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Week Two

A week of mishaps, mayhem and magical memories.

Hiking the Heysen

Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite

By  •  3 months ago

It doesn’t matter how far you trek, how many hills you climb or how many litres of sweat you lose, the sunsets in South Australia’s Flinder’s Ranges make the aches …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite

By  •  3 months ago

By now it shouldn’t have surprised me, but the quick-fire landscape changes keep on coming. Day 9 was no different. In fact, it was the poster boy of variety. Stony paths, …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot

By  •  3 months ago

I couldn’t get enough of Mt Arden. Despite a tortuously early alarm, the unrelenting wind and my complete exhaustion, I simply had to witness the view from the prodigious mountain summit one …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn

By  •  3 months ago

It’s astounding how quickly your mood can change when you’re pushed to your limits. The first week and a half on the trail was packed with challenging, yet rewarding, ups and …
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Day 12 – Quorn to Pichi Richi Park

By  •  4 months ago

Physically, Day 11 was straightforward; mentally, it was brutal. It was the inevitable lull that had to come. After almost two weeks of riding adrenaline-packed highs hiking through majestic, yet …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed

By  •  4 months ago

My physical appearance had undergone some fairly noticeable transformations since setting off on Day 1, but it took me until the night of Day 12 to realise my body had …
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Hiking the Heysen

Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington

By  •  4 months ago

Other than the pale glow from a luminous moon and a solitary beam of light from my shaky headlamp, I arrived at Catninga Shed in complete darkness, after a 16-kilometre trek …
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