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Week Two

Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite
6 months ago

Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite

It doesn’t matter how far you trek, how many hills you climb or how many litres of sweat you lose, the sunsets in South Australia’s Flinder’s Ranges make the aches …
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Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite
7 months ago

Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite

By now it shouldn’t have surprised me, but the quick-fire landscape changes keep on coming. Day 9 was no different. In fact, it was the poster boy of variety. Stony paths, …
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Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot
7 months ago

Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot

I couldn’t get enough of Mt Arden. Despite a tortuously early alarm, the unrelenting wind and my complete exhaustion, I simply had to witness the view from the prodigious mountain summit one …
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Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn
7 months ago

Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn

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
7 months ago

Day 12 – Quorn to Pichi Richi Park

Physically, Day 11 was straightforward; mentally, it was brutal. It was the inevitable lull that had to come. After almost two weeks of riding adrenaline-packed highs hiking through majestic, yet …
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Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed
7 months ago

Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed

My physical appearance had undergone some fairly noticeable transformations since setting off on Day 1, but it took me until the night of Day 12 to realise my body had …
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Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington
7 months ago

Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington

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, after a 16-kilometre trek …
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