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Week Three

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

Hiking the Heysen

Day 15 – Wilmington to Gray’s Hut

By  •  5 months ago

My legs were pulsating when I arrived at Wilmington’s Beautiful Valley Caravan Park in the back of my parents’ car. After a depleting Day 14 transversing undulating countryside, my body was …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 16 – Gray’s Hut to Melrose

By  •  5 months ago

I ended Day 15 with a conundrum; my rain jacket had gone rogue. I combed the hut accommodation and the surrounding paddocks for signs of a crumpled heap of water-repellant …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 17 – Melrose (Rest Day)

By  •  5 months ago

I received my fair share of advice before commencing the Heysen Trail. Some tips were extremely helpful, others seemed a little nutty. Some suggestions single-handedly pulled me through each day, …
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Day 18 – Melrose to Murray Town

By  •  5 months ago

The first 17 days on the trail was near idyllic; warm days, clear blue skies and very little wind. Other than a few exceptions, including suffering dehydration in Wilpena Pound, a …
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Day 19 – Murray Town to Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  5 months ago

If I had a ‘taste’ of wet weather walking on Day 18, I had a twelve-course meal complete with complimentary drinks on Day 19. Other than a short break for …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 20 – Go-Cart Track Shelter

By  •  5 months ago

Often along the trail, you must push yourself to continually place one foot in front of the other. A battle of persistence over monotony – chew through the tough times to …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 21 – Go-Cart Track Shelter to Beetaloo Creek Campsite

By  •  5 months 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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