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Lions Head Short Hike Event (1 Oct)

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Hidden : Saturday, 01 October 2016
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Lions Head Hike Event

Date : 1 October 2016 - Saturday.
Time : 06h00 to 06h30.
Reason : Quick get together for all Geocachers before a hike up Lions Head at 06h30.
Hike Leader : Wynn Groenewald. (terunkie)

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 best thing about the Lion’s Head hike is the spectacular views over Cape Town, Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Table Bay and Robben Island. The three-hour walk to the top of Lion’s Head is quite a challenge, and not suited to the unfit. The route starts at Signal Hill Road, at the base of Forestry Road and spirals around the head to a section with chains. These have been put in place to assist climbers over a steep, rocky section. Although there is an alternate route that bypasses the chains, the ascent is still steep and not to be taken lightly.
This hike is rated 2Bc (see Hike Rating Image) - Hike Duration : 4 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):

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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 occurence, during the hike, including travelling to and from the event. Before setting off 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 or others on the hike.

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

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