SIGN UP FOR THE 2019 FUTURE2 HIKING CHALLENGE TO TAKE ON THE GRAMPIANS MOUNTAIN RANGES AND RAISE FUNDS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG AUSTRALIANS IN NEED.
With a Friday morning start you’ll head to the Grampians National Park to trek to our camp site and a welcoming camp fire dinner. Over the course of the next 4 days you’ll hike the spectacular sandstone ridges, the impressive landscapes of peaks and valleys, the stunning panoramic views and impressive waterfalls.
Be inspired by the fresh air to get active with optional activities such as mountain biking (easy course) or kayaking the lakes. Or just spot and enjoy the colourful spring wildflowers and the multitude of native animals and birds. You’ll see kangaroos, koalas, emus, wedge-tailed eagles and more.
Observe and learn about the wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites and the rich Aboriginal history in the Grampians National Park.
Hikers taking on the Future2 Grampians Hike will take on the challenge of raising $1,200 to directly support Future2’s Make the Difference! Grant program.
Here are a few tips to help get you ready for you hike.
- Slow and steady. Start walking as early as possible and build your distance. Start with 2-3 walks a week (for an hour is ideal). A longer walk on the weekend is even better. Build up the length of your walks slowly, but aim to be able to walk for 5-6 hours at a time before your hike starts. A week or two out reserve your weekend to do a long walk each day, back to back.
- These boots… Invest in proper hiking boots or shoes, and wear them often. Hiking boots need to be worn in and your feet need to get used to them. Sturdy but light is best.
- Variety is the spice of life. Try walking on different terrain such as sand, rocks and dirt tracks. This will help build the muscles you may not use walking on a regular footpath, particularly those around your knees and ankles.