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  • Jumbo hut closed till further notice

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    Even Cattle Ridge has suffered. The chimney for the open fire was blown off, and down the hill, not long after the hut was built
  • North branch of the Wilkin in November?

    Thanks for the comments. Looks like it is a go-er then! Cheers, Alan
  • Mt Winterslow access

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    Ha. Funny. Just when I pull out, say 'that's all we're going to achieve here', and go home: and the forecast of rain through till Thursday becomes 'mostly fine'
  • Grey River area - Marlborough

    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone here had any knowledge of the Grey River (Marlborough version) and the huts situated around it. In the past I have walked in to the ...
  • A couple of questions about track to Pinchgut Hut

    Honora - lol, "interesting" madpom - A good read, mate. My feet grew imaginary blisters reading it! I like to write too, and the first thing I noticed is that you ...
  • Toaroha-Frew Circuit

    Would definitely second going to Mungo if you have the time to spare. Well worth the visit especially if you don't think you'll get back to the area again. Can be ...
  • Kaimais: Sentinel Rock track to Motutapere hut

    There is a taped route off the Sentinel track but you would better than average bush craft skills
  • Camping near Great Walks...

    The irony of the term 'freedom' camping whilst hiding in thick bush scared of being apprehended by someone for wanting to camp for free in Mother Nature. And before they pipe ...
  • planning meeting for new powell hut

    theres a couple of DOC public consultgation meetings happening about the upgrade to powell hut, one in Porirua, one in Carterton, in mid july. if you want info on the meetings ...
  • Taking the Plunge

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    I think if I was going to do this, I'd think about Stewart Island, there's several hunters huts in the Port Adventure / Tikotatahi or Port Pegasus area, if you ...
  • Garston ski hut

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    I often have a little sponge down before bedtime. Sometimes you can heat the water up on top of the stove in those steel ash buckets. I'm too much of ...
  • HapÅ«akohe Range: Hapuakohe walkway

    It does, of waikato farmland. and some very slippery up and down sections with mud at this time of year.
  • Holdsworth to Totora Flats

    Fair enough.
  • Southlanders, I have arrived!

    Ok, so here's the thing; I've made the conscious decision to give up my trip to Nepal (including losing all costs) in order to get all my crap in one ...
  • COroners report on death on Mt Taranaki climb

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    The reason ive always encouraged people to do a snowcraft course, is that based on my observations of people I see on the slopes, neither ice axe or crampons are ...
  • Lake Quill

    From a book I got through Freecycle referring to Quill's climb of the falls : "Quill had to be a human fly to inch his way 1,094 feet up the ...
  • Stewart Island, Tin Range - Doughboy Bay

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    I went back to Doughboy and found where the track starts. It is in the logical place really. It starts at the foot of that WNW spur that runs off ...
  • Kahurangi NP in Winter

    I've met a guy in NW Nelson, surname Young?, who told me he's been all through that country in winter and climbed nearly every peak in Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes. ...
  • Pouakai Crossing $3.4m upgrade

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    i have nothing else to say about teh current govt than expletives, theres little good about what they are doing with conservation, any other political party is unlikely to do ...
  • Cattle ridge hut

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    Just the info I was looking for stunted thanks a lot.
  • Camping on the Kaweka tops

    @gaiters is spot on. I avoid the Kawekas during the roar, way too many idiots with guns around. Having said that, if you head north towards Kaweka North there's a ...
  • old Wangamomona Road

    This has just come from the NZ4WD association. There is more information at and It affects trampers and mountain bikers as much as 4wders. None of us can afford ...
  • Camp Creek Bivvy

    Came across a reference to Camp Creek Bivvy. Camp Creek apparently runs into the Te Hoe River. Can't find any reference to Camp Creek on topo map. However it is ...
  • the Te Araroa Trail

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    "North Bound" ?
  • rescue from five passes

    Sounds like the heli-pilot had a tough job, then, to pick up on Sunday in what sounds like an unpleasant clag. Good thing they had a PLB. Hopefully, we will hear ...

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