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Heysen Trail

Day 53 – Nangkita to Heysen’s Rest
10 months ago

Day 53 – Nangkita to Heysen’s Rest

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Over the past fortnight, I’d grown used to living life outside of my head. Day 42’s community event, Day 45’s camping comrades, Day 50’s social butterflying and, most recently, Day 52’s …
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Day 54 – Heysen’s Rest to Inman Valley
11 months ago

Day 54 – Heysen’s Rest to Inman Valley

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Life as a long distance hiker contains unwavering repetition; eat, walk, sleep and repeat. Life is joyously simple. However, at certain times the balance gets out of whack. Some days …
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Day 55 – Inman Valley to Newland Hill Campsite
11 months ago

Day 55 – Inman Valley to Newland Hill Campsite

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After weeks of expansive farmlands, beaten tracks, busy roads and leafy parks, I yearned for a sea change. By Day 55, I’d spent over a month transversing pastoralised and forested …
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Day 56 – Newland Hill Campsite to Balquhidder Campsite
11 months ago

Day 56 – Newland Hill Campsite to Balquhidder Campsite

By  •  Heysen Trail

Wriggling out of your comfort zone can be difficult, but so worthwhile. By modifying your routine, you can ensure that your brain stays active, your goals refocus and, most importantly, …
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Day 57 – Balquhidder Campsite to Tapanappa Campground
11 months ago

Day 57 – Balquhidder Campsite to Tapanappa Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

Fatigue, trauma and physical injury can all add to a stressed emotional state that makes it difficult to keep going. Although, often a problem is just that – a temporary emotion …
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Day 58 – Tapanappa Campground to Cobbler Hill Campground
11 months ago

Day 58 – Tapanappa Campground to Cobbler Hill Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

If, after nearly 2 months of rugged hiking you’re not expecting to be battered and bruised, you still have something left to learn; I had one particularly unpleasant lesson remaining. …
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Day 59 – Cobbler Hill Campground to Cape Jervis
11 months ago

Day 59 – Cobbler Hill Campground to Cape Jervis

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, here we are, we’ve made it. After 58 previous journal entries, 2 months of trekking, countless aches and far too many dehydrated meals, Day 59 would be my final stretch …
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Sponsors

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Please let me know! There will be further opportunities to sponsor upcoming Trekking West adventures. Stay tuned for future …
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Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute
1 year ago

Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute

By  •  Heysen Trail

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
1 year ago

Hiking the Heysen

By  •  Heysen Trail

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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