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Week Four

The region's vibrant pastoral district turned the trail green.

Hiking the Heysen

Day 22 – Beetaloo Creek Campsite to Crystal Brook

By  •  1 month ago

For the most part, the terrain throughout the Flinders Ranges was immaculately untamed. While there were bursts of groomed vegetation en route to Wilmington on Day 14 and alongside the rain-soaked paths …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 23 – Crystal Brook to Hiskey’s Hut

By  •  1 month ago

At times on the trail, I felt truly isolated. Despite the constant support and steady stream of encouraging messages, there were moments I couldn’t help but feel emotionally separated on …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 24 – Hiskey’s Hut to Curnow’s Hut

By  •  1 month ago

I’m not sure you’ll find anybody who believes long distance hiking is easy. In fact, it stretches every fibre of your being. You are pushed mentally, physically, emotionally and even …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 25 – Curnow’s Hut to Bundaleer Weir Campsite

By  •  1 month ago

On the trail, you can do little else but ponder your existence. On any given day you can think about the direction of your life, food, potential career opportunities, food, …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 26 – Bundaleer Weir Campsite to Spalding

By  •  1 month ago

Suffering aches and pains are part and parcel of life as a long-distance hiker. Whether it’s your legs, feet, arms, back or bum, you will inevitably pick up niggles somewhere …
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Day 27 – Spalding to Whistling Trig Tank

By  •  1 month ago

Before commencing the Heysen Trail, I made the controversial decision to keep some hiking details a mystery. Other than setting out my basic itinerary, I knew little else about the …
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Day 28 – Whistling Trig Tank to Hallett Railway Station

By  •  2 months ago

Imagine not seeing another human for an entire day – no talking, no witty banter, no face-to-face communication whatsoever. Now, multiply that by a month. For large stretches along the …
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