Tasmania specific bushwalking discussion.
Tasmania specific bushwalking discussion. Please avoid publishing details of access to sensitive areas with no tracks.
Sat 31 Jul, 2021 1:46 pm
Anyone got any idea how many copies have been printed in total since day one (including updated versions) ??
Sun 01 Aug, 2021 2:38 pm
Pretty hard to judge the impact of these books without any real numbers........
On my last visit to Tassie (March 2021) I was blown away by the increase in traffic from 12 months previous. The place is going crazy.
While its good to see the place prosper it definitely has its downsides and more people in the bush is one of them.
You can't blame people who have just moved there for wanting to get out and explore their new surroundings. Not sure what percentage of these people have an edition of the Abels book ? My guess is far more people new to the bushwalking community are watching youtube clips than walking into a bookshop.
Sun 01 Aug, 2021 7:50 pm
KKAS* survives and continues on.
Let's stop these pesky intruders.
* King Canute Appreciation Society.
Mon 02 Aug, 2021 11:38 am
Nah, pleanty of space. Published GPX files would be worse than a book but it's no one thing (or nobody) in particular. There's a smouldering commercial side, lined up (or forced) to take advantage of any new opportunities. And it's in black and white that our park service would serve their role (making da parks pay) better by even encouraging overuse. Ultimately, all tracks closed other than to private huts would offer the dual purpose of extracting the most revenue- from the least feet, looking 'conservationist'. Sure, someone may have bagged all peaks without supplementary GPS by then, be quick, there are still prizes to grab.
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