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 Post subject: MZNP: Snow
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:55 am 
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It snowed in Mountain Zebra National Park on Sunday 31 August. The temperature on Sunday night was -4 degrees Celsius :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:04 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Thanks for your pictures :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra NP
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That's not snow - CC can show you snow :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra NP
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In Africa - that is serious snow Brummie :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the pics Megan! Pretty scenes.

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 Post subject: Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Brummie wrote:
That's not snow - CC can show you snow :wink:
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Not yet...please..... :pray:

Pretty impressive for Africa!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Snow in Mountain Zebra NP
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BRRRRRRR!!!!! :D :D

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 Post subject: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:28 pm 
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The first snow of the year has fallen in Mountain Zebra National Park, covering the Bankberg and Bakenkop. Snow started falling on Thursday morning 24 June.

The photos below were taken by the Section Ranger yesterday and this morning. No roads in the Park have been closed because of snow but conditions are very cold and a little muddy. The best views of the snow-covered peaks are from the Kranskop Loop.

The mountain pass road between Cradock and Graaff-Reinet has been closed to traffic due to icy conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:54 pm 
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Awesome :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Look at that impossibly blue sky :D

thank you for those photos :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:35 pm 
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More important to me. When is the last snow. I would like to camp there on the long weekend in August.

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:31 pm 
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BB,
The long-term staff at the Park say its not likely to snow in August. "August is the windy month", they say, so pack your tent pegs.

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Thanks AE, I am from the Cape, I know about wind. But maybe it is chilly.

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:44 pm 
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It's snowing again in MZNP.

Here's a pic taken this morning of one our dedicated Working for Water teams venturing out to their project site (where they are eradicating the alien invasive jointed cactus) near Saltpeterskop:

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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
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They look very cold brrr! Image


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 Post subject: Re: First Snow of the Year in Mountain Zebra NP
Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:44 pm 
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Wondered if they had had snow at MZNP as I grew up about 50km away from the park.


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