Newlands Forest Short Hike Event (1 Oct)
Saturday, 01 October 2016
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Newland Forest Short Hike Event
|Date : 1 October 2016 - Saturday.
Time : 06h00 to 06h30.
Reason : Quick get together for all Geocachers before the hike in Newlands Forest at 06h30.
Hike Leader : Andre Stander.(battlerat and pussycat)
|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.
|In the early morning light you look upon the majestic mountain that towers into the sky ahead of you. That sheer walls intimidating you into thinking that it can not be climbed. Many a local geocacher will just smile about it, knowing that it has been done before. But, dear visitor, we will spare you the agony. Today we will wander the forrests on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Under high shady pine trees we will take a leisurly stroll. You will see where the choppers are based that help us when the world around here blazes up in flames. You will cross cobbling streams and get to visit the ruins of the old Paradise Cottage that housed woodcutters and a garrison nearby. Later on Lady Ann Barnard also resided here for a while. Within mere minutes you will forget that you are close to the City of Cape Town. It will feel as is you are miles away from anything remotely reminding you of civilization and the worries that come with that. Enjoy the hike. Take lots of pictures and leave nothing but foot prints.
This hike is rated 1Ab (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):
||LANGARM IN NUWELAND
||FALLING PINES CACHE
||WORLD WIDE WEBS
||TRIBUTE TO POOKS
||UP TO THE GARDEN
||NEWLANDS 2: YOU ARE WELCOME
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 ]