The Heysen 81: More Advice Than You Never Asked for

So now you're interested in walking the Heysen, right? You're ready for a solitary and sometimes challenging journey? When to walk: Autumn and spring have the best weather, but the Heysen can also be walked in winter (North American summer). The parts that cross private property (many many parts) are closed during the Fire Danger …

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The Heysen 79: How Civilized

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 13.24 km A few route options were available this morning. I chose the official Heysen route, which heads inland past Deep Creek Waterfall, but the Deep Creek Cove alternate may have been more scenic. The trail was beautiful single track with steps(!) on the steep bits, and I encountered …

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The Heysen 74: Ocean

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 21 km Today was special because it was my arrival at the ocean! After however many kilometres, I'm about to start the final section of the HT, and everyone says that it's beautiful. I was planning to bypass Victor Harbor, but I realized that the sunscreen I was gifted …

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The Heysen 72: The Bigger Picture

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8.44 km I was still undecided when leaving Mount Compass about how far to walk today. The next campsite, Mt. Cone, is only 8.44 km from Mount Compass, but there are no established campsites for 35 km after Mt. Cone. I decided to decide upon arriving at Mt. Cone.

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The Heysen 69: Sunsplaining

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 24.7 km Forest walking this morning, including nicely built single-track. I'm getting spoiled I think, since I would have raved about this sort of walk during the soul-death from Melrose to Hallett, but such is the way of human beings. The trail shifted onto road for awhile, reaching an …

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The Heysen 65: 5:30 Heresy

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 18.38 km I got an early start this morning. Though it seems heretical, I'm getting used to waking up at 5:30 and actually like it. The morning is a pleasant time to walk and the day seems longer. Passing Norton Summit, I entered Giles Conservation Park. The creek was …

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