Greyneys Shelter June 2012
This shelter is next to SH 73 between Arthur's Pass Village and the Waimakariri River at Klondyke Corner. It's handy to various track/route starts/ends.
I have memories of an uncomfortable night spent there back in 1972 after coming down the Waimak & failing to hitch a ride back to the West Coast before nightfall. (only had a thin sleeping mat which I used on the concrete floor)
Honora The old shelter was removed after a slip came down and killed 2 campers nearby. Very sad the new shelter doesn't have a fireplace. Yep, I stayed in Greyneys only once after catching the midnight train from Chch. I slept on the bench and my gear didn't run to the luxury of a sleeping mat in those days. I sure as hell wanted to buy a thermorest when I first saw one in 1983!
22 June 2012
glennj Ian I remember the Klondyke shelter but never slept a night in it. We also used the railcars at times, usually to Arthur's Pass or the Mt White bridge. When the railcars stopped running I remember making use of the Railways Road Services buses for drop offs at Klondyke corner & once to where the Kelly's Creek Shelter used to be.
22 June 2012
iangeorge But I do recall Greyneys shelter being somewhat warmer than the old Klondyke Corner shelter (which no longer exists).
I spent a few nights there after being dropped off from the railcar, or waiting for the railcar.
17 June 2012