The Heysen 47: Trees and Shrubs and Hills

Friday, October 21, 2016 – 15 km

Brief thunderstorm overnight. My tent dried afterwards in the wind, so when it began sprinkling again early this morning, I quickly took down my tent and moved all of my gear to the shelter. A downpour began and continued for 1.5 hours while I waited lamely for it to stop. When I finally started walking, the sky was still cloudy but less menacing.

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The scenery remained consistent throughout the day. Trees and shrubs and hills. The HT crossed Newikie Creek, which was easy to hop across.

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Drizzle preceded a short period of earnest rain just before I arrived at Black Jack Shelter, which was located within a large clearing.

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Black Jack Shelter

I wanted to camp in a more sheltered area that the rising sun would warm, so I pitched my tent a short distance back along the road.

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