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Hiking the Heysen

Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn
5 months ago

Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn

It’s astounding how quickly your mood can change when you’re pushed to your limits. The first week and a half on the trail was packed with challenging, yet rewarding, ups and …
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Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot
5 months ago

Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot

I couldn’t get enough of Mt Arden. Despite a tortuously early alarm, the unrelenting wind and my complete exhaustion, I simply had to witness the view from the prodigious mountain summit one …
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Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite
5 months ago

Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite

By now it really shouldn’t have surprised me, but the unexpected changes of landscapes just keep on coming. Day 9 was no different. In fact, it was the poster boy of …
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Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite
5 months ago

Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite

It doesn’t matter how far you trek, how many hills you climb or how many rocks you roll your ankle on, the sunsets in South Australia’s Flinder’s Ranges make all …
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Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Shelter
5 months ago

Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Shelter

Day 7 served as a lesson in checking, double-checking and then triple-checking your bearings if you’re unfamiliar with your surroundings. The view from the top of Jervis Hill was mind-boggling, but …
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Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker
5 months ago

Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker

Hawker, a quiet township billed as ‘the hub of the Flinders’, was going to satisfy my creature comfort cravings. Surprisingly, it took me until Day 6 to obsess about ‘food’. I’m …
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Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut
5 months ago

Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut

After an unrelentingly undulating Day 4, the comparatively even 17 kilometre stretch from Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut was just the ‘rest’ my exhausted legs had been screaming for. I …
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Day 4 – Wilpena Pound Resort to Red Range Campsite
5 months ago

Day 4 – Wilpena Pound Resort to Red Range Campsite

After a draining Day 3, I woke up feeling very sore and sorry for myself. Both my internal and camera batteries still required charging, and I was up at 4:30 …
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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort
5 months ago

Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

Quite honestly, August 15, 2018, was the hardest day of in my life. When I finally arrived at Wilpena Pound Resort in the late evening, I was on the verge of …
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Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut
5 months ago

Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut

I woke up early on Day 2, eager to knock off some quick kilometres, but I was ‘greeted’ with an icy film coating my tent. Not ideal for a quick getaway, …
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