WHO AM I
My name is Carly Jones, I’m 30 years old and have a love for hiking and the outdoors. I have lived in Gippsland my whole life but am only now discovering how amazing this place truly is.
I found hiking when I was at the lowest point in my life, I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and was left with severe pain and a limp. For a year and a half, I was unable to do much physically and was lucky to be able to walk. Thanks to a cortisone injection and surgery I was able to recover, rehabilitate and start walking again. So, I decided if walking was the only thing I could do then that’s what I was going to try. I had always hated walking but as I have found out, just being able to walk is the best gift and it’s something we take for granted. I am so very grateful hiking became my new hobby because it has changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined.
Not only do I now possess a passion for hiking but also a passion for Gippsland. I want to change people’s perspective of the area and show them there is so much more here than first meets the eye.
I created my website because I was finding it hard to find information on walks to do in the area and having to do a lot of research to find them. So, my idea was to have all the walks in Gippsland on the one website, with plenty of photos and a run through on what to expect on the walks. I am currently still in the process of writing and adding all the walks to my page, so it is always changing as I explore more areas of Gippsland.
I hope my website can show you some places you might not have known existed or just some new places to explore in Gippsland.
Thanks for visiting!