The Heysen Trail re-opens on April 1st

Some previous seasons have seen the Fire Danger Season extended, however due to the mild summer in the 2010/2011 season the Fire Danger Season has been brought to an early close in all 15 Fire Ban Districts. The full length of the Heysen Trail will reopen on 1st April 2011, just in time for the opening of the walk season.

In the unlikely event that severe or extreme fire danger conditions return after the Fire Danger Season has ended, the CFS can still invoke a Total Fire Ban. The Heysen Trail will be closed on these days.

Read the CFS media release.

AGM 2011 – handing over the reins

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The 24th AGM of the Friends took place at the Woodville Lawn Bowls Club tonight, 25th March 2011.
A good attendance heard Simon Cameron, outgoing president, outline the achievements of 2010 including the purchase by the Friends of 10 water tank/shelters for placement along the Trail. He thanked the executive and council for their support over the past 4 years and handed over the reins to the capable hands of Robert Alcock.
The members heard from John Wilson, treasurer, the enviable financial position of the Friends and from Colin Edwards, Maintenance Committee Chairman the state of the Trail.
At the conclusion of the meeting, members were entertained by Volker Scholz, head ranger Deep Creek Conservation Park, about track development in the third world. He had just completed nearly two years working on the Kokoda Track with the Kokoda Track Authority.

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AGM this Friday

Friends of the Heysen Trail – 24th Annual General Meeting
Friday 25 March 2011 at 7.30pm
At Woodville Lawn Bowling Club, Oval Avenue, Parking off Koolunda Avenue Woodville South
Guest Speaker â Volker Scholz Head Ranger, Deep Creek CP
An insight into Kokoda âThe Ups and Downs of PNG tracks
Please bring a plate for shared supper

Half Price Tickets this weekend for Standing in Amazement

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Tim Baier has offered members of the Friends of the Heysen Trail half price tickets to the remaining screenings of Standing in Amazement: The Flinders Ranges in Digital 3D.

Screening at the South Australian Museum until Monday March 21, in the Armoury Gallery behind the main building. Tickets at the door, or by contacting Tim on 0419 480 504. Screenings at 12:30pm, 6pm and 8pm.

Walks Bookings for 2011

As we approach the 2011 walking season it is pertinent to review the walk booking procedures that we adopted in 2010 and will continue this year.
Registration for all walks will usually open 1 month prior to the walk itself.
The website will detail, at the top of this page, Upcoming Walks, Walks open for Registration and Walk Open for Registration soon.
The office cannot take bookings prior to the opening of registration.
The Friends would prefer that all bookings take place via the website with payment made at the time of registration.
Walks involving buses must to be paid at registration.
Registration for some walks may open earlier than one month eg extended walks away like Snowy Mountain Walk or Innes National Park, however they will have special requirements with regards registration and payments.

FoHT 25th Celebration: Opening Of The Walk Season 2011

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SUNDAY 3 April 2011 10am â 3pm
Tea Tree Gully Oval, Memorial Drive, Tea Tree Gully.
Opening day organised by the The Friends of the Heysen Trail in conjunction with Walking SA.
The Friends of the Heysen Trail are celebrating their 25th Anniversary.
Official Opening by the Mayor of Tea Tree Gully at 1pm
Displays and Stalls, BBQ, TTG Concert Band, Tea & Coffee.
Diarise the date on the calendar now.