Pipe Track Short Hike Event (1 Oct)
Saturday, 01 October 2016
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Pipe Track Hike Event
|Date : 01 October 2016 - Saturday.
Time : 06h00 to 06h30.
Reason : Quick get together for all Geocachers before a hike along the Pipe Track at 06h30.
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 1Aa (See Hike Rating Image) - Hike Duration : 2 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 !!!
9) Cellphone - fully charged.
Your Hiking Checklist. - Optional.
1) Camera or Helmet Cam.
2) Quick-dry Towel.
3) Trekking poles.
5) Toilet paper - you never know.
Caches along the route(bookmark):
||Waiting for you
||Pipetrack Series - Bridge
||Pipetrack Series - Zebra
||Pipetrack Series - Lofty the Imposter
||Pipetrack Series - The Real Lofty
||Cindarella's Lunch Box
||Bakoven Bay View
||Pipetrack Series - Have a Break
||Adventure Road with a View
Hike on Google Earth
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 and/or others on the hike.
[This event is open to all Geocachers. The hike afterwards is optional, and is not part of the event ]