MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 15 JULY TO END OCTOBER 2006 - PLUS ADVANCE NOTICES - JKA      
## Chance to practice & train for backpacking & trails etc at this venue ## - New or inexperienced members should train before attempting trails or harder cave outings.
DATE HIKE / AREA APPROX. GRADE LEADER & CONTACT APPROX.
    DISTANCE   DETAILS COST
Trail 15-22 July NAMIBIA - Naukluft - 8-day Backpacking Trail in the Naukluft Mountains - Backpacking fitness required 120km 4 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 Trail R100pp + R120 road tax +
plus travel etc Minimum 3 to maximum 12 persons - sleep on the floor in part open-walled shelters.     Now full - waiting list only before & after accommodation 
Tue 18 Jul 06 Social Evening - Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Audio/Visual presentation of 2003 Grand Traverse + Mini- Sep 05     Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 2394563 No charge
Sat - Sun Giant's Castle - Exploration hike of the area (including searching for rarely visited cave) - need to carry tents 10km 3 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 2394563 R30 pppn - Tot R60
29-30 Jul 06 each day     inc entry fees & levies
Sat  ##Highmoor - Day Hike (Note Saturday) - Lovely area to explore & see various species of game & birds etc. 10-12 km 2+ Allison Gunning - Tel 033 3471364 R20 entrance fee which
05-Aug-06 Have a change from Sunday & hike on Saturday - Bring packed lunch & juice etc. - About an hour from PMB       covers all levies
Sun 13 Aug 06 ##Karkloof - Day Hike - Mare's Tail Falls & Mount Gilboa 10 km 2+ Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 R 5
Tue ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & FINGER SUPPER - HILTON HOTEL - 7-30 pm - Registration & wine from     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No charge but please bring new
15-Aug-06 7-00 pm. So please come early & support the club - Finger supper will be served after the meeting.   Note new subs to be agreed at meeting >> subs - R70 family - R45 single
Fri - Sun ## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km  2 - 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R50 per person per night
18-20 Aug 06 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres) - Book early to secure your place   each day   Book early to secure your place for members
Sun 27 Aug 06 ##PMB - Day Hike in Ferncliffe Nature Reserve - nice easy hike - ideal for new hikers etc  8 - 10 km 2 Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842 No charge
Sun 3 Sep 06 ##Boston - Day Hike at Elandshoek (J Black's Farm) - in conjunction with Mountain Backpackers 10 km  2 - 3 Philip Grant - Tel 033 9971817 R 10
Sun 10 Sep 06 ##Howick - Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - Lovely day hike with good views & plenty of game & birds etc 10 km 2 Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842 R 10
Wed - Mon ##Mbotyi - Long Weekend staying in Cottage - Beautiful day hikes from cottage along this magnificent coast 8 - 12 km  2 - 3 Mary Clover - Tel 033 3302703 R50 per person per night ?
13 - 18 Sept 06 plus hikes to local waterfalls etc -relax & swim in the sea. Book early & pay Mary up-front to secure place per day     Mary to confirm
Tue Social Evening - Hilton Hotel - 7-30pm - Digital Slide Presentation by Keith & Allison on Namibia etc      Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No charge
19-Sep-06 including the 5-day Fish River Canyon Trail, 8-day Naukluft Trail & the Richtersveld etc.        
Sun  #Howick - Morning Hike - Howick Mini-Traverse (not to be confused with the Berg Mini-Traverse) followed by a "27 Riley Crescent Keith or Margaret Ashton No Charge
08-Oct-06 "Garage Sale" -bring items you would like to sell (10 % of sale to the club).Label items with cost & your name Howick" Tel 033 3303763 but 10% of proceeds to club
  Bring a picnic lunch to have in the Ashton's garden + folding chairs if you have - Tea & Coffee will be provided.        
Sat - Sun #Fort Nottingham - Weekend in Mark's Cottage at Lake Lyndhurst - Day hikes from cottage or relax on the 8 - 10 km 2 Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 R50 per person per night
14 - 15 Oct 06 shores of a massive dam - do some canoeing, fish or swim. Road not suitable for normal cars. each day   Book early to secure your place  
Tue   Social Evening - Hilton Hotel at 7-30pm - Line Dancing plus snacks & wine - Who says we do not offer a     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No Charge
17-Oct-06 variety of events? - This will be another fun event - come & join in - no previous experience needed.     Libby Deysel - Tel 033 3308488  
Sun 22 Oct 06 #Harburg - Eagle View - Lovely area - ideal for new hikers - Day hike from camp site. 8 - 10 km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 R 10
  Check out the lovely campsite with good facilities for future outings.     Cell : 082 221 9390  
Fri - Sun ## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km  2 - 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R50 per person per night
27 - 29 Oct 06 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres). Book early to secure your place    each day   Book early to secure your place for members
 
ADVANCE NOTICES - OTHER EVENTS FOR 2006 - Please book early to secure your place as this has also been offered to Mountain Backpackers to try to ensure sufficient participants.  
Tue - Thur KENYA - Climb Mount Kenya - (Lenana Point 4985 m - 16355 feet) - 10 Days of scenic adventure    4 Allison Gunning - Tel 033 3471364 Approx
5-14 Dec 06 Please contact Allison to see if space still available or for more details if you are keen - fitness required       R12000 per person
Copies to Noel (for July newsletter), & all committee + leaders 2 June 06