Tygerberg NR Long Hike Event (4 Oct)
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
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Tygerberg NR Long Hike Event
|Date : 4 October 2016 - Tuesday.
Time : 07h00 to 07h30.
Reason : Quick get together for all Geocachers before a hike in Tygerberg Nature Reserve at 07h30.
Hike Leader : Andre Joubert. (Andredj)
|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.
|Tygerberg Nature Reserveoffers views of the entire Cape Peninsula. The nature reserve is one of the largest remaining areas of the critically endangered Swartland Shale Renosterveld; there are 562 floral species to be found in the area, 12 of which are threatened with extinction and 8 of which exist only in Cape Town. Three of the plant species of Tygerberg exist only within the boundaries of the reserve itself. You may even spot some of the bontebok that roams these hills, and meet one or two of the tortoise that calls this place home.
This hike is rated 2Bb (see Hike Rating Image) - Hike duration: 5Hrs
|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.
10) R10.00 Conservation Fee, payable at gate.
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)
||TRICK OR TREE
||WALK THE TYGER
||QUITE A CLIMB
||THE BOK STOPS HERE
||SKILPAD SE BRUG
||GOING GOLFING 6 - THE FINAL
||WATER FOR NOTHING AND A HIKE FOR FREE
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 of on the hike you will be asked to sign an indemnuty 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 ]
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