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Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino
2 years ago

Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino

If a hiker tells you that a 790+ km long-distance journey is all killer and no filler, they’re fibbing. It doesn’t matter if you’re following the PCT in the US, …
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Day 18 – Bercianos Del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas
2 years ago

Day 18 – Bercianos Del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas

I’ve always suspected that it’s a basic human impulse to yearn for rewarding new experiences; however, somewhere along the way to adulthood, we refit this instinct to crave comfort, convenience …
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Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León
2 years ago

Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León

As a result of my feet flittering through the route’s previous major municipalities – in Pamplona, Burgos and Logroño – I hadn’t yet absorbed big-city culture on the Camino Francés. …
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Day 20 – León (Rest Day)
2 years ago

Day 20 – León (Rest Day)

The Camino’s extravagant cities provide captivating experiences for a travel-worn trekker. Just the thought of bubbling festivities, sprawling parklands and ancient architecture can replenish the reserves of even the most …
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Day 21 – León to Villar de Mazarife
2 years ago

Day 21 – León to Villar de Mazarife

If you’ve managed to hike an entire long-distance trail without questioning every decision you’ve ever made, then congratulations to you. Well done. I have much less control of my thoughts …
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Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga
2 years ago

Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga

What seemed like a lifetime ago back on Day 13, I marched out of Burgos eager to chew through the Camino’s challenging Meseta. After a week and a half of …
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Heysen Trail Packing List
2 years ago

Heysen Trail Packing List

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, how much should a pack weigh?

The general ‘long-distance hiking rule’ is that a loaded backpack should not weigh more than 20% of your overall body weight. To give you an …
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11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel
2 years ago

11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel

By  •  Journal

April 6, 2019, marked my second year as a wandering nomad. I celebrated this anniversary by plonking myself down in my current two-cat house sit and contemplating all of my life …
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Heysen Trail Food Plan
2 years ago

Heysen Trail Food Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

Once I had outlined my trail itinerary and organised my resupply plan, my next step was to decide what I’d eat for the next 2 months. Each dish needed to be nutritious, …
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Heysen Trail In the Press
2 years ago

Heysen Trail In the Press

By  •  Heysen Trail

In the Press Date Press Release Aug 2018 East & Hills Messenger (Online and Print)

‘Josh West will spend the next two months hiking the 1200km Heysen Trail to fundraise …
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