Category Archive: Hiking

Laguna de los Tres (Fitz Roy): The Iconic Patagonian Hike in all its Fall Finery

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Originally posted on Writes of Passage:
Early morning view of Fitz Roy from our El Chalén hotel—C.Helbig On our first morning in El Chaltén, Argentina we woke up to a fiery red Mount…

My 10 Perfect Moments in Argentina

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Originally posted on Writes of Passage:
Llama against the stark beauty of northwestern Argentina—C.Helbig We just got home from a month in South America: three weeks in Argentina, a 4-day jeep tour in…

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 6 May 2018

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It was a glorious day for hiking: blue skies and a pleasant 10 – 22C (50 – 72F). Thanks to all who participated and thank you to Ilona and Jan for co-hosting. A beautiful… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 4 March 2018

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Autumn has arrived. The nights are cooler and the days are not so hot – ideal weather for hiking and other outdoor activities. We had a smaller group than usual. It must have… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walking – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 4 Feb 2018

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We had good hiking weather 15C (59F) at 5:30am and it gradually warmed up. We separated into our 3 groups (5k walk, 12K hike and 15H hike). It was a verdant Klipriviersberg as… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 7 Jan 2018

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A Happy New Year! We had a large group – everyone braved the heat wave. The temperature reached 32C (90F)…. yes, hot!! The beacon is normally the hottest area in the nature reserve… Continue reading

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

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We are all familiar with the benefits of walking and hiking: many people claim that these activities literally breathe new life into humans.  Still, you might be sort of taken aback by the… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 3 Dec 2017

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The rain stopped at around 7am and by 8 o’clock, Johannesburg had beautiful blue skies. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a lush green landscape due to the good rains of the past few days.… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk – Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve – 1 Oct 2017

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We had pleasant hiking weather, very nice people in the 3 groups (5K walk, 11K and 13K hikes) and a great workout – we met friends and made new friendships. Thanks to all… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve – 3 Sept 2017

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Johannesburg celebrated the arrival of Spring with fantastic weather: it was a cold 6C (43F) at 5am which gradually warmed up to 24C (75F) by midday. A sunny, cloudless day throughout… It was… Continue reading

 ‘Forest Bathing’ Harnesses Nature to Boost Health

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Research shows a simple walk in the woods can do a body — and a mind — good. On a recent morning in late July, Ben Page leads six hikers about a quarter-mile… Continue reading

Sunday Hiking and Walk-Klipriviersberg­ Nature Reserve (5K Walk; 11K and 13K Hikes) – July 2, 2017

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It was a cold morning but it soon warmed up and we enjoyed fantastic weather throughout the hike. It was very nice meeting friends and making new friendships. Thank you to all who… Continue reading