Drakensbrrrg!

We went up to the Drakensberg this weekend.  It was pretty cold, dropping below zero at night.  While there, we went on an epic four hour hike and I took some photographs of the flora that survives under these harsh conditions.

Drakensberg mountains.

Drakensberg mountains.

Icy car window.

Icy car window.

Wind-swept grass.

Wind-swept grass.

Lone tree.

Lone tree.

Mountain pool - Mol-d jumped in!

Mountain pool - Mol-d jumped in!

A protea this high up?

A protea this high up?

Strange furry plant.

Strange furry plant.

Water falling.

Water falling.

8 Responses to Drakensbrrrg!

  1. brendan July 14, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    looks like fun, i’m jealous

  2. Sonya July 14, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Mod-D jumped in – he’s crazy!!! Where in the berg is this Smile – that pool looks amazing…

  3. Smile July 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    its in the uKhahlamba World Heritage – near Drakensberg Gardens. the peak you see in the first photograph is Rhino Horn 🙂

  4. emme July 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    wow it does look beautiful. that pool with the little waterfall is so clear, i’d be tempted to jump in myself but i’d never be mad enough to actually do it!

  5. Smile July 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    yesh, he was crying like a baby afterwards. a smaller pool upstream was frozen over!

  6. Bridget McNulty July 27, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    Beautiful photos… The Berg always surprises me with how stunning it is – you’d think we’d be used to it by now.

  7. Joey December 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Oh, the Berg! I love it so! The windswept grass is magical. Mold-D is crazy. Maybe this comment is a potential haiku.

  8. Niall December 23, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    haiku commenting … how 2011!

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