Hikers go hunting for snow in mountain
Five adventurous hikers from the Hikers Network hiking club braved the cold and rainy weather on Sunday 16 July to explore nature at its best.
They were planning to do just a circular route at Witfontein, but when all the hikers got together and saw there was snow on the mountain peaks, they decided "today is the day we hike to see snow", as it does not happen every day, especially not in the Outeniqua mountains.
The group parked at the top of the Outeniqua pass at the TV antenna and then crossed the road and took the path heading to Vensterberg mountain. After a steep climb and about 1,5km of hiking, they finally reached the point where the snow was visible. "It was truly amazing, not a lot of snow but more than enough. Our hands were freezing and everything was wet, but it was worth every step. Snow also fell during the hike, making it an unforgettable walk," said Sinead Hattingh, the hike leader.
Snow also fell during the hike, making it an unforgettable walk.
A long hike on the Outeniqua mountain brought five hikers to a spot where they could handle the snow. From left: Reinier Snyman, Tinashe Nyakwende, Karen Vorster and Sinead Hattingh (hike leader). The photographer missing in the pic is Rudolf Hattingh.