|Trail completed to date:
Estimates of the length of the Heysen Trail vary, see the trail length discussion (verging on a tedious bore).
After a hike up St Mary's Peak in Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges, South Australia) in June 2005, I was inspired to join a hiking club. In April 2006, I joined the Friends of the Heysen Trail, and took up the challenge of walking the 1200km Heysen Trail (South Australia), from Cape Jervis, on the rugged south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, to Parachilna Gorge, in the Flinders Ranges.
A note about the GPS maps appearing on this blog. Prior to September, 2007, all Google Maps are mash-ups, drawn on-screen. Initially, I favoured the satellite image as the determining where to draw the trail, but later I started to rely on the map view to determine where to mark the track - this being more accurate when satellite images would later be updated (the map and satelite often don't closely match up). As of September, 2007, all maps are generated from a GPS unit, so can be considered accurate (particularly when looking at the map view). Of course that doesn't stop me from wandering off the trail...