The End-to-End 4 group’s final weekend away for the season was in the ‘land of the long dry grass’. Starting in the cool pines of Bundaleer Forest, they were hiking the grassy hills above Georgetown when Trish Bowie slipped and hit the ground. A dislocated and fractured shoulder immobilised her. With access to the rocky ridge very limited, it took two and a half hours and a convoy of emergency and other attending vehicles before Trish was in the ambulance and off to Port Pirie Hospital.
She is back at home recovering, and wishes to thank all those involved, especially Julie, Di, Noeleen and Cathy. A serious incident was well managed by our team of leaders and walkers. We thank those involved, and all the walkers for being patient.
The extra kilometres in to Georgetown were completed on Saturday, allowing for a shorter walk on the warmer Sunday. After an early start, the Sunday walk was interrupted at Hiskeys Hut, when the existing tree guards were swapped for taller ones to better protect the recently planted trees. The reward was an early day, with the walk completed before midday. It was 30 degrees with a strong breeze. At 11am an ancient pepper tree provided shade for the Remembrance Day silence.
Next year the group tackles the Flinders Ranges.