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Mid-Winter Camp 26 - 28 June 2015

The 27th June dawned dismal and grey and we all had a few misgivings after hearing on the weather forecast that a cold front was about to arrive in Gauteng. However, we were agreeably surprised. I drove through patches of blue sky en route, but as I approached Foothold, there was a grey mist hanging over the escarpment. This however, worked to our advantage and provided a warm blanket over the camp with a minimal amount of cold wind. Saturday afternoon was spent by a few of us on the bird walk. Ken cleared the path with his cutters, whilst Liz skilfully re-arranged all the red ribbon markers along the trail. The club provided us with an excellent chicken curry and rice and delicious veget

Kaapschehoop 5 - 7 June 2015

18 people had put their names down for the hike, but due to flu and minor injuries only 9 eventually went. We met at Kaapschehoop on Friday afternoon and proceeded to the railway coaches, a short distance out of town. After settling in the now rather neglected coaches the braai was lit and we all enjoyed the ‘happy hour’ together. The night was cold but not unbearable. Saturday morning was chilly when we set off on our 15km hike through indigenous forest, then up on to the escarpment ridge where we enjoyed lovely views of the valley below. Stopping along the way for snacks and lunch, we eventually arrived at the Wattles Hut - an old forester’s house - which was neat and clean. We were

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