Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gear up, dress warm and enjoy the spledour of Ecco Valley


There has been much banter about GEAR and KIT these last few weeks and this Sunday will see some of that banter...and that kit put into action, as the Cape Storm has blessed us with her winter beauty throughout this week. You may leave your house looking like the Michelin man but all will be worth it when the views and forests of Ecco Valley lay down the red carpet for you.

This hike has been foot printed in the past but there are many variations, so depending on weather and turnout be prepared to see awesome ranges of amazing rock formation, caves (no caves will be dabbled into unfortunately), waterfalls, and the beautiful indigenous Echo and Spes Bona Valley's. The hike will be no longer than 3 hours.

What date:
Sunday,29th July

What Time: 9am, ready to get on the mountain by 9:15am

Place - Where do I Park :
indicated on the Slingsby Map above. If travelling towards St James/Kalk Bay on Boyes drive - go past the Oukraal sign and a few hundred metres after that on the right is a small parking alcove and a sign that says Ecco Vally - it is the last place to park before you head down the hill into Kalk Bay. If you get lost please call Alan/Migs to ask for directions -
073 808 6116

Post Hike Vibe:
There is a host of awesome spots around this neck of the woods, but the Brass Bell is an old favourite and will likely be a pretty chilled vibe. If we make it down in time for breakfast, Olympia Cafe is a must!

What To Bring:
All the normal goods - supplies of food, coffee, tea, water etc. Also pack some wet weather gear, warm tops and beanies if the weather looks grey.

Four legged Athletes:
Dogs are welcome on this route!

This is a beautiful hike once again, especially after all the rain this week as the indigenous forest and waterfalls will be displaying their best! So to those Athletes out there wanting some mountain time this weekend, pack your gear, get your hiking boots shined up and see you out there on Sunday ready to Earn Your Breakfast!!


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