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Pipe Track Long Hike Event (28 Sept)

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Hidden : Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Pipe Track Hike Event

Date : 28 September 2016 - Wednesday.
Time : 07h00 to 07h30.
Reason : Quick get together for all Geocachers before a hike along the Pipe Track at 07h30.
Hike Leader : Theunis Schutte.(TEAM SCHUTTE)



Various hikes will be lead by local geocachers during the time you are in our beautiful City. There are different hikes to suit everyone, from the Sunday-walk-the dog-to-the-park cacher, to the craziest extreme adrenaline junkie, and everybody else in between. Pick a hike that suit you, and come and enjoy a walk with us on the mountains of Cape Town. Have a look at the hike rating to get an idea of what kind of hike you can expect. Take note of what you need to bring along for the hike you choose. @Safetymountain will be informed of all our hikes, and will assist in case of any unforseen situation. Every Hike leader will have a first aid kit with him/her as well. Please log your will attend in advance.

The Pipe Track is an easy, gentle walk with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lions Head. It runs along the Camps Bay side of Table Mountain and is a relatively flat gravel track that can be enjoyed by young and old. The waterpipe you will see all along the path was built in 1887, and used to supply the City with water from dams on top of Table Mountain. Near the start of the trail you will pass the Blockhouse aqueduct, named after the abode of a garrison of French soldiers working for the Dutch East India Company, which was built in about 1780 to protect the route over Kloof Nek. Later on you will pass ravines and gullies, some with quaint names like Blinkwater and Slangolie. You will also learn about a fascinating young man called Joshua Penny, and his adventures on this mountain.
This hike is rated 3Ab (See Hike Rating Image) - Hike Duration : 6 Hours.

Your Hiking Checklist. - Essentials.
1) Hiking Boots or Good Tekkies (Not Crocs or Sandals) and Synthetic/Wool Socks.
2) Sun Protection - Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Sunglasses.
3) Insulation - Warm Jacket, Long Pants (Even though the weather is mild this time of the year, it can change rapidly either way) and a Wide Brim Hat (Heatstroke and Sunburn is a very real danger)
4) Illumination - Headlamp or Flashlight (plus extra batteries)
5) Nutrition - Lunch and Snacks (Energy bars/chews/trail mix)
6) Hydration - 3 Liters of Water !!!
7) GPS.
8) Daypack/Backpack.
9) Cellphone - fully charged.

Your Hiking Checklist. - Optional.
1) Camera or Helmet Cam.
2) Quick-dry Towel.
3) Trekking poles.
4) Binoculars.
5) Toilet paper - you never know.


Caches along the route(bookmark):

1
GC61B1Y
Waiting for you
2
GC6A9QR
Pipetrack Series - Bridge
3
GC6A9P7
Pipetrack Series - Zebra
4
GC2Y72T
Shady Pipe
5
GC6A4W7
Pipetrack Series - Lofty the Imposter
6
GC6HF2H
Pipetrack Series - The Real Lofty
7
GC61FP8
Heart Rock
8
GC2NWMA
Joshua Penny
9
GC60CEH
Cindarella's Slipper
10
GC60CEY
Cindarella's Lunch Box
11
GC6HH35
Bakoven Bay View
12
GC5HZVW
Pipetrack Series - Have a Break
13
GC2Y72M
Kasteelpoort Pipe
14
GC5K9ZE
Pipetrack Series The Groot
15
GC2Y6DH
Woody Pine
16
GC5HZF6
Chambers of Secrets
17
GC5HZYE
Pipetrack Series - Dead End
18
GC5P87V
Pipetrack Series - Tea Stop
19
GC21MW1
The View
20
GC5J0AT
Pipetrack Series - December Fool
21
GCNWT3
Oudekraal April Fool
22
GC60C90
Cindarella's Bucket
23
GC60CE3
Cindarella's Basket
24
GC6JBJ4
Adventure Road with a View



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Disclaimer.

Participation in this hike is entirely at your own risk. The Cape Town 2016 committee and/or the hike leader can not be held liable for any incident arising, such as injury, illness, damage, loss, mishap, accident or any other occurrence, during the hike, including travelling to and from the event. Before setting of on the hike you will be asked to sign an indemnity agreement.

The hike leader reserves the right to refuse an individual from partaking if he/she feels that such person will endanger him/herself and /or others on the hike.




Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[This event is open to all Geocachers. The hike afterwards is optional, and is not part of the event ]

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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