On 08 Dec 2019, at 21:45, Lorraine Nevin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Hi Trailers,--
Saturday 14th December sees us meet for our last official sortie of 2019. We'll run one of our old familiar favourites, 3 Lookouts and a Peak, and celebrate the year's finale with a picnic brunch and a swim in the dam.
Starting at the car park nearest to the dam, we'll head towards the fire lookout over Tokai, meander towards Blackburn lookout and complete the circular route via Noordhoek Peak to the Noordhoek lookout. There are options to include the Panorama path, the Crassula Path, divert to Elephants Eye Cave and/or extend the distance with a jog down the River Walk. We'll organize group leaders and sweeps on the day.
Rendezvous and Start Time
According to the SANParks website, Gate 1 opens at 7am. Please make your way to the car park at the dam as quickly as possible. We'll start running as soon as possible (hopefully by 7:20).
There is an entrance fee of R32 for SA citizens. Please bring your ID book.
Terrain and Distance
Single track, jeep track, and a little bit of rock hopping. Depending on the group you join and the whim of the day, you'll run somewhere between 8 and 12km. This is a fairly flat route and very good for beginners.
There will be a Relaxed Group.
***Please let me know if you're keen to lead or join a brisk walk/hike. ***
A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 10km can take longer than a road 10km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.
If you're staying for a Christmas picnic, please bring a cooler box with your favourite snacks and cool drinks. Invite your home family to join you and meet your trail family!
Unfortunately we do not welcome dogs on our runs.
Have a great week!
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Friday, 13 December 2019
Re: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 14th December SILVERMINE CELEBRATION SORTIE
Good morning Trailers,
I'm sure we are all keeping our eyes on the weather forecast for tomorrow morning. I'm seeing the rain dissipating on the many websites I've looked at so let's hope they're right.
But irrespective of the weather, we'll see each other as close to 7am as possible at the Silvermine dam car park.
Don't forget your SANparks card, MyGreen card or R32 + SAID.
Wear red or green -or both- for a bit of festive spirit and bring mince pies and something jolly to drink for a possibly damp picnic at the end.
Posted by Peter D Rogers