We just returned from hiking the Boland trail, the 2 day option: the Sphinx route.
Upon our arrival at the Shamarock lodge , we were greeted by a group of ±30 people, including children of all ages.
After two hours of listening to blaring music, played through Bluetooth speakers and countless games on-on/ hide and seek; we decided that we have had enough. We packed up our gear and headed out, subsequently completing a 2 day hike in one day.
We truly enjoyed our night adventure, however, as a group we were left with two questions:
- Is there a place for loud family overnight hikes?
- Are we wrong in expecting fellow hikers to abide by the unspoken “hikers etiquette”
What’s your thoughts?