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Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 7:50 pm

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What are the sounds you associate with bushwalking?
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 7:50 pm

Snapping of sticks signals a campfire :)
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 7:52 pm

A recent one in Abercrombie NP was the tweeting of at least 5 different small bird species at dawn, right around my tent in the shrubbery.

Sweet as.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby north-north-west » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:10 pm

Sound? What is that?
*struggles to remember*
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Hallu » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:15 pm

The sound of bushwalking ? "OH FOR *&%$#! SAKE" is a nice one, after sliding on mud or ice.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:16 pm

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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:34 pm

No vehicles, no talking
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:35 pm

The clip clip of a big roos toes taking off
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Eremophila » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:43 pm

The gentle creak of my pack.

On a busy trail - the click-clack of walking poles of a group about to overtake me.

The delightful nothingness.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Eremophila » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 9:04 pm

OR

the sounds of our favourite "hiking anthems".

Favourites include:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.... not sure why

The Lonely Goatherd - great song for climbing hills

and probably some others that I wouldn't admit to.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby taswegian » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 9:04 pm

The sheer pleasure of the sound of silence.
Something not found elsewhere or seldom at least.

As much as one doesn't like rain when bush, the sound of gentle rain on a japara tent when snug in the bag, is something I'll never forget.

Currawongs. As maligned as they are its a pleasant sound to my ears and a reminder that I'm currently embedded in my beloved bush.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 9:45 pm

Neo wrote:A recent one in Abercrombie NP was the tweeting of at least 5 different small bird species at dawn, right around my tent in the shrubbery.

Sweet as.


What phone were they tweeting with?


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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 9:47 pm

On a serious note, you can’t beat the sound of rain on your tarp / tent when you’re inside warm and dry for the night!


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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby stepbystep » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 9:57 pm

1/ The chugga chugga, puff puff of my meditative uphill momentum.

2/ The rumble of rocks bumping along the bed of a river rising up through my boots.

3/ The internalisation experienced as rain smashes into my gore-tex while I slop and sludge my way along the rutted mudsludgeslipslide of a sw track.

4/ The sound of an exploding grin, experienced hearing the exultant expression of a fellow walker as they take in indescribable beauty(that's a noise I've heard you make nnw, makes all the scrub bashing and cursing worthwhile :) )

5/ The low, barely perceivable hum of the Earth pushing through space while sitting alone atop a remote mountain, a clear and still night, SW Tasmania.

6/ Wind in trees, waves breaking on the fatal shore etc etc etc

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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby neilmny » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 5:37 am

The music of the birds, some so tiny they have to move before my wonky old eyes can even see them.
The crackle of twigs under my feet.
The whisper of a breeze in Sheoaks.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ribuck » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 6:56 am

That involuntary sound you make when you slam on the brakes to avoid stepping on a snake.

The occasional sound of a tree falling somewhere in the bush at night.

The drip-drip-drip of the camping overhang that just won't let you fall asleep.

The different sounds the water makes as it heats up in the billy - fizzing, hissing, then eventually ebbulating.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby kbm63 » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 7:29 am

The swish swish sound as material of my long pants rub against each other - maybe I need to loose weight around the thighs. :D
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ofuros » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 11:57 am

Huuuum of millions of insects on a still, hot & humid summers day...
Screeeching Red tailed black cockatoo's as they head down the valley...
Slithering snakes through the dry leaf litter...
Kookaburra's territorial morning calls...
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ofuros » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 1:43 pm

The primal scream of a non bushwalker finding their 1st leech or tick attached to their body... :lol:
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby ChrisJHC » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 2:32 pm

Speaking of songs in the bush, why is it always the worst songs that get stuck in your head while you're hiking?

My last trip, I had some song from the band Westlife going over and over - I didn't even know I knew any Westlife songs!
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby Neo » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm

A shout out to the Currawongs this particular sunset

Cheeky too, don't have to move too far for them to duck into camp
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby rcaffin » Wed 15 Nov, 2017 8:57 pm

Dinner on the Colo R. Half an hour of a lyrebird going through his entire repertoire, a few metres away.
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Re: Sounds of Bushwalking

Postby cajun » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 8:17 am

Very jealous Roger. :-)

On some of the more popular tracks in the RNP (wedding cake, figure 8), excited foreign languages. Strange I know, but it is for me nice to share something other than the Bridge and Opera House.

One "non sound" I always love is the quiet when you walk out of a windswept track into a tree lined grove.
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
And at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.
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