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Week Six

My last seven days in South Australia's flourishing pastoral district.

Hiking the Heysen

Day 36 – Huppatz Hut to Webb Gap Campsite

By  •  4 weeks ago

Since leaving the rustic Flinders Ranges, I had seen more green paddocks than you could shake a forest’s worth of sticks at. After several heavy rainfalls over the past few …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 37 – Webb Gap Campsite to Smith Hill Campsite

By  •  4 weeks ago

There are ‘meh’ moments on any long-distance trail. While most days are beyond captivating, it’s inevitable on a journey of this length that repetitious terrain and dismal weather become discouraging. …
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Day 38 – Smith Hill Campsite to Marrabel

By  •  1 month ago

Since leaving the domesticated comforts of Burra on Day 34, my journey along the Heysen Trail had been brutal. Bouts of apocalyptic weather and an arduous crisscrossing route over Tothill …
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Day 39 – Marrabel to Marshalls Hut

By  •  1 month ago

Benjamin Franklin once stated ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. As an American, it’s no surprise he hadn’t updated his proverbs to the metric system, but nevertheless, his …
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Day 40 – Marshalls Hut to Kapunda

By  •  1 month ago

Over the course of your life, there are countless imaginings you’d never expect to attempt. Growing up in the Barossa Valley, the thought of walking to the seemingly remote town of …
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Day 41 – Kapunda to Greenock

By  •  1 month ago

‘Home’ can mean many things. Some might relate the term to a physical house or place. Others may align it with spending time with family or loved ones. Others again might …
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Day 42 – Greenock to Tanunda

By  •  1 month ago

On numerous occasions before commencing the Heysen Trail, several different parties had expressed an interest to join me on my journey. While I was enthusiastic for the company, calculating my …
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