Mini Hike Reports

10 Nov 2015 14:20 #65734 by saros
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I agree, awesome Idea!!

As the fact is, all of my hikes in berg so far are Day hikes. Next year is the year to change that.

I have got some really good pics on my day hikes that I will soon enough do small write ups and add pics.
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16 Nov 2015 10:42 #65793 by Papa Dragon
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Sterkhorn hike this weekend, and tent at Blind Man's Corner.
Unfortunately only one of the group made it to the summit, because of the weather, but still an enjoyable hike.
Berg Adder on the path on the way back

Girdled lizard at Breakfast stream

Sterkhorn and Cathkin, sunny on Sunday morning

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16 Nov 2015 10:52 #65794 by Papa Dragon
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Sterkhorn on the Sunday morning.

Tent town at Blind Man's Corner


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16 Nov 2015 10:56 - 16 Nov 2015 12:19 #65795 by Papa Dragon
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16 Nov 2015 11:01 - 16 Nov 2015 12:20 #65796 by Papa Dragon
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The path is very eroded in places.

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16 Nov 2015 11:53 - 17 Feb 2016 17:31 #65798 by Dave
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Some friends and I did a circular route on the contour path in Cathedral Peak. The plan was to go up Cockade, sleep in Twins, and then descend Mlambonja, but unfortunately some of the group weren't fit enough.

The lower Mlambonja Valley:

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Camp the next morning, where the paths coming from Cockade and Mlambonja meet (night fell before we could make Cockade the previous day):

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The lower Tseketseke Valley:

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The Tseketseke buttress on our final morning:

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16 Nov 2015 12:15 - 16 Nov 2015 12:21 #65800 by Stijn
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Spent the weekend at Hlalanathi and got to do the Tugela Gorge hike on Saturday morning - the Tugela is very dry! Moody clouds made for some great views of the amphitheatre anyway. Also did a short run along the All Out Adventures singletrack on Sunday morning.

Btw, the R74 road past Sterkfontein Dam has a very rocky and bumpy gravel detour road in place now. We chose to take Van Reenens on the way home instead.








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07 Dec 2015 13:01 #66084 by Smurfatefrog
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JonWells, Sheldon & myself spent a few days exploring the Hidden Valley

Hiked in at night to camp at Puffadder rock, awesome spot with space for 100s of tents


The view from Sherry cave (old)


Left: Wave cave Right: Curtain cave


View from above Curtain cave


View down to the car park after coming back over the ridge


Peaks drifting in & out of view. Note the burnt section in the middle, lightning strike maybe?

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19 Dec 2015 11:28 #66194 by ghaznavid
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Seeing as I am about to disappear for 2 weeks and won't have a chance to do an overly detailed hike report on my 2 Berg trips this week, here is a mini-hike report on my day hike yesterday:

Bollard/Mashai loop: the victorious Hobbit

As many of you know, last year a team of 3 of us had to call rescue when we were stuck on Bollard Pass in bad weather. I was hoping to have all 3 of us back together for taking on this pass, but unfortunately only Hobbit could make it.

My cousin, James, and his friend Michelle (her first time on the escarpment) joined us as well. We did the loop of going up Bollard Pass, bagging Mlambonja and down Mashai Pass in 12 hours. We stayed high on the Matebeng Ridge to cut a lot of distance. Weather was perfect.

Ps. the exit from the ledge we were stuck on a year ago is rather steep. I had forgotten how steep this was!




















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19 Dec 2015 11:30 #66195 by ghaznavid
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