26 December 2011

Lion's Head 2011 - Walk 5

Date: 20 December 2011

Location: Lion's Head

Walkers: Brenda, Douglas & Helen

*** Route plotted here ***

Archive of Lion's Head walks here.

I'm somewhat horrified to see that this is only my fifth walk up Lion's Head for this year! I just haven't been walking as much as I used to, especially the latter part of 2011. I hope to - plan to - get back on track in 2012.

I gazed at Table Mountain while I waited for the other two to join me. They'd walked up from Tamboerskloof first. We then trudged on up the jeep track together, circling around the peak.

I was sad to see that some of the silver trees have died.

We walked on, round the west slope, hot in the blazing sun.

Pretty little flowers on the wayside...

... and that breathtaking view south. This is such a rewarding walk!

As it was so hot we decided to keep the walk short, so took the left fork and proceeded round the hill and down on the north slope.

On the Lion's back, looking to the rump.

A couple of other flowers spotted on the way.

And a new bench at the parking area, made from mosiac. I love it!


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