MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - NOVEMBER 2003 TO APRIL 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

## Chance to practice & train for backpacking at this venue ##

 

 

 

 

DATE

HIKE / AREA

APPROX.

GRADE

LEADER & CONTACT

APPROX.

 

 

DISTANCE

DETAILS

COST

Sat-Sun

## Highmoor - Camping & hiking weekend - lovely small campsite - beautiful area & chance to see game

10-12km

 

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763

Camping R40 per person

22-23 Nov 03

& Bushmen's paintings

each day

2 - 3

 

inc entrance fee & levies

Sun 30 Nov 03

CHRISTMAS PARTY - Cycle ride or walk followed by braai at Warwick & Brenda's place - 18 Summit Rd

Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133

See newsletter

 

Hilton - See newsletter for full details

 

 

or Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787

Sun 7 Dec 03

## Day Hike in the Hilton/Cedara area

10km

2

Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787

No Charge

Sun 14 Dec 03

## Day Hike in the Otto's Bluff area

10km

2

Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133

No Charge

31 Dec 03 &

Fancy something different for New Year - join Keith & Margaret backpacking & overnighting in

10-12km

2+

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763

R30 pppn inc entrance & levies

01-Jan-04

Aasvoelkransgrot (Vultures Cliff Cave) & hiking around the cave area - bring celebration drinks etc.

each day

 

 

Total R60 for 2 nights pp

Sun 18 Jan 04

## Day Hike - Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Grasslands & Black Eagle Trails - lovely scenery & plenty

12km

2

Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842

R9 per person

 

of game to see.

 

 

 

 

Tue 20 Jan 04

Social Evening @ Crossways @ 7-30pm - Slide Presentation of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse

Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787

No Charge

Sun 25 Jan 04

## Day Hike - Ferncliffe Nature Reserve - excellent hike for newer members

8km

2

Brian Henwood - Tel 033 3471126

No Charge

Sun 1 Feb 04

## Day Hike - Cumberland Nature Reserve - excellent hike for newer members - social braai after hike

10km

2

Graham Cullinan Tel 033 3965514

R5pp entrance fee

Sat-Sun

Backpacking to & overnight in McKenzies Caves - Mkhomazi area - very good for first time cavers but

8-10 km

3-

Graham Cullinan Tel 033 3965514

R30 pp inc entrance & levies

7 & 8 Feb 04

still need to be reasonably fit. Maximum 12 hikers.

each day

 

 

 

Fri-Sun

Make it a long weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday at St Fort - Clarens area - camp first night &

10km

2

Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071

R50 pppn

13-15 Feb 04

sleep in cave second night. - More details later - contact Bushy asap to reserve your place

each day

 

 

 

Fri-Sun

Have a relaxing long weekend at Lyndhurst - Fort Nottingham - leisurely walking or try a spot of fishing ?

6-8km

2

Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703

R50 pppn

20-22 Feb 04

Maximum 12 participants - contact Mark or Mary asap to secure your place

each day

 

or Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787

Sun 29 Feb 04

## Day Hike in the Karkloof area - more details later

10-12km

2

Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703

Details later

Fri-Sun

Three days backpacking in Giants Castle area - first night in Giants Hut - second night in Bannerman

10, 21 &

3

Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 3867673

Good price of hut at R30pppn

5-7 Mar 04

Hut - an excellent 3-day hike - reasonable backpacking fitness required - plenty of time to get fit - max 8

10km

 

 

 

Sun 7 Mar 04

Day Hike - Nhlosane "North Ridge" - Watershed to Everglades Hotel - hiking fitness essential

15km

3

Philip Grant - Tel 033 9971817

R10pp

 

Meet at Boston Country Club @ 08h30 - bring lunch & water plus money for a drink at Everglades after

 

Sat-Sun

Backpacking to & overnight Gxalingenwa Cave - Cobham area - lovely hike - reasonable backpacking

12-14km

3

Warwick Keating-Tel 033 3432133

R30 pp inc entrance & levies

13-14 March 04

fitness required

each day

 

 

 

Tue 16 Mar 04

Social Evening @ Crossways @ 7-30pm - Hopefully some wine tasting - more details later

Mary Clover - Tel 033 3435787

Details later

Fri-Mon

Mkambathi Nature Reserve Lodge - Beautiful wild coastal spot to relax & unwind - maximum 12 people -

short walks

2-

Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071

R55 pppn

19-22 Mar 04

lovely walks & chance to swim etc - contact Bushy asap to secure your place.

 

 

 

 

Sun 28 Mar 04

## Day Hike - Kamberg Mountain

10-12 km

2+

Iain Talbot - Tel 033 3471314

Details later

 

HIKE GRADES/

1

Very Easy

PRE-HIKE / TRAIL PROTOCOL

RATINGS

2

Easy

As always a gentle reminder in order to assist our hiking club leaders, please adhere tp the following procedure when intending to join hikes.

 

3

Moderate physical fitness

advisable

Day Hikes Please try to inform the relevant leader a week, or at least a few days before the hike of your intention to participate.

Weekend Camping/hiking or over-nighting in Caves Please try to inform the relevant leader 2 to 3 weeks before departure date of your

 

4

 

5

Moderate to severe physical

fitness necessary

Severe physical fitness essential

intention of participate.

Long Week-end Trips & Longer Trails Please contact the relevant leader as soon as possible after publication of the hike in the Newsletter Hiking Calendar. The above is to assist the leaders in making or confirming the necessary arrangements, some of which have to be made

and paid for by the Club a long time in advance. The leaders have to put a lot of effort into hiking arrangements.