Devil’s Peak!

Rise and shine!  The wake up call for our morning hike yesterday was at 6:15 a.m.!  We chose to take a cab into town early so we beat the crowds and the sun!  We arrived at the start of the trail at 7:15 a.m.  As soon as we reached the entrance we were ready to begin our hike!  The trail was uphill the majority of the time but it wasn’t that much of a challenge.  Once we got closer to the top it became steeper and we had no choice but to climb gigantic rocks to reach the top.  After about an hour and a half we made it to the top.  (We were not expecting to get to the top that quickly.)  We were a little disappointed with the view only because the fog was hiding it.  We were able to enjoy some time at the top of the peak climbing, jumping, and falling from rock to rock.  As time went by, it was time to head back down to the start of the trail.  A hike that was supposed to take us 6 hours only took us 3 hours.  What can we say…we are expert hikers! 🙂

General information about Devil’s Peak:

  • It is part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa.
  • It is 3,281 feet high.
  • One of the major landmarks of Cape Town.
  • Originally referred to as Windberg (It was called this because of the great wind and dust exposure making it easier to climb during the wet, cold months.)
  • It lies on the slopes between Vredehoek and the Table Mountain National Park.

Please take a look at some of our pictures form the hike!

Look!

Look!

The beautiful view at the top! (Sarcasm!)

The beautiful view at the top! (Sarcasm!)

Line and Crysta! They did it! :)

Line and Crysta! They did it! 🙂

The beautiful view at the top! (Sarcasm!)

The beautiful view at the top! (Sarcasm!)

Halfway!

Halfway!

Halfway!

Halfway!

You can't climb to the top of a mountain without taking a selfie! :) #selfiesunday

You can’t climb to the top of a mountain without taking a selfie! 🙂 #selfiesunday

I did not take this picture.  I am posting this to show you what Devil's Peak looks like!  Not to shabby!

I did not take this picture. I am posting this to show you what Devil’s Peak looks like! Not to shabby!

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2 thoughts on “Devil’s Peak!

  1. Johnny,
    It is so good to read about what you are doing. Very cool. I loved South Africa as well. Great place. I was wondering if you would be willing to let one of my students ask you some questions about teaching overseas and life after college. When she asked I immediately thought of you.
    Let me kow if you are willing. Again, it is great to get news on you and how cool that you are being used by MU for promotion. It says something about you.
    Take care
    Dr. Himmele

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    • Dr. Himmele,

      Thank you so much. Being able to have the opportunity to student teach in South Africa was incredible. I without a doubt would love to talk and answer questions about student teaching abroad with a current student. Please have her email me at Jgguigne@millersville.edu and I will be sure to get in touch with her! Thank you for the post!

      Johnny

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