What's on your hit list for the summer?

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  • Thanks @bernieq for the reminder about rogaining, there is a series of events around the Wellington region over the next few months I should check out, although running is something I limit to grabbing the last slice of pizza in the box... Until about 2 years ago I was purely a map and compass user, no GPS, then I got a reasonably priced water resistant smartphone and portable battery, downloaded the Viewranger app and topo maps, and started using them for nav alongside map and compass. After a while I realised my navigational habits had changed to looking at the dot/circle on the screen far too often, rather than observing the terrain. The daywalks are my attempt to rebalance the reliance on technology and to repractice nav skills for a club bushcraft course I'm leading soon.
  • On the principle of 'if I tell enough people I'll have to do it': Falls Crk - Consolation - U pass - Glade - Indecision - Worsley - Glaisnock No other wanna-dos to get in the way this year. Just need a coupla weeks of fine, stable weather.
  • Haha same here madpom. If I spew the whole South Island trip over the net, I'll have to do it.
  • I’m quite keen to have a crack at the Douglas Range near Nelson. Also want to chance my arm at bagging a more remote hut or doing some tramping off a marked route to continue to develop my knowledge and skills (nothing identified yet though)
  • @Mosley59 The Douglas Range is awesome! There's some really neat spots in there. @Yarmoss Yes, I'm an Aucklander, but I'm moving south for the summer. Thanks a lot for the route details. Might see you out there some time.
  • I have got a dozen or so mainly lesser known hills/mountains I'd like to climb and one remote hut to visit which I haven't been to before. Also I'd like to search for and find the sites of a couple of remote C19th gold mining operations and re-cut some tracks that I maintain. All this is West Coast stuff.
  • On my hit list are the two things the weather didn't permit last summer. 1. Tararuas Northern Crossing. 2. Mt. Owen.
  • wandering the central Tararuas and Ruahines (lots, I hope) and 3 weeks in west coast/lake Sumner FP
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Forum The campfire
Started by Matthew
On 5 October 2017
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