Location: Julimar State Forest North to Pither Reserve
Trail Marker: The Pilgrim Trail Markers
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Cost: $0, free entry
Date Hiked: 20th July 2017
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Day six had us leaving the Julimar State Forest across Dewar Rd, walking past a Military area, open pastures and canola fields, a 24km adventure.
It was one of our mentally toughest days as we had split up a little more as a group. The body was starting to ache, feet were numb and frustration was kicking in. Five out of the six days walking in the rain was taking it's toll.
Once we had crossed Dewar Rd the initial section of trail followed the fence line of a Military Range so not really very exciting to walk past.
It then got a little more relaxing as we meandered along more fence lines with State forest on one side and open pastures on the other!
The Canola fields were stunning but we got absolutely hammered with rain as we approached Pither Road Reserve.
The thought of having to setup camp in the pouring rain had us mentally screwed and the worst was yet to come with a bad storm on it's way so I made the decision to call Carrah Farm (our accommodation for night 7) to see if we could stay an extra night and arrive early. The thought of comfy beds, a hot bath/shower and a pot belly fire was way to appealing and we were so thankful they said yes. Dave picked us up from the corner of Pithers and Old Plains Road and drove us there. We resumed the next day back at where we were picked up.
Hopefully this post inspires you to visit and if so, we would love to hear your thoughts on the trail. Please feel free to tag us in your adventures.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we walk, the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people & wish to acknowledge them as traditional owners paying respects to their Elders, past & present, and Elders from other communities who may be here today.