16 June 2011
Table Mountain Contour Revisited
Date: 12 June 2011
Location: Table Mountain
Walkers: Michele, Brenda, Delphi & Helen
*** Route plotted here ***
Previous walks on the Table Mountain contour path here and here.
I decided it was time to walk up the Saddle path again. I've avoided that area for over a year (!) after being mugged on Devil's Peak last May. But I have been really missing doing walks there, so when planning an amble with some friends today I suggested we start there, and then walk along the contour path along the face of Table Mountain and descend down the Kloof Corner path. This is an easy one-way route, with fabulous views, and a great choice for this warm sunny day.
We didn't need to go very far up the zig-zagging path til we reached the turn-off to the lower contour.
Not many flowers out at the moment, although it was nice to see this vibrant red erica flourishing along this stretch.
Also in the vicinity was this strange plant, I think perhaps a serruria?
Because of the recent rain the waterfalls along the route were flowing. We filled our water bottles with delicious cold mountain water.
It was good to revisit some of my favourite spots, like this rocky overhang.
There was another mossy waterfall here too. Beautiful!
We continued on, crossing the Platteklip Gorge path...
... and then onwards towards the corner.
Here we had a rest of the rocks, nibbled some fruit and soaked up the sun.
While poking around the rocks something caught my eye. I found (completely by accident) my first geocache.
The last section of the walk was downhill to our waiting car. Excellent walk.