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MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - 24 MARCH TO END JUNE 2007 - 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
Sat - Sun ##Seven Oaks  - Weekend at "Blinkwater" -Day hikes from hut -Land of indigenous forests, upland grasslands, 10 km 2 Mark Nellist - Tel 033 3302703 To be advised by Mark
24-25 Mar 07 vleis, streams & plantations - home to the Oribi & rare Blue Swallow. Time we visited this area again. each day   Mary Clover Cell 083 700 6199  
Sun 1 Apr 07 Sentinel Car Park - Want to see our members start the Grand Traverse - Contact Brian Henwood     Brian Henwood - Tel 033 347 1126 Check with Brian
  DRAKENSBERG 2007 GRAND TRAVERSE - Southern Africa's longest, most spectacular & most gruelling     Jenny Owen   
Sun - Fri mountain trip - this year from Sentinel to Bushmen's Nek (North to South) - Suitable for experienced      e-mail Participants have
1 - 13 Apr 07 well-equipped members who are strong & have a very high level of physical fitness & determination & can work 230 km 5 marshmal@mweb.co.za already been advised
  effectively in a team - no chancers. This is a Mountain Backpackers traditional event & will be undertaken in total   Contact Keith Ashton to confirm directly
  conjunction with MBC - It is pleasing to note that 6 determined MHC ladies & 1 man are include in the team for     you place in the re-supply team  
  this fantastic event (they are also MBP members) -Fit & strong volunteers are required to assist & become      Tel - 033 3303763  
  part of the re-supply team to take supplies up Bannerman Pass on Fri - Sun 6 - 8 Apr 2007.     e-mail - keimarg@mweb.co.za  
Fri - Sun GIANT'S CASTLE - GRAND TRAVERSE RE-SUPPLY TEAM - To Bannerman Hut then climb Bannerman 16 km 4 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R 55
6-8 Apr 07 Pass with re-supplies for the GT Team - overnight in tents at top of Bannerman Pass. each day     inc all levies
Sun Karkloof Canopy Tour - At a very special price for members - Foefie-slide between 7 towering viewpoints Total   Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 Special price for members
15-Apr-07 along sturdy cables. Equipment & trained guides ensure your safety on this adventure. Snacks en-route & a  slide      Contact Keith to confirm
Special event light lunch provided after the tour. Tour lasts about 2 to 2.5 hours. - See the beauty from high vantage points. distance      
  Quite a number have put their names down - Please pay Keith up front asap to confirm your participation. about 1 km      
Tue 17 Apr 07 SOCIAL EVENING - Slide presentation by the Mountain Club of S.A. on rescue procedures in the Berg etc.     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No Charge
Sun 22 Apr 07 ##HILTON  - Day Hike in Hilton Forest - Drinks & Lunch at Crossways afterwards if required 10 km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 No Charge
Fri - Sun ## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members 12 km  2 - 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R100 total per person for 
27 - 29 Apr 07 Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres). Book early & pay to secure your place    each day   Book early to secure your place Fri & Sat nights for members
Sun 6 May 07 ##Boston - Day Hike - Paddy's Walk (Netherby to Boston View Farm) - bring lunch & drinks in day-pack 12 Km  2 - 3 Philip Grant - Tel 033 997 1817 R 10
Sun 13 May 07 ##La Lucia - Day hike along beach from La Lucia to Umhlanga & back - bring own lunch & drinks to have on the  8 km 2 Graham Cullinan - Tel 033 3965514 No Charge
  beach or treat yourself to lunch etc at Umhlanga. Bring costumes for a swim in the sea.       (unless you buy lunch)
Tue 15 May 07 SOCIAL EVENING - QUIZ NIGHT - With Allison & Teresa as our famous & entertaining quizmasters     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R5 each (for prize money)
  Prizes galore - Usual venue - Church of the Ascension - Hilton @ 7-30 pm - Tea & coffee will be served        welcome to bring own snacks
Sat - Sun ##Highmoor - Camping weekend - Day hikes from campsite or just join us for a day hike on the Satuday or 10 km 2+ Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R40 inc levies for camping
19-20 May 07 Sunday. Beautiful area with lovely streams & waterfalls, flowers, rock-art & wildlife. - Hot shower. each day     or R20 day entry fee
Thurs - Mon KOSI BAY - 5-DAY HIKING TRAIL - It is 7 years since the club did this very enjoyable hike in a pristine 10-20 km 3 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R400 pp based on a group of 
24 - 28 May 07 coastal area - hiking is through indigenous coastal forest, alongside lagoons & beaches with good snorkelling. each day     10 members
  Please contact Keith asap if you wish to reserve a place -max 10 members - Now full - waiting list only     Now full - waiting list only  
Sat 2 Jun 07 ##Kamberg - Day hike - Passing Roman Baths & to the upper reaches of the Mooi River to caves & rock-art 14 km 2+ Allison Gunning - Tel 033 347 1364 R20 day entry fee
Sat - Sun Kamberg - Backpacking to & overnighting in Sinclair's Shelter (cave) - lovely area with streams & waterfalls plus 10 km 3 Dave Sclanders - Tel 033 2394563  R 50
9-10 Jun 07 game & rock-art etc. Cave sleeping numbers limited so reserve your place early - or option to use tents. each day     inc entrance & all levies
Sat - Sun ##Ballito - Have a change & join us camping - ideal winter venue - lovely site with good ablutions & hot  short 2 Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 R135 per site for 2 people pn.
16-17 Jun 07 showers, swimming pool, camp shop - walks along the beach, swim in the sea or just relax & socialise beach walks   option to also camp Fri & Sun night R95 per site pn. Pensioners
Tue 19 Jun 07 SOCIAL EVENING - Slide presentation - Mountains, battlefields & game reserves by Dave Sclanders     Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763 No Charge
Sun 23 Jun 07 ##PMB - Day Hike - Ferncliffe Nature Reserve - visit Breakfast Rock & Bat Cave etc 8-10 km 2 Brian Henwood - Tel 033 347 1126 No Charge
Copies by e-mail to Noel for March newsletter & copies to all committee & leaders for early reference 15 Mar 07