Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)

The Top Crawford Bivouac (2 bunks, no matresses, stream water 100m distant, no fire) is a typical alpine Biv, with one bed on the left wall, one on the far wall, and a cooking shelf on the right wall. A kero stove (but no kero) is supplied - it is unclear whether this works. The biv is well maintained, and appears rodent-proof - a welcome change!

The biv lies on grassy flats in the upper Crawford Valley. It is about 700m upstream from the end of the cut, marked valley track, and on the opposite side of the river - a river crossing is necessary, but should be possible except after severe rainfall.

A steep poled route leads from the hut to the Styx Valley, via the beutiful, tarn-studded Lathrop Saddle and Browning Range Biv. Hanging valleys to the south of the hut, leading up to glaciers on Mt. Learmont also look worthwhile exploring.

View East from Top Crawford biv Dec 2010 • By glennj. Licence: C.
This hut has been removed or destroyed. Information here is for historical reference only.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
None
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Styx Roadend (J33 596122): 20km - steep climb over a poled alpine route from biv to the Styx Valley, then a benched track to the roadend. Via Lathrop Saddle, Browning Range Biv (3.5km, 3-5hrs), Grassy Flats Hut (5.5km, 4-8 hrs) and Mid Styx Hut (9km)

Kokatahi Roadend (J33 577110): 16.5km - poorly maintained cut/marked track down the valley to the road via Top Crawford Hut (2.5km, 1.5-2.5hrs), Crawford Junction Hut (6km, 3-5hrs) and Booboo Hut (12km)

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
860m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BV19
Map
ID 2004

About this hut

Added 17 June 2007 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 17 March 2011 by glennjglennj.
20 views in the past year (2 per month).