End-to-End 2 Completes the Trail

Yesterday afternoon the End-to-End 2 group reached the end of the Heysen Trail at Parachilna Gorge. For 9 of the 50 hikers it was the culmination of many years of hard work as they completed the entire trail.

The group had hiked from Red Range, just south of Wilpena Pound, to the end of the trail over the past 7 days.

Last night they had a celebratory dinner at The Woolshed restaurant at Rawnsley Park, paying tribute to those that completed the trail and those that helped them along the way.

Finishing the Trail: Jeremy, Ralene, Elizabeth, Hilary, Jim, Nikki, Bev, Rhonda & Gavin (L-R)

Article in The Weekend Australian

An article appeared in last week’s Weekend Australian (2/8/08) about Hans Heysen and the Heysen Trail.

VISITORS to Adelaide this approaching spring have a unique treat in store: the Art Gallery of South Australia is mounting an exhibition of the work of a favourite son, Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen.

HONOURING the contribution to the way Hans Heysen opened our eyes and hearts to the Australian landscape is the Heysen Trail, one of the world’s great walking experiences. Not that Heysen actually walked it as the trail didn’t exist as an entity in his time. From its starting point 100km south of Adelaide at Cape Jervis, it passes through Heysen’s favourite, and most often painted, regions in the Adelaide Hills and up to his beloved Flinders Ranges.

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Anaconda – Mile End Sat 9th August

The friends will have a display and stall at the Mile End carpark on Saturday, outside the Anaconda shop. Its their birthday, so we were invited, along with few other groups, to promote ourselves. If youâre passing pls drop in to say hello to David, Peter, Manuela, Dawn, Mary or Wendy. If not â drive over to say hello, and check out the specials.

End to End TWO

This Sunday the second of our Friends groups walking the 1,200 km length of the Heysen Trail, will set out to walk the final 6 days to Parachilna Gorge. The group of around 40 will include a dozen members who will complete their trek on Saturday 16th August. The Celebratory Dinner that night at Rawnsley Park will be a happy one for the new End to Enders, after many years of walking and training â until it became an obsession to complete the Heysen Trail. We wish them safe walking, until theyâre over that final stile.