Once upon a time, before trail running, before Parkour, we hiked up various mountains in South Africa and ran down like crazy people… we called it Extreme Jogging. This blog is a tribute to the good old days, friends & family, my Creator and everybody that love running in nature!
Extremeness: Technical single track and a big climb
Location: Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Joggers: Deryck Nel, Dirk van der Merwe & me
On Saturday we completed a big Jonkers Western loop. Dirk joined us for the first 5km on the lower Jonkers loop and we then started up the long 900m climb of the Panorama Hiking Trail. We turned left from the trail toward Pieke and followed the contour route for about 4km. This single track links to the jeep track we normally take for the regular Jonkers Western Loop. From here on we followed our normal Western loop route, with the exception of taking the new MTB trail above Canary as a short-cut. What an awesome run... highly recommended!
The climb begins
The climb continues
Nice scenery on the way up
What a view!
The climb continues further
The end of climb where I packed my camera away for the awesome downhill