Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010
This hut replaces, but on a different site, the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC about five years ago.
The new hut is the result of a community project lead by Eddie Newman and Julia Bradshaw. The old Lower Arahura hut was donated for resiting by DOC who also oversaw the new site selection & building plan modifications. Eddie & Julia mobilised volunteers, sponsors & donors to get the old hut demolished, the new hut built and to get the track re cut.
The hut was officialy opened on December 10 2010 at a virtual opening held at the Beach Front Hotel in Hokitika. Andrew Buglass (the founder of Permolat/Remote Huts) cut a piece of cruise tape draped across a projected image of the hut with a pair of pruners and declared the hut open. It is a great hut in a top spot!
glennj By the way Mt Brown after which the hut is named is the middle of the three bumps in the background of this photo. It is a straight forward walk on up the ridge from the hut to the summit. It takes the moderately fit under an hour from the hut to the top.
31 December 2010
Ruger Great community contribution, design gets the big tick too :-)
30 December 2010