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Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera
8 months ago

Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera

The repetitiveness nature of long-distance hiking can disrupt the mental stability of even the most level-headed trekker – left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot; the routine will question …
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Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón
8 months ago

Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón

Before commencing my Camino, I approached long-distance hiking as a generally isolated exercise. My solo hike along South Australia’s Heysen Trail taught me that uninterrupted periods locked in my own head …
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Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado
8 months ago

Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado

I’d seen more wheat fields in the last week than I had in the previous 30 years of living in and around South Australia’s agricultural hub of the Barossa Valley. …
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Day 11 – Belorado to Agés
8 months ago

Day 11 – Belorado to Agés

While I’d suffered my fair share of bedraggled hiking over the past few years, I’d never begun the day with a pulsating fever and next to no sleep. After a …
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Day 12 – Agès to Burgos
8 months ago

Day 12 – Agès to Burgos

After drinking my bodyweight in electrolytes and overcoming a challenging uphill hike, my body, and, more importantly, my head felt replenished. While a change of perspective was the key contributor …
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Heysen Trail Packing List
10 months ago

Heysen Trail Packing List

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, how much should a pack weigh?

The general rule for ‘long-distance hiking rule’ is that a loaded backpack should not weigh more than 20% of your overall body weight. To give you …
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11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel
11 months ago

11 revelations from another year of nomadic travel

By  •  Journal

April 6, 2019, marked my second year as a wandering nomad. I celebrated this anniversary by plonking myself down in my current two-cat house sit and contemplating all of my life …
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Heysen Trail Food Plan
11 months ago

Heysen Trail Food Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

Once I had outlined my trail itinerary and organised my resupply plan, my next step was to decide what I’d eat for the next 2 months. Each dish needed to be nutritious, …
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Heysen Trail In the Press
11 months ago

Heysen Trail In the Press

By  •  Heysen Trail

In the Press Date Press Release Aug 2018 East & Hills Messenger (Online and Print)

‘Josh West will spend the next two months hiking the 1200km Heysen Trail to fundraise …
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Heysen Trail Resupply Plan
11 months ago

Heysen Trail Resupply Plan

By  •  Heysen Trail

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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