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Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail – April 2014

The Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail was a 6 day journey that took us over and through 65km of pristine hiking trail from Natures Valley to Storms River Village between 27 April – 2 May 2014:

trailmap

 

Day 1: Natures Valley DeVasselot Camp Site to Kalender Hut, 4.4 km

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A daily selfie - you will see!
 

029The beautiful Natures Valley beach – the end of the Otter Hiking Trail and African Otter Trail Run as well as the beginning of the Retto Trail Run which Lisa did in 2012…and a great place to play  Frisbee!

Selfie, no a footsie - our Frisbee goes wherever we go...probably the most travelled Frisbee ever!
Our Frisbee goes wherever we go…
 
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Settling down to a cup of coffee, our Frisbee’s new traveling companion - AeroPress coffee maker and accessories. Goes wherever we go!

 

Day 2: Kalender Hut to Blaauwkrantz Hut, 16.6 km

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048These hikes always start off with a climb! Looking down to and leaving Natures Valley beach and Kalender Hut from Pig’s Head.

092Water was plentiful.

111Bloukrans Bridge.

124Heading into the magnificent Tisitiskamma mountains.

140Taking stock of the day gone past and taking our breath for the day to come.

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What a view!

 

Day 3: Blaauwkrantz Hut to Keurbos Hut, 13.2 km

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164Traversing through the valley…

168…crossing rivers.

174Amazing single track!

176Eerie forests.

181Keurbos Hut. Each hut was pretty much the same, just situated in varying locations each night.

 

Day 4: Keurbos Hut to Heuningbos Hut, 12.8 km

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191Conquering the Lottering River (Joseph’s personal vendetta against this river for various reasons).

219Probably one of the most technical, yet beautiful sections of the hike – from the widest vistas to the…

266…smallest detail.

277A daily airing of our hardware.

278The lapa looked over an…

280…amazing view.

 

Day 5: Heuningbos Hut to Sleepkloof Hut, 14.3 km

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338Proteas

351Looking back from the highest point of the hike.

356Rewarded with incredible Giant Proteas.

381Looking down towards Storms River.

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405Great lapa view on our last night.

413Moon set.

 

Day 6: Sleepkloof Hut to Storms River Village, 5.5 km

423Crazy or not crazy, we must’ve been because we didn’t plan to wear the same t-shirts on the final day!

427Crossing the N2 highway – baboons.

428Smiles all around as we finish an amazing journey.

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Whale of Trail Run – 10 May 2014

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