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Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra
Sat 28 Jun 2014 to Fri 4 Jul 2014
- Walk name/location
- Hallett to Old Burra Rd, based in Burra
- Walk grade
- End-to-End Minus 1
Theme: “Le Tour de Burra”
Access to Day 2 and 3 is difficult and wet-weather affected – be prepared for late-notice program changes.
Sat 28th June: On our first day we have a period of flat walking, followed by a hill, and then more flat walking. Oh, did I forget to mention that the hill is the towering Mt Bryan!?! At least we will be ascending from the less steep side. Today we reach the Halfway point of the Trail!!!
Sun 29th June: A remote but delightful section is covered today with a climb up to Caroona Creek Conservation Park where we descend through the picturesque Tourilie Gorge. We then skirt the saltbush plains to reach the easternmost point of the Heysen Trail before continuing on to cross the spectacular Newikie Creek.
Mon 30th June: An interesting walk past Black Jack shelter and into mallee before breaking out onto the barren Mongalata hills – a roller coaster ride to Wandallah.
Tues 1st July: Our Rest Day. For those with energy left, the Heysen Trail Greening Committee have a tree-planting day on the roadsides north of Burra Gorge.
Wed 2nd July: We tackle the humps out from Wandallah then easing down to Burra. See if you can find any trees on this part of the trail.
Thurs 3rd July: At last a day without mountains. Just in case you forgot what road-walking was like we finish this section with an 8km gun barrel walk down to Burra Gorge. At least our new plantings and a new campsite will be a welcome distraction.
Fri 4th July: A lovely little unassuming section to finish our walking week. A lot of variety yet nothing spectacular and reasonably short so that we will reach our cars hopefully to be home before dark.
- Saturday 28 June 2014
- Friday 4 July 2014
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Event created: 3:02 am Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Event last edited: 9:53 am Thursday 20 February, 2020