24 runners including 4 newbies, mustered in the Tokai Arboretum parking area on a bright early summer morning to try out a new route discovered by Sandy.
Julian led out the Main hroup which was followed by the Recovery group for the slog up the Elephant's eye footpath to level 5 1/2.
Here we turned right onto the trail which led across the slopes of Constantiaberg to Vlakkenberg. This proved to be an interesting and spectacular narrow and somewhat overgrown mountain trail with one of two "scary bits" for those who are not keen on heights.
Thenit was up the gully to the aerial service road and the long down hill back to the start. Distance of 15kms taking 2hrs 30 mins plus
Consensus was that this was a good route which we should add to our list for future sorties.
|Trailers dwarfed by the cliffs|
|The landslide clearly visible from afar|