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Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

The basic human instinct yearns for exciting new experiences; however, somewhere along the way to adulthood, we often refit this impulse to crave comfort, convenience and consistency. It’s can be …
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Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León
1 year ago

Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León

As a result of my feet flittering through the route’s other major municipalities – in Pamplona, Burgos and Logroño – I hadn’t yet absorbed big-city culture on the Camino Francés. …
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Heysen Trail Packing List
1 year ago

Heysen Trail Packing List

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, how much should a pack weigh?

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

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

After coordinating my itinerary, I began organising supply boxes to be dropped and stored along the route. Pre-purchasing and delivering boxes full of toilet paper, fuel canisters, Heysen Trail maps …
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Heysen Trail Itinerary
1 year ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

By  •  Heysen Trail

Always plan an itinerary (even if you don’t stick to it).

The Heysen Trail possesses over 200 different accommodation options on or alongside its winding route. Many of the huts, shelters …
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Interview with Black Dog Institute – Email Sendout

By  •  Heysen Trail

Online Interview with Black Dog Institute, February 2019.

Tanunda’s Josh West has seen first-hand the sights and sounds of amazing travel destinations across the world, including South America, Europe and …
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