Advice and Recommendations before walking in the Blue Mountains
While walking in the Blue Mountains is very enjoyable there are a few precautions that should be observed
Indicate to friends or family your travel plans within the park. You can register your intended walk at a National Park visitor centre or police station. Personal location devices can be hired or purchased, I recommend always walking with one. The weather can change quickly in the mountains so be prepared for sudden variations in temperature.
Advice and things to pack
- Carry plenty of water as the streams can be polluted and are not safe to drink from.
- Use good walking shoes
- Carry a jacket and wear a hat, the mountains can be a four seasons in one day experience
- Some energy bars and adequate food for the day are a must
- A small first aid kit
- If you plan to walk away from main tracks plan to carry a map and GPS
Do not depend on phone reception in the Blue Mountains especially in valleys and canyons