Location: Del Park Road to Logue Brook Dam
Trail Marker: Blue Triangle with Munda Biddi symbol
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Cost: $0, free entry
Date Rode: 26th - 27th January 2018
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The following weekend was Daves first overnighter as he set out to complete another section from Del Park Road to Logue Brook Dam, a 81km adventure.
Chelle dropped me off back on the track, packed and ready to do my first over night section. The trail switches from road to trail and back to road again passing by Oakley Dam which is located just off the trail, a great place to stop for a swim on a hot day.
I started to hear the Alcoa conveyor belt running but pushed passed some old re-vegetated areas. I'm guessing Alcoa has planted after mining. I found a painted bike in the bush after Marrinup camping area and not too far along found myself in Dwellingup. Make sure you check out the steam trains behind the visitor centre and sign into the book for the trail. I didn't know about the book until after my trip so there is no entry for me. There is accommodation at the Blue Wren Cafe and at the pub but I pushed on and stayed at the Bidjar Ngoulin hut. It was not a bad ride from Dwellingup, I enjoyed the part from Nanga to the hut and having a feed of black berries as I went along stopping at white water rest areas. When you get to the hut there is a stream with a waterfall, a great place to wash. Just be careful as the rocks are slippery .
I had a great sleep, enjoyed some oats for brekky and a nice cup of tea before heading off to Logue Brook Dam where I planned to have lunch with my family.
As I rode along the tracks I had curious kangaroos wondering what the hell this guy was doing and emu's running away. Trail conditions were compact. You know your getting close to the dam when you hear the ski boats on the water. I turned right and headed down the hill but unfortunately got caught out by potholes which stopped me in my tracks as I popped a tyre not just the tube so sadly had to head home to do some repairs. I ended up getting some tubeless fats put on. Made a huge difference to the rest of the ride.
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 first nations 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.