A few weeks ago we ran a small competition with some Strive dehydrated hiking food as the prize. One of the winners was long time reader Greg from N.S.W.
Whenever we run competition or offer any advice about a trip, we always love getting emails or comments back letting us know what happened…..
Greg and his son Alex have been kind enough to share some words and images from their overnight walk to Balor Hut in the Warrumbungle NPOver to Greg:
My son & I had the opportunity to utilise some of the Strive food you sent me recently when we took an overnight walk to Balor Hut in the Warrumbungle NP.
I have attached a photo of us partaking in the fare for dinner Saturday night. We had it served over some chopped salami sausage which wasn’t too bad. I mean I dont think I’d be all that happy to pay $20 for it as a main at a local restaurant but, as we have often said, its amazing how good food can taste after a day’s walking. Even my son Alex, a rabid carnivore usually, finished his plateful!
Next time, I might try frying the salami a little first and maybe stir through some tomato paste for a little extra taste & moisture.
I have also attached an interesting shot of The Breadknife from the north side, just near Balor Hut, the opposite side to the iconic shot you always see of it more from the south eg from Lugh’s Throne or the Grand High Tops. Looks a lot less like an actual breadknife from this angle but still very impressive nonetheless. Its all pretty impressive there really.
It costs $5/night/person for hut use plus park entry fee. Camp in your own tent beside for park entry fee only. Pit toilet there for all to use. Not sure about inside hut but I think just basic furniture, bunks with no mattresses etc. It’s best to check with NPWS, you can visit the official Warrumbungle NP site for more information.
Many thanks to Greg and Alex for sharing their adventure. We still look back, as a family, with fond memories of camping trips with friends. It was great fun and the children have some fantastic stories and experiences.
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