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Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot
10 months ago

Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot

By  •  Heysen Trail

There aren’t many reasons to backtrack along an already conquered section of trail at an ungodly hour of the morning—Mt Arden’s sweeping dawn view is one of them. Despite a tortuously early …
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Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn
10 months ago

Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn

By  •  Heysen Trail

It’s astounding how quickly your mood can change when you’re pushed to your limits. The first week and a half on the trail was packed with challenging, yet rewarding, ups and …
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Day 12 – Quorn to Pichi Richi Park
10 months ago

Day 12 – Quorn to Pichi Richi Park

By  •  Heysen Trail

After almost two weeks of riding adrenaline-packed highs transversing majestic, yet exhausting, terrain, my enthusiasm had finally slumped. It was the inevitable lull that had to come. Fortunately, following a …
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Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed
10 months ago

Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed

By  •  Heysen Trail

My physical appearance had undergone noticeable transformations by the time I reached Day 13. However, it took me until the night of Day 12 to realise my body had also …
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Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington
10 months ago

Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington

By  •  Heysen Trail

Other than the pale glow from a luminous moon and a solitary beam of light from my shaky headlamp, I arrived at Catninga Shed in complete darkness on Day 13. The distant …
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Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut
10 months ago

Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut

By  •  Heysen Trail

My legs were pulsating when I arrived at Wilmington’s Beautiful Valley Caravan Park after a depleting Day 14. Mum and Dad had scooped me off the road in the nick of time. …
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Day 16 – Gray’s Hut to Melrose
10 months ago

Day 16 – Gray’s Hut to Melrose

By  •  Heysen Trail

I ended Day 15 with a conundrum; my rain jacket had gone rogue. I combed Gray’s Hut and the surrounding paddocks for the crumpled heap of water-repellant fabric to no …
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Day 17 – Melrose (Rest Day)
10 months ago

Day 17 – Melrose (Rest Day)

By  •  Heysen Trail

I received my fair share of advice before commencing the Heysen Trail. Some tips were extremely helpful, others seemed a little nutty. Some suggestions single-handedly pulled me through each day, …
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Day 18 – Melrose to Murray Town
10 months ago

Day 18 – Melrose to Murray Town

By  •  Heysen Trail

The first 17 trail days were near idyllic—temperate climates, clear blue skies and minimal wind. Other than a few abrupt exceptions, including suffering dehydration in Wilpena Pound, a gloomy walk through The …
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Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter
10 months ago

Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  Heysen Trail

If I had a ‘taste’ of wet weather on Day 18, I had a twelve-course dinner complete with complimentary drinks on Day 19. Other than a short respite over lunch, …
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