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Day 40 – Marschalls Hut to Kapunda
3 years ago

Day 40 – Marschalls Hut to Kapunda

By  •  Heysen Trail

Over the course of your life, there are countless imaginings you’d never expect to attempt. Growing up in the Barossa Valley, the thought of walking to the seemingly remote town …
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Day 41 – Kapunda to Greenock
3 years ago

Day 41 – Kapunda to Greenock

By  •  Heysen Trail

‘Home’ can mean a great deal many things. Some might relate the term to a physical house or place. Others may align it with spending time with family or loved ones. …
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Day 42 – Greenock to Tanunda
3 years ago

Day 42 – Greenock to Tanunda

By  •  Heysen Trail

On numerous occasions before commencing the Heysen Trail, several different parties had expressed an interest to join me on my journey. While I was enthusiastic for the company, calculating my …
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Day 43 – Tanunda (Rest Day)
3 years ago

Day 43 – Tanunda (Rest Day)

By  •  Heysen Trail

Imagine you’d just hiked 800 kilometres through South Australia’s remote wilderness. At times you’d starved, run out of water, had your face lashed by torrential rain and your arms scorched …
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Day 44 – Tanunda to Rossiters Hut
3 years ago

Day 44 – Tanunda to Rossiters Hut

By  •  Heysen Trail

On paper, Day 44 was super simple—a short 11.34 kilometres on a postcard-perfect day lay between me and Rossiters Hut. However, the straightforward path included one mental hurdle that I had yet …
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Day 45 – Rossiters Hut to Rocky Paddock Campground
3 years ago

Day 45 – Rossiters Hut to Rocky Paddock Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

Life can often feel like you’re treading water; like you’re not making any noticeable gains toward your goals. However, creating regular milestones and constant reminders of your progress can help …
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Day 46 – Rocky Paddock Campground to Scotts Shelter
3 years ago

Day 46 – Rocky Paddock Campground to Scotts Shelter

By  •  Heysen Trail

After leaving a relatively smooth Barossa Valley on Day 44, I knew I was in for some bumps. The undulating Adelaide Hills would begin on Day 46 and promptly introduce …
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Day 47 – Scotts Shelter to Grandpa’s Camp
3 years ago

Day 47 – Scotts Shelter to Grandpa’s Camp

By  •  Heysen Trail

After trekking 853 kilometres over seven and a half weeks, it was no surprise that my body had started to deteriorate. While I’d had a glimpse of my fatigue following an …
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Day 48 – Grandpa’s Camp to Norton Summit
3 years ago

Day 48 – Grandpa’s Camp to Norton Summit

By  •  Heysen Trail

There are several exceptionally hilly days on the Heysen Trail; the climb up Mount Arden on Day 9, the hike over the 929-metre Mount Bryan on Day 29 and my …
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Day 49 – Norton Summit to Woodhouse Activity Centre
3 years ago

Day 49 – Norton Summit to Woodhouse Activity Centre

By  •  Heysen Trail

My journey to date had been charged with smiling faces, helping hands and unimaginable displays of kindness. While South Australia’s astonishing scenery often received my daily recognition, the support I’d …
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