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Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:16 pm

BunnyHugger wrote:Now, back to Olifants walk 2009. Is it possible to arrange more than one or perhaps get a special concession since we are forumites and maybe get a slightly bigger group? (just ideas).
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Good idea! I was thinking of this aswell......and in due time when the bookingstage approaches, I will personally go to Pretoria and find out what's what. But, just to remind all of you....SANParks isnt so fond of exeptions :wink: But we can at least try!

BunnyHugger wrote:I think the walk thing is going to go down either way. If for some reason, you are not able to get it all planned, I will be doing one and I think next year is a good a year as any.


If its up to us....YES WE SHALL WALK! man, I cant wait

No worries about planning, I planned every holidaytrip I went to since I was 12 (AS IN REALLY)....but I think we should just allow some formites 'time to decide'! However, Im quite glad that we got 5 'definately yes' in 2 days, not bad at all. Anyway, as time passes, maybe we can spilt some duties after the planned meet, who knows!

If I just think about the actual planning for the hiking part ( eg. bunnyhugger's shoes and backpack post) I'm already so excited.........and sometimes thinking, WHY AM I STUDYING RIGHT NOW :wink:

Waiting for all you 'draadsitters' :P
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:29 pm

Figured I could scare WTM off the "draad" but no such luck.

To the best of my knowledge, the walks are very popular since we have to book so far in advance, so finding people should not be a problem.

One question, do you count me as one or two?

If only counted as one I will be forced to leave my evil twin at home.

Price list so far.

Hiking boots ZAR499.00,
Backpack ZAR699.
Olifants walk with all your buds, priceless.
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:34 pm

BunnyHugger wrote:One question, do you count me as one or two?

If only counted as one I will be forced to leave my evil twin at home.


You tell me HB!

BunnyHugger wrote:.
Olifants walk with all your buds, priceless.


8) 8)
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:17 am

BunnyHugger wrote:Figured I could scare WTM off the "draad" but no such luck.


Hey, this is "doringdraad" I am sitting on. :lol:
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:36 am

Ja. WTM jy sit lekker vas. (You are well stuck on the barbed wire).

It be far less painful to get off, or is the prospect of getting off more painful than being on the fence.

@G@mespotter. I have been accused of suffering from MPD. In my defence, I am not schitzophrenic and neither am I. :lol:
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:16 pm

:lol: BH :lol: ............... :twisted:

OK...must have been the lectures, but im confused :lol: Mrs Bunnyhgger coming with or not?

Guys, Im glad I can say Imberbe has joined some others on the 'painfull doringdraad'!
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:18 am

Hi GS.

Mrs BH will not be joining us. She can't even manage a four hour walk let alone four days.

My plan to get her into the spririt was to suggest that I fley her to Phalaborwa on the day we get back and then fetch her at the airport before continuing on a trip up north.

Based on the info gleaned in the forum, I want to go to Tsendze for a couple of days, do Shingwedzi and Punda Maria for a couple of days each as well. So the Olifants walk will be a great starting point.

Just some ideas I'm playing with right now. We'll see how it goes.
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:36 pm

Looks like a fabulous trip BH! :wink:

Nobody else? Any 'updates' yet? :roll:
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Unread postby ndloti » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:49 pm

Remember , this trail is quite hard walking and carrying , for the brave type .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:15 pm

I expect it will be tough, Ndloti.

Many years ago I did the Gold Nugget Trail and carried a 25 kg pack with very few problems. (I like my food and will carry it whenever necessary). I have also run one Comrades and done a couple of 94.7 challenges on a pushbike.

Obviously I will have to whip myself into some kind of shape to take on the challeng, but I can't foresee too many problems there, although it can be difficult to walk, carry a pack and breath will ROFLAO at people like WTM and other grapgatte. :lol:
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:31 pm

:lol: :lol: @ WTM....other grapgatte being Scipio, Bucky and Brother :lol: :lol:

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Unread postby ndloti » Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:44 pm

Great news , Bunnyhugger .
I was hoping someone would be able to assist the other trailists with the carrying of my armchair .
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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:00 am

Yebho Bwana.

And would sir be sitting in the armchair at the time?

Would you like fries with that order or are onion rings more suitable?
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Unread postby ndloti » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:19 am

On a more serious note :
Can anyone recommend a make of compact & lightweight hiking tent that is not too technical ? (read expensive , i.e not the type required for the Himalayas )
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby BunnyHugger » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:42 am

Mass stores (read Game, Dion and Macro) have a range of campmaster tents suitable for most occations and they are priced very reasonably (read cheap).

Just before our excursion to KNP in July, I bought a 2.5m by 2.5m by 1m dome tent, very easy to install (read idiot proof) and looks fair reasonable for around R400.

In fact, due to the amount of travelling I will be doing in April, we are going to buy another camp master for ourselves (read SO and I) to drag around as an easier alternative to our 3m by 3m by 2m canvass dome. The replacememt tent has very similar dimensions and priced at about R800.
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Conservation is not an option.
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Leave KNP alone. Go build a hotel someplace else. Reserves are for the preservation of wildlife.

Think Pink. ..


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