SAGA-Bushwalkers reporting
Schmidt: „It takes seven about 15 hours to re-install“

🌏🎬 Adelaide—If you ask Bushwalkers of the South Australian German Association (SAGA) what the sentiment is they particularly harbor when walking along the Heysen Trail, it is: "Safety first!" Perhaps small wonder, then, that walking volunteers of the SAGA can often be seen beavering away maintaining or re-installing Heysen routes. The hiking group was founded in 1990 and walked the entire Heysen Trail in stages between 1998 and 2010. For more than 20 years now, the hiking group has been immersed in maintaining sections of the Heysen for the general public. So much so that in South Australia the Bushwalkers of the SAGA have gained a solid reputation as "bridge builders". In Sections 3 and 4 of the Heysen, the hiking group regularly clears the Trail and maintains the crossings and wooden bridges constructed by SAGA-volunteers. In this spirit, the Bushwalkers also carefully record their efforts for ForestrySA. For example, it takes seven volunteers up to one and a half days just to renovate one footbridge, as the group’s hiking guide Hermann Schmidt acknowledges. [Video]

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