The upcoming hikes thread

19 Aug 2010 10:29 #1629 by gollum
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No, we saw a couple just north-northwest of Mponjwane cave, where - looking down from the escarpment - you see the Mnweni Needles to your left and Mponjwane to your right.

I believe the spot you described is the one Anthony and company told us to go watch them. Sounds really awesome!

We were planning on descending Nguza pass to the ledge running across the Saddle North Peak (the ledge is right above the chimney in the pass) to have a look at the approach to the frontal route on the North Peak. So we thought we could stop by the vultures on the way there. However, when we reached Mponjwane cave it was already after 15h00 and we were pretty paced!

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14 Sep 2010 08:12 #1726 by mike
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So another public holiday next weekend and where else would you spend it but in the Berg? :woohoo:

So if you are hiking which areas and passes are you planning on doing?

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15 Sep 2010 16:27 #1746 by intrepid
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Normally I do spend that weekend in the Berg...not gonna make it this year though. Anyone keen to spend a day climbing in the Magaliesberg?

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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22 Sep 2010 12:36 #1774 by intrepid
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So, is no-one heading out to the Berg this weekend??

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22 Sep 2010 12:55 #1776 by Sterkhorn
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Yes, planning to do Sehlabathebe - Tarn cave, Knuckles and Tsoelikane Falls.
Expecting it to be very dry!

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22 Sep 2010 13:19 #1777 by gollum
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Normally a long weekend would rush me to the berg too, but I'll spend the weekend rock climbing at Eagle Mountain Resort, Harrismith. I think my berg time is going to suffer a lot now - at the end of October I'm moving to Cape Town :dry:

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22 Sep 2010 15:28 #1779 by intrepid
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Enjoy Sterkhorn, let us know how it went!

gollum, thats too bad...the Berg will miss you (though it probably wont miss all the climbing gear you leave behind in it ;) )

Just as well I'm not going this weekend...struggling with a nasty throat infection. Hope to be well enough to do some light climbing on Sunday in the Magaliesberg...anyone else around then?

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23 Sep 2010 08:28 #1782 by JonWells
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Was planning to spend the weekend in McKenzies cave, but a hunch made me phone the Mkhomazi office to check if the stream is currently flowing. The officer was kind enough to ask the patrol party to check on the water availability. He came back to me and advised that the stream is completely dried up, so will go to Cyprus Cave instead. Legs still a bit stiff from Mashai Pass last weekend!

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27 Sep 2010 08:04 #1795 by mike
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Planned a hike from the Sentinel car park to Mnweni area and back again. We got up Beacon Butress Gulley on Thursday night but had to descend on Friday, The rivers were bone dry!
The only water we found was one or two small puddles in the Tugela falls but the water didnt seem to cosher. It was rather disappointing to find litter and cigarette buds floating around in them.
Spent the rest of the weekend in Golden gate and Clarence

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27 Sep 2010 08:57 #1796 by domsmooth
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Hey. I heard the mountains were terribly dry this weekend, and that there were a whole stack of people, particularly in the camp-sites at the bottom. Did anybody head out, and was anyone affected by the fires this weekend? A friend who was camping at Monks told me the fires were bad again this weekend, and was concerned that people may have gotten caught out there, particularly around Keith Bush and towards the base of Ship's Prow?

Lets all help maintain the values for which the Berg was proclaimed a World Heritage Site

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