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Day 12 – Quorn to Pichi Richi Park
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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 signs of a crumpled heap of water-repellant fabric, …
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Day 17 – Melrose (Rest Day)
9 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
9 months ago

Day 18 – Melrose to Murray Town

By  •  Heysen Trail

The first 17 days on the trail was near idyllic; warm days, clear blue skies and very little wind. Other than a few exceptions, including suffering dehydration in Wilpena Pound, a …
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Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter
9 months ago

Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  Heysen Trail

If I had a ‘taste’ of wet weather walking on Day 18, I had a twelve-course meal complete with complimentary drinks on Day 19. Other than a short break for …
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Day 20 – Go-Cart Track Shelter
9 months ago

Day 20 – Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  Heysen Trail

Often along the trail, you must push yourself to continually place one foot in front of the other. A battle of persistence over monotony – chew through the tough times to …
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Day 21 – Go-Cart Track Shelter to Beetaloo Creek Campsite
9 months ago

Day 21 – Go-Cart Track Shelter to Beetaloo Creek Campsite

By  •  Heysen Trail

24 hours marooned at the Go-Cart Track Shelter on Day 20 was enough inactivity for my ‘hiking legs’ to suffer unbearable itchiness. My body had grown used to constant movement …
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