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Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro
2 years ago

Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

The Camino Francés’ autonomous communities are well known to thru-hiking pilgrims. Regions include Navarre and Rioja to the east, and Castilla y León (containing the Meseta) through the middle. Each …
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Day 27 – O Cebreiro to Ferreiros
2 years ago

Day 27 – O Cebreiro to Ferreiros

I began my Camino with a goal to push myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. While the latter had been challenged on the trail, I knew I had more in …
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Day 28 – Ferreiros to Ligonde
2 years ago

Day 28 – Ferreiros to Ligonde

After farewelling my long-time hiking buddies in O Cebreiro, I’d expected a mostly solo stroll to the Santiago finish line. Though, I should have realised that a pilgrim is never …
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Heysen Trail Packing List
3 years ago

Heysen Trail Packing List

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, how much should a pack weigh?

The general ‘long-distance hiking rule’ is that a loaded backpack should not weigh more than 20% of your overall body weight. To give you an …
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Heysen Trail Food Plan
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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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Heysen Trail Itinerary
3 years ago

Heysen Trail Itinerary

By  •  Heysen Trail

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 the huts, shelters …
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Interview with Black Dog Institute – Email Sendout

By  •  Heysen Trail

Online Interview with Black Dog Institute, February 2019.

Tanunda’s Josh West has seen first-hand the sights and sounds of amazing travel destinations across the world, including South America, Europe and …
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Interview with Angela Smallacombe – ABC Radio

By  •  Heysen Trail

Radio interview on North and West SA ABC Radio, August 2018.

Angela: Good Morning, Josh.

Josh: Hello Angela. Thanks for having me on.

A: Thanks for having a chat. Now, …
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