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Week One

The Flinders Ranges turned it on over the first 7 days of the trek

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Day 7 – Hawker to Mt Elm School Shelter

By  •  4 months ago

Day 7 served as a lesson in checking, double-checking and then triple-checking your bearings if you’re unfamiliar with your surroundings. The view from the top of Jervis Hill was mind-boggling, but …
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Day 6 – Mayo Hut to Hawker

By  •  4 months ago

Hawker, a quiet township billed as ‘the hub of the Flinders’, was going to satisfy my creature comfort cravings. Surprisingly, it took me until Day 6 to obsess about ‘food’. I’m …
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Day 5 – Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut

By  •  4 months ago

After an unrelentingly undulating Day 4, the comparatively even 17 kilometre stretch from Red Range Campsite to Mayo Hut was just the ‘rest’ my exhausted legs had been screaming for. I …
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Day 4 – Wilpena Pound Resort to Red Range Campsite

By  •  4 months ago

After a draining Day 3, I woke up feeling very sore and sorry for myself. Both my internal and camera batteries still required charging, and I was up at 4:30 …
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Day 3 – Yanyanna Hut to Wilpena Pound Resort

By  •  4 months ago

Quite honestly, August 15, 2018, was the hardest day of in my life. When I finally arrived at Wilpena Pound Resort in the late evening, I was on the verge of …
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Day 2 – Aroona Campground to Yanyanna Hut

By  •  4 months ago

I woke up early on Day 2, eager to knock off some quick kilometres, but I was ‘greeted’ with an icy film coating my tent. Not ideal for a quick getaway, …
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Day 1 – Parachilna Gorge to Aroona Campground

By  •  4 months ago

The date was August 13, 2018. My bag was heavy, the hour was late, the sun was high and South Australia’s mid-north temperatures were hot. But at least my breakfast …
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