I was looking for an easy winter tramp (as I am a fisher rather than a tramper). Anyway, had a look on the DOC site and it looks says "easy walk from road end" but then the difficulty is "advanced". Pretty conflicting info. I have been along the track until it vies away from the river, then it looks to become way more difficult.
Next question, is there a stream to get water from there, or is it a roof tank thingamee?
Any info much appreciated.
Stream water at hut. Easy walk with 1 big creek crossing at the roadend and 1 decent climb on a good track after crossing Whare Creek.
Trip report here, day 2, near the end of the day:
DoC changed the classification because there is a 60cm wide hole on one section of the track where there is also a drop if you lost your footing there. So until the track is rerouted around that hole the difficulty of the track has increased a wee bit.
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 didn't mention your companion once. Maybe it was "Wilson?" :P
I feel pretty soft and all my angling endeavours are totally insignificant compared to this. lol
As for the Te Araroa, I had no idea it is that busy. I guess people choose it for ego-related reasons, as it's a well known track.
Btw, the Styx river is a beautiful one aye?