First NZ tramps report
Longtime lurker from Qld. Just finished my first tramps. Initial track was the Routeburn but unable to continue past Harris saddle owing to the excess snow on the track and avalanche warnings. Warden advised that possibility of getting through day 2 was only 50/50 and that was my cue to at least get up to see Lake Harris while visibility was good. Sensational short walk through a not often for me seen winter vista. Disappointed couldn't go onwards but that view made-up for it. We stayed at flats hut night two (only 4 people!) and did a nice short walk up the north routeburn, immensely enjoyable. Second walk was Kepler. Great weather , day one an unrelenting uphill with pro s more in my pack than I needed... Day two amazing ridge line walking with some dodgy narrow snow bits. Iris burn area quite beautiful. Lovely part of the world. Will I great walk again, not sure, hut camaraderie was good but I was a bit over all the people by the end. Less travelled tracks feel more appealing.
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