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Day 52 – Chookaraloo Campground to Nangkita
1 year ago

Day 52 – Chookaraloo Campground to Nangkita

By  •  Heysen Trail

Solo hiking is a wonderfully reflective experience. Your brain deviates in a myriad of different directions before, inevitably, stumbling on the answer, or discovering that your mind has wandered off …
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Day 53 – Nangkita to Heysen’s Rest
1 year ago

Day 53 – Nangkita to Heysen’s Rest

By  •  Heysen Trail

Over the past fortnight, I’d grown used to living life outside of my head. Day 42’s community event, Day 45’s camping comrades, Day 50’s social butterflying and, most recently, Day 52’s …
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Day 54 – Heysen’s Rest to Inman Valley
1 year ago

Day 54 – Heysen’s Rest to Inman Valley

By  •  Heysen Trail

Long-distance hiking requires unwavering repetition; eat, walk, sleep and repeat—life is that joyously simple. However, at certain times the balance can go out of whack; some days you must walk …
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Day 55 – Inman Valley to Newland Hill Campsite
1 year ago

Day 55 – Inman Valley to Newland Hill Campsite

By  •  Heysen Trail

After weeks of expansive farmlands, beaten tracks, busy roads and leafy parks, I yearned for a sea change. By Day 55, I’d spent over a month transversing pastoralised and forested …
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Day 56 – Newland Hill Campsite to Balquhidder Campsite
1 year ago

Day 56 – Newland Hill Campsite to Balquhidder Campsite

By  •  Heysen Trail

Wriggling out of your comfort zone can be difficult, but so worthwhile. By modifying your routine, you can ensure that your brain stays active, your goals refocus and, most importantly, …
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Day 57 – Balquhidder Campsite to Tapanappa Campground
1 year ago

Day 57 – Balquhidder Campsite to Tapanappa Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

Fatigue, trauma and physical injury often add to an emotional state that makes it seem impossible to ‘keep going’. Although, a problem is usually just that—a one-off emotion from a …
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Day 58 – Tapanappa Campground to Cobbler Hill Campground
1 year ago

Day 58 – Tapanappa Campground to Cobbler Hill Campground

By  •  Heysen Trail

If you’re not expecting to be left battered and bruised after 2 months of rugged hiking, you still have something to learn; I had one particularly unpleasant lesson remaining. I …
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Day 59 – Cobbler Hill Campground to Cape Jervis
1 year ago

Day 59 – Cobbler Hill Campground to Cape Jervis

By  •  Heysen Trail

So, here we are, we’ve made it. After 58 journal entries, 2 months of trekking, countless aches and far too many dehydrated meals, Day 59 would be my final stretch along …
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Sponsors

By  •  Heysen Trail

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Want to become a sponsor?

Please let me know! There will be further opportunities to sponsor upcoming Trekking West adventures. Stay tuned for future …
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Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute
1 year ago

Fundraising for the Black Dog Institute

By  •  Heysen Trail

Events and giveaways.

Thanks to the Barossa Valley Rotary Club, my team of helpers at the Barossa Community Walk and all of the sponsors who donated prizes, we raised substantial funds to help …
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