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Heysen Trail Budget
1 month ago

Heysen Trail Budget

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Heysen Trail budget fluctuations.

Your individual packing list preferences will determine how much you spend on a trip of this magnitude. The price of camping equipment, clothing and technology can range considerably. …
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The reality of solo hiking a long-distance trail
2 months ago

The reality of solo hiking a long-distance trail

By  •  Heysen Trail

The date was October 10, and I had just completed my 58th day of hiking South Australia’s long-distance Heysen Trail. With my tent frantically flapping around me from Cobbler Hill’s …
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Heysen Trail FAQ
3 months ago

Heysen Trail FAQ

By  •  Heysen Trail

Since completing the Heysen Trail, I have been honoured to field various questions about my solo adventure. Some queries are more prevalent than others, so I’ve collated the most frequently …
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Day 1 – Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles
5 months ago

Day 1 – Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles

Over the previous evening, my fellow pilgrims had discussed the merits of preparing thoroughly and easing into the first morning of a trail; it’s a marathon, not a race. We …
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Day 2 – Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña
5 months ago

Day 2 – Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña

Life as a solo long-distance hiker can be isolating. Lengthy stretches of time walking in solitude can detach you from the outside world. However, after just 36 hours on the …
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Day 3 – Larrasoaña to Pamplona
5 months ago

Day 3 – Larrasoaña to Pamplona

Beginning a long-distance trail as a solo hiker can be daunting—you never know what, or who, you will bump into. However, Camino Francés is built a little differently. With a …
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Day 4 – Pamplona to Obanos
5 months ago

Day 4 – Pamplona to Obanos

Long-distance hikers like envisioning their upcoming trails. The mere thought of mountains, forests, farmland or seaside scenery is enough to inflame the senses; the Camino Francés has more uplifting material …
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Day 5 – Obanos to Estella
5 months ago

Day 5 – Obanos to Estella

By the time I began walking the Camino Francés, I had travelled for 7 gloriously adventurous months; I’d snowboarded Åre’s mountains in Sweden, crossed the US on a continental train …
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Day 6 – Estella to Los Arcos
5 months ago

Day 6 – Estella to Los Arcos

Many pilgrims begin their Camino in search of enlightenment, and it’s easy to see why—the ancient road to Santiago is entwined with sacred history, celebrated artifacts and uplifting natural beauty. …
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Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño
5 months ago

Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño

A long-distance adventure requires certain basics to be done right; hikers must be in shape, pack smart, have an itinerary in mind and notify others of your plans, just to name …
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