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Elsie’s Peak

Leader: Eric Harley 20 October 2016 Elsie’s Peak

Following on a circumnavigation of Elsie’s Peak last month, 10 members met again for an exploration of the other end of Elsie’s (i.e. the western reaches of the ridge). The first thing that impressed was the amazing number and variation of the spring flowers, with Gladiolus carneus in abundance an especial feature. As we travelled further along the ridge the flora changed markedly and an amazing abundance of Satyrium carneum predominated. After this floral feast we headed back, and then took a turn towards the Glencairn side of the ridge before emerging near the summit, and then descended through the vlaktes back to the cars.

Eric Harley


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