Frisco hut Jan 2009
Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. It is situated up in the high bush approximately 400 vertical metres above the river. The route up the Hokitika needed to be high to avoid Frisco Canyon.
This hut receives very few walk in visitors. Access is challenging because the old tracks either side of the hut have become completely overgrown in places through not having been cut for close to 40 years. In 2009 MM & I accessed the hut ok from the Diedrichs Range. Some years prior to this regular tramping companion JH & a DOC employee managed to follow the old track down from the Poet - Bluff track with some difficulty. That would be much harder now!
glennj This March the old up river track from Frisco which was completely overgrown was re cut by two "Permolat" members. This is the track mentioned above that links to the Poet - Bluff track. If heading down river from the Bluff swing bridge boulder hop down the TR of the Hoki to Darby Creek, cross Darby Creek, head up the TR a short way & that is where the cut track to Frisco starts.
5 April 2011