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Week Seven

Lots of ups and a few downs through the Adelaide Hills.

Heysen Trail

Day 43 – Tanunda (Rest Day)

By  •  10 months ago

Imagine you’d just hiked 800 kilometres through South Australia’s remote wilderness. At times you’d starved, run out of water, had your face lashed by torrential rain and your arms scorched …
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Day 44 – Tanunda to Rossiters Hut

By  •  10 months ago

On paper, Day 44 was super simple – a short 11.34 kilometres on a postcard-perfect day lay between me and Rossiters Hut. However, the straightforward path included one mental hurdle that I had …
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Day 45 – Rossiters Hut to Rocky Paddock Campground

By  •  10 months ago

Life can often feel like you’re treading water; like you’re not making any noticeable gains toward your goals. However, creating regular milestones and constant reminders of your progress help reaffirm …
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Day 46 – Rocky Paddock Campground to Scotts Shelter

By  •  10 months ago

After leaving the flat Barossa Valley on Day 44, I knew I was in for some bumps. The undulating Adelaide Hills would begin on Day 46 and promptly introduce endless …
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Day 47 – Scotts Shelter to Grandpa’s Camp

By  •  10 months ago

After trekking 853 kilometres over seven and a half weeks, it was no surprise that my body had started to deteriorate. While I’d had a glimpse of my fatigue following an …
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Day 48 – Grandpa’s Camp to Norton Summit

By  •  10 months ago

There are several exceptionally hilly days on the Heysen Trail; the climb up Mount Arden on Day 9, the hike over the 929-metre Mount Bryan on Day 29 and my …
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Day 49 – Norton Summit to Woodhouse Activity Centre

By  •  10 months ago

My journey to date was filled with smiling faces, helping hands and unimaginable displays of kindness. While South Australia’s astonishing scenery often receives my daily praise, the support I’d received …
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