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Hiking the Heysen

Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut
8 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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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort
8 months ago

Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

Quite honestly, Day 3 of the Heysen Trail was the hardest 24 hours of in my life. When I finally arrived at Wilpena Pound Resort in the late afternoon, I was on …
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Day 4 – Wilpena Pound Resort to Red Range Campsite
8 months ago

Day 4 – Wilpena Pound Resort to Red Range Campsite

After a draining Day 3, I woke up feeling sore and sorry for myself. Both my internal and camera batteries still required charging, and I was wandering around at 4:30 …
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Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut
8 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 were screaming for. I spent the …
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Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker
8 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 over food. I’m …
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Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Campsite
8 months ago

Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Campsite

Day 7 served as a lesson in checking, double-checking and then triple-checking your bearings when you find yourself in an unfamiliar setting. The view from the top of Jervis Hill was …
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Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute
12 months ago

Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute

Events and giveaways.

Thanks to the Barossa Valley Rotary Club, my team of helpers at the Barossa Community Walk and all of the sponsors who donated prizes, we raised substantial funds to help …
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Hiking the Heysen
12 months ago

Hiking the Heysen

After absorbing Australia’s natural beauty over 12 months, I decided to head back to my home state of South Australia and take up my next challenge; solo hiking the long-distance …
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