35 hikers were coming together at the Valley Cafe for our circular hike on the morning of October 26th with many new hikers joining us. At around 8:15 AM we started our hike, as always joined by the two dogs from the Valley Cafe.
We started to walk along the water stream before we started to walk uphill. The morning temperatures were already quite high, which made our climb even more challenging, especially as we decided to take an alternative route to avoid a long and difficult downhill walk, so we decided to work uphill. After around 1 hour, we arrived at a second water stream , where we stopped for a 5 minutes break to recover and for some water. Some hikers decided to take a short refreshing bath before we continued to walk again steep uphill.
After arriving on the top of this hike we had a small snack break for around 10 minutes , after which a couple of hikers lead by Anders decided to walk faster as they wanted to be at the water stream where we planned to have our lunch break, so for a slow group we continued our walk and expected to rejoin with them some time later at a water stream, but the group was not there , instead turning up from behind our group a short time later. After the two groups merged again, we had a lunch break for around 40 minutes. At about 1:00 PM, we started to walk back to the Valley Cafe where some of us enjoyed meals, drinks and fruit shakes. Total time of the hike 5 hours 50 minutes.
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