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Heysen Trail Resupply Plan
2 days ago

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

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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Day 22 – Beetaloo Creek Campsite to Crystal Brook
6 days ago

Day 22 – Beetaloo Creek Campsite to Crystal Brook

For the most part, the terrain throughout the Flinders Ranges was immaculately untamed. While there were bursts of groomed vegetation en route to Wilmington on Day 14 and alongside the rain-soaked paths …
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Day 23 – Crystal Brook to Hiskey’s Hut
1 week ago

Day 23 – Crystal Brook to Hiskey’s Hut

At times on the trail, I felt truly isolated. Despite the constant support and steady stream of encouraging messages, there were moments I couldn’t help but feel emotionally separated on …
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Day 24 – Hiskey’s Hut to Curnow’s Hut
1 week ago

Day 24 – Hiskey’s Hut to Curnow’s Hut

I’m not sure you’ll find anybody who believes long distance hiking is easy. In fact, it stretches every fibre of your being. You are pushed mentally, physically, emotionally and even …
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Day 25 – Curnow’s Hut to Bundaleer Weir Campsite
1 week ago

Day 25 – Curnow’s Hut to Bundaleer Weir Campsite

On the trail, you can do little else but ponder your existence. On any given day you can think about the direction of your life, food, potential career opportunities, food, …
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Day 26 – Bundaleer Weir Campsite to Spalding
1 week ago

Day 26 – Bundaleer Weir Campsite to Spalding

Suffering aches and pains are part and parcel of life as a long-distance hiker. Whether it’s your legs, feet, arms, back or bum, you will inevitably pick up niggles somewhere …
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Day 27 – Spalding to Whistling Trig Tank
2 weeks ago

Day 27 – Spalding to Whistling Trig Tank

Before commencing the Heysen Trail, I made the controversial decision to keep some hiking details a mystery. Other than setting out my basic itinerary, I knew little else about the …
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Day 28 – Whistling Trig Tank to Hallett Railway Station
2 weeks ago

Day 28 – Whistling Trig Tank to Hallett Railway Station

Imagine not seeing another human for an entire day – no talking, no witty banter, no face-to-face communication whatsoever. Now, multiply that by a month. For large stretches along the …
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Heysen Trail Itinerary
2 weeks ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

It’s important to 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 …
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Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut
3 weeks ago

Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut

My legs were pulsating when I arrived at Wilmington’s Beautiful Valley Caravan Park in the back of my parents’ car. After a depleting Day 14 transversing undulating countryside, my body was …
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