Thursday, May 5th was Ascension Day, which is a national holiday in Cameroon. Both Teresa and I had the day off, so we went together to one of my favorite places on the outskirts of Yaoundé: Nkolbisson. Now, French speakers would call Nkolbisson a “colline” which means hill, but from growing up near the Smokies and Blue-Ridge mountains, I’m willing to call it a mountain.
The trek I know (and prefer) starts outside of an agricultural research center (foreground), climbing through fields and brush up to a crevice on the left side of the hill (mountain). Once inside the crevice, a little light rock-climbing and some clambering bring you up to a cocoa plantation, and out onto a large flat rock for a wonderful view. The descent is a steep-yet-quick slide down to a neighborhood on the other side.
All in all, it was a great day, the weather was great, the company even better, and the little scrapes from briers were well worth the view!