It promised to be a warm day when 9 of us set out from the Fernkloof Visitors’ Centre on Wednesday, but we were lucky to start walking in the shade and by the time we got to the top, next to Aasvoelkop, there was a light breeze and we had low cloud cover. Most of the walk was through typical fynbos with magnificent displays of Erica tenella. We entered the burn where the path to Aasvoelkop turned off and we only got back into unburnt vegetation some way down the Jeep Track. The recent good rain had ensured that there was plenty of healthy new growth, but we saw no flowers in the burnt area other than occasional Fire Daisies. We covered 13 kilometres in just over 5 hours and returned home fairly tired, but well pleased with the walk.