40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…. ~ C S Lewis

After a long walk it is always good to do something a little shorter. Jim’s Cave was perfect and even Daisy-dog joined the hike.

We left at 09h00 and walked quickly past Cowslip Falls to Pascoe’s Pool. Just after crossing the river the path goes off to the right, following the little stream upwards. It is a little overgrown but this should not deter because the destination is magnificent.

After a relatively short climb you enter Jim’s Cave which is like a small grotto. The water cascades over the front and then disappears into the ground below. We spotted a few paw prints that looked rather interesting, absorbed the surrounds and then headed home. There was work to do! We descended, crossed the river at Pascoe’s again and went along the TV Ridge contour. The legs get a good stretch on this section! We headed past the dams and and in no time we arrived back home.

This was just what the body needed – a little walk with a little uphill – something to stretch the achy muscles!

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Update

An update of the progress so far…

DayDestinationDistance KMGain M
1Sugarloaf7.08565
2Cannibal Cavern7.75475
3Natural Pool2.7287
4Echo Cave5.63321
5Witsieshoek12.08886
6Amphitheatre9.62726
7Mahai Valley11.76143
8Back to Cavern14.96477
9Jackal Hill7.28206
10Top Dams3.07106
11Sungubala Challenge14.21809
12Amazizi6.75176
13Park Grotto19.27853
14Camels Hump8.11374
15Policemans Helmet12.34511
16Big Five16.81933
17Silent Woman3.4115
18Sungubala to Drifters11.6715
19Vulture Colony13.81350
20Voting Day10.34318
21Bishops Inkaba9.45353
22Thonsela Cave5.12442
23Umhlanga Promenade4.779
24Durban Beachfront5.9519
25Umdloti4.9527
26Cannibal Cavern5.68406
27Lone Rock5.17305
28Sungubala Moonlit walk4.76158
29Montusi Mountain6.08270
30Sungubala via Rustlers Gap3.56232
31Princess Margaret Walk5.88104
32Big Five16.35948
33Jim’s Cave4.62289
 Total280.9312708

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