How to do Hidden Gorge as an Overnight Hike

Why hello, you amazing person, you! Hidden Gorge is in Mt Remarkable NP and the trailhead is near the Mambray Ck campground, off the Port Augusta Highway, South Australia. Recently, I got my overnight hike gear organised (check out the vid here) and packed it ready to take on Hidden Gorge as an overnight hike….

Mambray to Alligator Gorge & Back

It’s been sooooooooo long since I’ve done a decent hike and haven’t even used my new pack properly yet so, during my days off work I made a plan to do the Alligator Gorge hike from Mambray Creek. Even though I’ve already done it I just wanted to use my pack, get out there and…

Kellz Ultimate Day Hike Packing List

As you know, there are a few things that we simply can’t or shouldn’t go on a day hike without (depending on the length and/or difficulty), so I just wanted to make a ‘Kellz ultimate day hike packing list’ for you. One of these things is, of course, a backpack. My Pack My day pack…

Saucony Peregrine 6s Conquer Mt Lofty

When you find heaven in a shoe! That was my first thought when I tried on the Saucony Peregrine 6s. So comfortable with the perfect fit. I couldn’t believe it! Plus, I was in a Kathmandu store and did not expect to find ANY trail runners in there. Previous Purchases Ok, for those who don’t…

Gear Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my gear but before I begin I’d like to show you something I probably should’ve in my last post. It’s about my new Nemo Dagger 2P in comparison to the Big Sky Rev 1P. Not a lot of difference in size. Rev 1P weighs 1.1kgs/38.8oz and the…

ANOTHER New Hiking Tent

Last week I invested in yet another hiking tent. It’s a Nemo Dagger 2P. I wanted something bigger than a one person but didn’t want to carry a mass of extra weight. This one fits the requirement at only 1.7 kgs total packed weight and if I wanted to go even lighter during the warmer…

St Mary Peak Hike with Friends

A little while ago now I grabbed two of my friends and dragged them along to conquer St Mary Peak with me, the tallest mountain in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, standing at 1,170 m. The Plan …was to set up a base camp in Wilpena Pound Resort and take two days to do the…

Black Range Trek

There was one overnight hike I had left to do in Mt Remarkable National Park and that was the Black Range Trek – 48kms return from Mambray Creek.

Trail Runners!

Well guys, I finally got myself a pair of trail runners for hiking. I guess it took so long because I knew I had to try them on, go for a walk and really find the right fit

Into the South Australian Wild

… for me anyway. So I got my pack packed the night before. First time using my new Osprey Viva 50L pack and I’m impressed.

Here’s hoping

I’m hoping that this weekend will be my first non-trail, map & compass-guided hike through the scrub so wish me luck. If I can go you can be sure I’ll post about it so stay tuned! 😀

Mt Cavern Trek

I haven’t been able to do any overnight hikes due to the season and it’s really getting my down. The only thing I could do while I was off work was a day hike so I decided to do the Mt Cavern trek

Hidden Gorge with Friends!

After my last hiking adventure out to Alligator Gorge and back testing out the Sea To Summit Specialist Solo shelter and finding myself extremely disappointed with it, I went on the hunt again for another hiking tent.

Second Hike-in Camp Adventure

Excitedly, I packed the car for another camping and hiking adventure. Feeling a cold coming on I figured I was going to sweat it out!

First Overnight Hike

It was Thursday the 13th of August when I left home for the 2-hour drive to Mount Remarkable National Park (my home away from home) to embark on the nice 18km/11.2mile Hidden Gorge Hike. It could be broken up over 2 days by staying at Hidden Camp, a bush camp not quite halfway on the loop trail…