Spring has sprung in the Castle Region and, while many areas of the park are still snowbound, the route up Table Mountain should be largely snow free.
This is a great hike to shake the spring rust off and is largely a hike with little to no scrambling. We will gain 750 m over 5 km though which will keep our pace in check.
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Difficulty Level: Moderate / Difficult (snow dependent)
Distance: 5 km one way (10 km return)
Elevation Gain: 750 metres
Time and Location: Meet at Gazebo Park (Blairmore), no later than 8:30 AM. The trail-head is a 30 minute drive, which we will carpool to after a brief safety chat.
Expected Trip Length: 5 - 6 hours (+ driving time)
- Appropriate clothing (layers) for the weather (we could see +20 and sunny or a gale force winds and a snow-capped summit)
- Proper hiking footwear
- Lunch, snacks, and water
- Bear spray
Optional, but Recommended Gear:
- Hiking poles (highly recommended for this one)
- Gaiters or rain pants (in case of encountering snow)
- Micro spikes
- First aid kit