Sunday, 23 July 2017

FEEDBACK Saturday 29 July 2017 - Silvermine West - Constantiaberg

As Constantiaberg Peak was covered in cloud and the sky looked ominous, it was encouraging to have a fairly large group of intrepid trailers meet at the carpark.

The wind was cold so after waiting for everyone to pay at the gate, we all headed off to the Hout Bay Lookout.

The fast group, led by Gregg, went up the Old Fisherman's track and along the Amphitheatre path, the medium group took the River Walk and the zig zag shortcuts, and the slower group, led by Peter, drove up to the MTB parking and went up the zig zags.

Halfway up the river walk, 4 fast mediums broke away and we never saw them again...!

After a misty group photo at the lookout, the medium group started up the slog through the mist to the mast. 

The wind got cooler and tops were put back on. The fast group came "flying" past us up the hill, but the slower group had reached the top first!. 

As we got to the top, the sun appeared in time for us to drink in the 360 views, take some photos and have some welcome snacks.

The flowing descent down the single track past Elephant's Eye Cave got the heart going.

Due to the time, a group decision was made to go back via the dam and the River Walk. 

A wonderful outing with bits of jeep track, single track, some climbing and stunning scenery!

We missed celebrating Jo Boswell's 100th run - congratulations Jo!
Lize-Marick Keyser has reached her 25th sortie and Julia Nevin joins the fast check-ins.

Lots more photos on our facebook page

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