Jonkers Eastern Loop Trail Run

Our trail grading: ORANGE 3A
Distance: 17.5km
Extremeness: Long climb & technical single track
Location: Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Joggers: Deryck Nel, Lianie Nel, Wim Morris & me

Today was our first run of 2013! Given the heat, we planned our run to be in the shadow of Pieke for most of the route. We started on the Eastern jeep track, climbing all the way to the highest contour route below Pieke. We then linked to the new MTB downhill track above Canary before we headed out of Jonkershoek towards Saaltjie. Just below Saaltjie we hit the down-hill and picked up the pace for the last 6km...

First light in Jonkershoek
Stairs to the highest contour single track below Pieke
Technical single track on a ledge
Wim and Deryck on the contour single track...
Lianie on the single track
The newest MTB single track in Jonkershoek
View of Stellenbosch with Stellenbosch mountain on the left and Botmaskop on the right
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