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Week Three

My last week in the Flinders Ranges was one to remember.

Heysen Trail

Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut

By  •  1 year ago

My legs were pulsating when I arrived at Wilmington’s Beautiful Valley Caravan Park after a depleting Day 14. Mum and Dad had scooped me off the road in the nick of time. …
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Day 16 – Gray’s Hut to Melrose

By  •  1 year ago

I ended Day 15 with a conundrum—my rain jacket had gone rogue. I combed Gray’s Hut and the surrounding paddocks for the crumpled heap of water-repellant fabric to no avail. …
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Day 17 – Melrose (Rest Day)

By  •  1 year ago

I received my fair share of advice before commencing the Heysen Trail. Some suggestions were helpful, others seemed a little nutty, others I ignored completely. Amongst this direction, there was …
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Day 18 – Melrose to Murray Town

By  •  1 year ago

The first 17 trail days were near idyllic—temperate climates, clear blue skies and minimal wind. Other than a few abrupt exceptions, including suffering dehydration in Wilpena Pound, a gloomy walk through The …
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Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  1 year ago

If I had a ‘taste’ of wet weather on Day 18, I had a twelve-course dinner complete with complimentary drinks on Day 19. Other than a short respite over lunch, …
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Day 20 – Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  1 year ago

Along the trail, you must continually push yourself to place one foot in front of the other—a battle of persistence over monotony. Chew through the tough times to arrive at …
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Day 21 – Go-Cart Track Shelter to Beetaloo Creek Campsite

By  •  1 year ago

24 hours marooned at the Go-Cart Track Shelter on Day 20 was enough inactivity for my ‘hiking legs’ to suffer unbearable ‘itchiness’. My body had grown used to constant movement …
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