Hiking (Magaliesberg GT) 9:15:00  42.0 km (13:13 / km)
shoes: Salomon 3D Pro Black/Red #16
Did a section of a Magaliesberg Grand Traverse with Nathan and Mac.
Started from near the junction to the north of the Hartebeespoort bridge, then 'PC1' up in the Saddle. From there mostly along the top regions westwards to the Telecom Towers. Had intended to go another 10km to Breedts Nek, but pace was slower than expected and night-time was looming.
Picked up some hiking trails, mainly the Crazy Store route and then later 1 other short trail section. Tough technical section between these two. After the second trail, hit the Rand Water jeep track and followed it for a couple of kms, then angled off it for a lower n-side traverse to the Towers access road.
Estimate it would have taken 2h to do the last 10k with slightly easier terrain, so would have finished just after dark. Next stage: Towers to Olifantsnek.
Had some great flyovers of 50+ Cape Vultures about 1 hour in, mostly flying slightly below us as we walked along the ridge. Also saw 1 Bateleur, 2 Verraux's Eagles and plenty of Mountain Reedbuck.