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Easter Camp @Foothold Summary

In glorious Highveld weather, up to 18 JHC members enjoyed a fantastic Easter weekend at Foothold. The numbers fluctuated each day according to everybody’s personal plans. A little maintenance was achieved, some cleaning, selected bush clearing along the paths and new markings along a route, as well as plenty of hiking and lots of chatting, camaraderie and relaxation. Those who had not been to Foothold since the upgrade, were extremely surprised at the pleasant appearance of the inside of Hikers Haven as the new curtains make the place look very homely. Thanks to all those concerned. The bush has grown since the cutback so Foothold members can be happy again. Braai fires were lit each ev

Bokfontein Hike 21st April 2019

As a hiking venue, Bokfontein packs an interesting mix of cool forests, fascinating rock formations, challenging climbs, history, wildlife, wild flowers and wild herbs as 20 hikers discovered on Easter Sunday. The Club’s resident historian Alkis, hike leaders Betsie and Anthony, and our French-Canadian member Marielle. The start of the hike, from a youth camp close to Hartebeespoort Dam, was gentle, courtesy of a level green forest but the trail soon entered difficult terrain. The elevation to the escarpment required clamouring over rocks, loose stones and sandy terrain as we navigated upwards through scrawny vegetation eking out an existence between the rocks. Fascinating rock formations a