Most dog-owning hikers take the best of care when it comes to summer hiking with their canines. Sometimes, however, things go horribly wrong. Jurgen Buchelt, who hits the trail with his dogs regularly, has some expert advice!
Hikers Network couldn’t exist without its volunteers. Thouwybah Phillips from Pelican Heights, known as Waybah, is one of them. She plays an indispensable role in our Hikers Network Junior Hiking Club.
Hikers Network couldn’t exist without its volunteers. Take Annabelle-Linda Gertze: she is a hike leader, team leader for Bishop Lavis Enviro Hiking Club (BLEHC), and last but not least: a SafetyMountain tracking trainee!
As large wildfires continue to cause havoc on the Garden Route, we are being inundated with questions from hikers about the state of the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma hiking trails, as well as the Otter trail. After asking around and doing some research, this is what we found thus far:
The Hikers Network is a hiking family made up of mountain lovers from all walks of life who are dedicating their skills and time to serving mountain users like yourself. Yusuf Samaai is one of our volunteer hiking leaders in training!
This year’s Chauncey’s Epic Anti Bullying hike, which took place this weekend and was once again supported by The Hikers Network, drew over 120 hikers from all walks of life!
Summer is (almost) here and that requires some extra care when hiking, particularly on hot days (27 degrees and over). Heatstroke can happen to anyone, regardless of your fitness level and hiking abilities Besides not being fun, it can be fatal. Luckily, it is also preventable.
Our volunteers dedicate their free time to serving mountain users by tracking their hikes, helping in rescue operations, or doing other tasks. Paula Faria, a SafetyMountain Tracker and Search & Rescue volunteer, is one of them.
We are often asked how people should use our SafetyMountain Tracking Whatsapp-based service to the best of their advantage. To make it easier for everyone, here are some tips, guidelines, dos and don’ts:
This morning, several subscribers told us about a number of cars that had been broken into in a secluded part of the gravel road leading up from Constantia Nek’s main parking.