Hanging out on the summit for a bit also allowed for some quality interactions with other hikers and we were happy to get advice from some more seasoned climbers on what route would be best to take for when we decide to tackle table mountain. We also got to play with quite the cute little dog (still curious how she managed to get up the sheer rocks) and had an interesting time talking to her owner, who was from Cape Town. It was nice to hear that a good number of locals frequently enjoyed hiking and visiting Lion’s Head along with the thousands of visitors who come each year. I’m looking forward to our further hiking adventures during our down time here when we aren’t in class, at our assorted internship sites, touring local public health facilities or exploring other exciting spots and can’t wait to see what new views and experiences are to come from our future treks!
- Toby Harris