Monday 8 July 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 13 July 2024: Cecilia Forest - Cecilia Ridge loop

Happy Monday Trailers

This Saturday we're exploring from Cecilia Forest.

Route details
Starting from the Cecilia Forest parking we'll warm up through the cork forest parallel to the road until just above Southern Cross drive.  We won't go as far as the Contstantia Neck jeep track boom but rather stay on the track as it loops back through the forest. Keeping left we'll stick to the jeep track running above the SANParks compound until the "big tree" intersection where we can decide whether to go up via Cecilia Waterfall or continue on the contour path towards Kirstenbosch until we see the Cecilia Ravine sign where we turn left up a steep set of steps.
The Cecilia Ridge path starts near the highest point on the path and after some fun easy scrambling and pauses to admire the spectacular view (weather permitting) we'll pop out near the Overseers Cottage.  From here we head back down on the Constantia Neck Jeep Track (the long group can opt for an extension to the dams).
At the first look-out point we'll leave the jeep track and follow the single track down through the trees across the trail path (don't turn left back to Cecilia waterfall) but continue on the single track through the trees until we join back up on the jeep track that will take us down to our cars. 
Please bring your sense of adventure as the route may change depending on damage caused by the weather this week as well as weather conditions on the day. 
This is a social pack run led by committee with plenty of opportunities for photographs, and its important that we look out for each other!
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Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Cecilia Forest car park at 07:20 sign-in to start running 07:30

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, single track and light scramble, with plenty of UP.

Distance: +- 10kms Relaxed Group, the longer group will extend on the day.

Walking group will be confirmed in Fridays mail.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions. Remember to check Friday's email just in case there are changes.

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

Keep warm and dry!


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