Outeniqua Hike – George Peak (1336 meters ASL)
This cache is a traditional cache which contains only stuff for the girls. I have seen a lot of females, even an 11 year old, climbing this peak. I wanted to do something special for the female cacher that is doing this hike. However, the males could also find it and log it. The cache itself is a regular container hidden underneath a rock and covered with rocks. The location is to the right when you face George on top of the peak. It is the nearly on the edge. I placed two branches at the location for an easy to find. If you remove the cache please use a stick. Make sure the cache is well hidden. The cache container is a Tupperware container which locks on all four sides and is marked as a geocache.
This cache will lead you away from the ordinary and up the mountains above George. On a clear day you can even see Mosselbay. The views are fantastic and it is breath taking. But you need to work hard to see it. You do not need to make use of any climbing equipment. The cache is placed for the nature lovers that do love hikes and beautiful views in a relative safe location but which are still close to a town.
There is cell phone reception on the mountain and it is possible to contact your backup team as needed. I included some additional waypoints. There is a clear cut path going up the mountain. Do not litter and please no open fires. No need for sleeping bags.
The cache location is one of my favourite places and it holds very dear memories of my younger days. I was about 11 years old when I climbed this mountain for the first time. Back in those days we took about 2.5 hours to get to the top and the quickest time down was done in 40 minutes but this was at running speed. Today 20 years later it is a different story. Danie Brown and I ran around these mountains during our PW Botha technical high school days. Even during my “Voortrekker” days we climbed this mountain as a team. This mountain will always be special to me. This is the place where I feel the closest to my God than any other place.
The scenery from the peaks is some of the best you will experience. We placed the cache in such a way that it is easy to find. You done a lot of work up to this point and you should be tired. Sit down and relax for a while and admire the view. Do not sit down too long or else you will get stiff.
It will be difficult to do the George and Cradock peak on the same day unless you start early and you are fit. If you are in a group you will have to split in two groups to get to both of them.
- Please do not drop coins and trackables at these caches. It could be in the cache for many months/years and most owners will not like this, they are called travellers and not campers.
- As usual you need to take care when lifting stones.
- The cache theme is something for the ladies. If you want to leave something it must be of similar nature.
- Refer to “ http://www.samdt.co.za/links.htm” for hints on equipment and preparations.
- Please cover cache well. This cache will not receive many visits.
- My cell number - 081 460 4469, Louise - 061 494 7530
- Platinum: iPajero 18 Nov 2008
- Gold: 30inEden 4 June 2011
- Silver: carlstein 7 Dec 2011
- Bronze: Team Kingrobert 30 April 2012
Risk and Hazards (1 is low, 3 is average, 5 is extreme):
- Mist - 4
- Heights and falls: 3 (No dangerous cliffs or ledges)
- Lightening - 5 (You are the highest point at several points)
- Ankle and Knee Twists - 3
- Slipping - 3 (Consequence is low, will fall down but not down the mountain)
- Strong winds - 3
- Wet weather - 3
- Snakes - 3
- Spiders - 2
- Muggles and muggers- 1
- Night Time - 4 (can get down with light and stick, otherwise not possible)
- Roads - 1
- Children - 3 (Above 12 of average fitness should be ok)
- Fitness & Health - 3 (average fitness should do it)
- Distance - 4 (longer than normal cache trips but a day trip should be ok)
- Water from river - 1 (No settlement areas above river)
- Emergency - 3 (Cell Phone Reception and use cache owner as backup)