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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Submit Your Hike

We would love to hear about your hikes and adventures!

Copy and paste the following information into a blank email, then complete the missing information and send it to us. Dont forget to submit your pictures too!

Name of Reserve / Area:
Nearest Town:

Directions to get there: (give as much detail, including road names etc)

Duration of hike: (how long did it take to complete the hike?)

Best time of year to go: (what levels of shade are on this hike? what is the climate like?)

Fresh Water: (Is there fresh water and if so, is it drinkable?)

Difficulty: (talk about the inclines, exposure to hights, rock scrambling, how fit do you need to be?)

You might also want to give your version of the Mike Lundy rating which is a combination of the following two grades:
1 = Easy stroll;
2 = Moderate;
3 = Streunous excersise;
4 = Only for the very fit
A = No exposure to heights;
B = Mild exposure to heights;
C = Moderate exposure to heights;
D = Very exposed to heights;

Pets: (are pets allowed? is it safe for them?)

How safe is it: (what are the crime levels like?)

What costs did you incurr to do this hike: ( overnight accom / gate entry fees / etc )

Pics taken by: (who owns the pictures?)

Hikers Ratings: (Who are the hikers and what did they think about their experience on this hike?)

Describe the hike from beginning to end: (if you can!)

Submit your hikes here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hiking Events 2009

Herewith a list of the
Hiking Schedules for 2009
from the various hiking clubs
in South Africa:

Cape Union Mart Hiking Schedule for 2009

Meridian Hiking and Events

To set the pictures below on your computer as a desktop:
1. right click on the picture
2. open in a new window / new tab
3. right click on the picture again
4. click on set as Desktop Background

January 2009

Monday, October 27, 2008

About Us

Our Mission

To document and share with you our experiences whilst hiking. We aim to make a photographic journal of all our hikes and also to describe the entire hike from start to finish which will include giving detailed directions and descriptions of the hikes.

The lack of photographic information on the internet and our passion for the outdoors and photography combined has inspired us to start this blog.

The Hikers
A group of hikers (living in and around Cape Town, South Africa) were inspired by Mike Lundy's hiking books and decided to explore this outdoor activity in much greater detail.

We are a group of active friends, with day-jobs, who enjoy the peace and tranquility that nature has to offer us as well as a good work-out - on weekends away from the office.

Anyone who is average to fit, and keen to join our hikes, is welcome to contact us. We normally choose our hikes a day or two before the time, depending on the weather conditions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Link to Our Hiking Guide

Our Hiking Guide would like to exchange links with you. All you need to do is load our information on your site as per the information below, send us a mail linking to the link on your web page and we will gladly link back to your site.

Use any of the following copy paste codes, and we will do the same for you:

1. Basic Information
You can use the basic information of our Hiking website to create your own links.

Title: Our Hiking Guide. Detailed description and images of hiking routes that we have done.
Description: Detailed description and images of hiking routes that we have done.

2. Links with images
We have created the following website Banners for you to use on your website to link to us. To install one of these graphic links on your website simply copy-paste the code into your webpage.

Info Site Banner 468 x 85

Copy-Paste Code:

Info Site Banner 468 x 60

Copy-Paste Code:

Other image sizes:
Let us know the required specs, and we will send it to you.

Websites We Link To

If you would like for us to link to your website, please read this post

Cape Union Mart Hiking Club

Footprint Hiking Club

Hiking in South Africa

Hiking South Africa

Johannesburg Hiking Club

Meridian Hiking Club

Mountain Club of South Africa

Peninsula Ramblers

South African Climbing Info Network

Trail Info

Footprint Trail Reports

Great Hikes

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Hiking Socks "Your feet never felt any better!"

Hiking Trip Reports "Best Hikes in North America"

New to reading blogs?

I have heard so many people saying they are new to reading blogs. Here is the 'low down' of what you need to do:

1. The blog is written in date order. Latest posts are at the top and older posts below them. Older posts have a link to them - find the link if you scroll right to the bottom of this screen - see Older Posts.
2. Click on the post header if you wish to make comments below the articles. Comments are most welcome :)
3. I blog our hikes to help other people find nice hiking routes, but also because we love taking pictures on our hikes.
4. On the right column are images of some of the hikes we have done so far. Click on the images to read about those hikes.
5. Subscribe to my newsletter if you wish to get updates of new posts. I will not inundate you with mails - promise.

Thanks for reading my blog and hope you enjoy the read.

There is an old saying...

The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.