but another trip focussing on South Africa is being planned for late 2009 or early 2010.
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Apart from the second Africa trip, current plans include excursions to Patagonia, (possibly Antarctica) Spain and Morocco.
With around 2000 kilometres of tracks and trails, there's something in this totally rewritten and updated edition to suit everyone - from families with children, to active travellers and hard-core bushwalkers.