Ellis (Murders) Hut

Ellis (Murders) Hut

A historic hut built in 1884. It is the oldest hut in the Ruahine ranges. Named after James Ellis who in 1904 was accused of shooting his former boss Leonard Collinson after Collinson fired him for killing a red deer ...   More ▶︎
Poutaki Hut

Poutaki Hut

Poutaki Hut in the Gwavas Forest. Adjacent to the Ruahine Forest Park. Accessible from Wakarara Road via forestry roads and a steep track.   More ▶︎
Between Jacko Flat and Jacko Flat hut

Between Jacko Flat and Jacko Flat hut

Crossing one of the many streams on the track between Jacko Flat and Jacko Flat hut.   More ▶︎
Jacko Flat hut 2020

Jacko Flat hut 2020

The new colours of the hut. Well, the chimney anyway. A NZFS hut on the Crooked River in Westland   More ▶︎
Saddle between 1251m and 1196m

Saddle between 1251m and 1196m

On the Brian O'Lyn route toward Mt.O'Shanessy 1462m(at the back). We took a direct line to the saddle in the foreground, past a tarn at 1130m. Lake Morgan tops Westland   More ▶︎
The Brian O'Lyn route shortcut

The Brian O'Lyn route shortcut

After ascending to the tops from the Haupiri river the ridge is followed between pt1218m and pt1251m. A tarn sits at appx 1130m which we diverted to, regaining the ridge at the saddle between pt1251m and pt1196m.   More ▶︎
wind

wind

wind   More ▶︎
Mt.Alexander from Mt.O'Shannessy

Mt.Alexander from Mt.O'Shannessy

Overlooking Lake Morgan and just to the north is Mt.O'Shanessy. Here it provides a view of the NE ridge of Mt.Alexander, although a good 12k away.   More ▶︎
Severn/Boundary creek saddle

Severn/Boundary creek saddle

High point of the Molesworth-Leatham circuit. 1000m climb from Severn hut   More ▶︎
Severn valley, looking upstream

Severn valley, looking upstream

Molesworth-Leatham circuit   More ▶︎