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Week Two

A week of mishaps, mayhem and magical memories.

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Day 8 – Mt Elm School Shelter to Buckaringa North Campsite

By  •  11 months ago

It doesn’t matter how far you trek or how many litres of sweat you lose, the sunsets in the Flinders Ranges make every ache sting that little bit less. The …
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Day 9 – Buckaringa North Campsite to Mt Arden South Campsite

By  •  11 months ago

By now it shouldn’t have surprised me, but the quick-fire changes in scenery kept on coming. In fact, the dynamic stretch on Day 9 was the poster boy of diversity. Stony tracks, …
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Day 10 – Mt Arden South Campsite to Eyre Depot

By  •  11 months ago

There aren’t many reasons to backtrack along an already conquered section of trail at an ungodly hour of the morning—Mt Arden’s sweeping dawn view is one of them. Despite a tortuously early …
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Day 11 – Eyre Depot to Quorn

By  •  11 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  •  11 months ago

After almost two weeks of riding adrenaline-packed highs transversing majestic, yet exhausting, terrain, my enthusiasm had finally slumped. It was the inevitable lull that had to come. Fortunately, following a …
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Day 13 – Pichi Richi Park to Catninga Shed

By  •  11 months ago

My physical appearance had undergone noticeable transformations by the time I reached Day 13. However, it took me until the night of Day 12 to realise my body had also …
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Day 14 – Catninga Shed to Wilmington

By  •  11 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 on Day 13. The distant …
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