A quick post to wish all our fantastic readers and friends a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
It has been a busy year in the “Our Hiking Blog” household with lots of action on the personal and blogging front.
Update of Blog Design and URL
We updated Our Hiking Blog to a WordPress platform and changed the URL to http://ourhikingblog.com.au/ (from blog spot) We are really happy with the “newish” look and it make it heaps easier to manage “blogging”.
Frank and Sue squeezed in a few trips:
– We hiked the Overland Track in September with John and Colin
– We had a fine adventure at Louisa Bay and part of the South Coast Track with John & Mark
– We wandered through the Walls of Jerusalem to the Overland Track and Cradle Mountain Lodge with Tom, Colin, Alex & Paul
Lost in Wilderness by bass_nroll / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
and Dave Noble
– The Overland Track in winter
We shared some excellent trip and gear reports.
Many thanks to the following guest posters who covered topics including
- Great South West Walk
- Bibbulman Track
- South Coast Track
- Overland Track
- Stewart Island , NZ
- The Grand Canyon
- Best hiking gear and gear reviews
In addition, we had some very popular topics that were read by many people.
The Overland Track eBook
We have just received it back from a graphic designer who has done a great job in making it look a bit more “professional”. It should be released early in the New Year. To anyone who has the “old” version and would like a copy of the “flash” one (same words, slightly different design) shoot us an email and we will send you one when it is ready.
Tassie Trip Planned for March
Sue is heading off to central Australia on a school trip so Frank is escaping to Tasmania for a hike with a mate John. Track yet to be determined.
Hiking Food eBook
We are working with a writer and clever bushwalking foodie to publish a new eBook on Bushwalking food. This has been a long term project (freebie will be sent to those that helped months ago) but we hope to release it in March or April.
We head off in a few days to our favourite camping spot at the beach. It is always a great break and we can’t wait!
Finally, if you have any topics, ideas or walks you would like us to blog about in 2010, please leave a comment. We will be happy to source the information and post it for you.