Overland Track in Tasmania
You might remember Darren from our post about him hiking 220 miles of the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal. He happens to work at a local Atmosphere store, and his adventures are a great way to get some extra field-testing on our gear. He recently traveled to Australia and brought along the Alpha FL jacket, Rampart shorts, and Motus Crew.
"I did the Overland Track in Tasmania and got lucky with the weather. The fire season was in full effect but the winds coming up from the Antarctic kept Cradle Mountain valley cool and fire-free. I was able to tramp the entire track and summit Cradle and Ossa in two and a half days. It was a challenge to get to the trailhead and I didn't start until mid-afternoon on day one but managed to balance the ninety-five kilometers fairly evenly. The final day saw rain and knee-high mud, but that only added to the trail happiness. I had wombats, wallabies, and echidnas as campmates, and snakes and possums as pests – one possum actually took a bite out of my cork-handled trekking pole."
Check out more of Darren's photos in an album on our Facebook page, and make sure you track him down the next time you're in the Coquitlam Atmosphere.