2012 Bibbulmun Track FKT
Someday I will get around to writing a suitable report of my experience of hiking/running the Bibbulmun Track solo and self-supported (using 6 drops and accessing extra food and occasional accommodation in towns). It took me 17 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. And I loved every minute of it. Well maybe not every minute. But I would do it again in a heartbeat.
To verify that I visited every hut I took a selfie at each one with the hut name-sign in the background. I missed one picture, but it was at a hut that I slept at and after coming in late in the dark, I forgot to take a pic in my rush to get going the next morning. I didn't realise until I was a couple of kms down the track and I can assure you there was no thought of going back to take the pic. I also recorded my name in every hut log book (including the missing pic hut). Again I missed one log book but it wasn't really a hut, it was the Donnelly store and I didn't find out until after that there was even a log book in there. I did have a nice hot lunch there and while that doesn't serve as verification, it sure tasted good. I went to great lengths to make sure I was on the designated track. There were a couple of minor realignments that added some mileage. At Denmark I got a taxi around to Pelican Point. Hiking back along the inlet it was clear that this section of track almost never gets used (verified to me by the taxi driver on the way out to the drop off). But I wanted to do the full track.
22 November 2012
The entire traverse of the Bibb was recorded using a Gen 2 Spot tracker. Screenshots are all attached below.