Waters & words

Doing the hills: a photo essay

 

As river fishermen, we inevitably do a fair amount of clambering up and down steep hills.

Sometimes it is the walk in on a goat track.

 

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Paul De Wet and Rhett Quinn heading up the Riflespruit valley

 

At other times it is just part of making your way up and down a river valley.

 

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Roy Ward looking for good footing in a river valley in KZN

Either way a certain quota of sure footedness is an asset, as is a reasonable degree of fitness.

This is particularly so for those hike-in mountain trips.

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Tim Horne and Roy Ward hiking to the upper Bokspruit in bad weather

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Roy Ward and I descending into a little known gorge in KZN in search of Trout

 

The ones where you return  at the end of a day with a smile in your soul and some mountain in your breath.

Not to mention a tension in your muscles, and some memories of beautiful little mountain Trout.

 

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Little mountain Trout

 

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The walk out: Willow stream

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