pmcke

Have been a tramper for getting on 40 years now. Currently active with the Rotorua Tramping & Skiing Club but cut my teeth with the Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club when I was young. Have tramped all over NZ but now mostly tramp in some of the wonderful places around the Central North island.

Liverpool Hut Scotts Bivvy Scotts Bivvy Hot Water Beach Mt Edgecombe Mt Tarawera Lunch on the top of Maungakawa South from Maungakawa Good views from Mt Haast Mt Haast summit in the fog Taylor's Mistake - Godley Head Track Godley Head
Old Ghost Road

Old Ghost Road

A GPS track of the Old Ghost Road November 2017   More ▶︎
Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy

Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy

A new track has been cut through bush up the true left of the Matukituki river from Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy. This means that you can get to the head of the valley with dry feet and also avoids ...   More ▶︎
Scotts Bivvy

Scotts Bivvy

A poor shelter for two people. Beware of the resident stream within the bivvy when it rains   More ▶︎
Tarawera Trail

Tarawera Trail

The first day of what will eventually be a three day trip around Lake tarawera   More ▶︎
Tarawera Trail

Tarawera Trail

The first day of what will eventually be a three day trip around Lake tarawera   More ▶︎
Hapuakohe Walkway

Hapuakohe Walkway

A walk in two sections. The southern section goes from the end of Mangipiko Valley Rd to a point on Ohinewai Rd, taking about 6 hours. The northern section goes from Ohinewai Rd to North Rd and takes about 8 ...   More ▶︎
Mt Haast

Mt Haast

A steep but satisfying climb. Great views and an alpine environment reasonably accessable from the road   More ▶︎
Mt Haast

Mt Haast

A steep but satisfying climb with good views   More ▶︎
Taylor's Mistake - Godley Head

Taylor's Mistake - Godley Head

The track from Taylor's Mistake to Godley head has been redeveloped and reopened after the earthquake.   More ▶︎
Te Waihou Walkway

Te Waihou Walkway

A nice easy walk in rural south Waikato, alongside the crystal clear, spring fed Waihou Stream   More ▶︎
Te Waihou Walkway

Te Waihou Walkway

A rural walk in south Waikato near Putaruru   More ▶︎
Zeke's Hut

Zeke's Hut

A pleasant there and back again trip in Hihitahi Reserve   More ▶︎
  • pmckepmcke added the GPX file, Old Ghost Road 22 November 201722 November.
    A GPS track of the Old Ghost Road November 2017
  • pmckepmcke updated the track, Old Ghost Road [In construction] 22 November 201722 November.
    Noted that track is complete now
  • pmckepmcke updated the hut, Liverpool Hut 3 May 20153 May 2015.
    Changed status of water supply
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Liverpool Hut 3 May 20153 May 2015.
    Liverpool Hut commands and excellent view down the West Matukituki Vallet
  • pmckepmcke updated the GPX file, Pearl Flat to Scott's Bivvy 3 May 20153 May 2015.
    added photos
  • pmckepmcke discussed West Matukituki 24 April 201524 April 2015.
    The new track up the true left has now been cut. It is less than a month old and cuttings ...
  • pmckepmcke updated the hut, Scotts Bivvy 23 April 201523 April 2015.
    Linked to other entry
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Scotts Bivvy 13 April 201513 April 2015.
    The floor was too damp to sit on
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Scotts Bivvy 13 April 201513 April 2015.
    Standing on top of the Bivvy. The head of the valley beyond
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Hot Water Beach 6 April 20146 April 2014.
    This is a very popular place to camp in the summer, and it isn't only trampers who camp here
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Mt Edgecombe 6 April 20146 April 2014.
    Seen from across Lake Tarawera
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Mt Tarawera 6 April 20146 April 2014.
    View of the mountain itself from along the Tarawera Trail
  • pmckepmcke added the GPX file, Tarawera Trail 6 April 20146 April 2014.
    The first day of what will eventually be a three day trip around Lake tarawera
  • pmckepmcke added the track, Tarawera Trail 6 April 20146 April 2014.
    The first day of what will eventually be a three day trip around Lake tarawera
  • pmckepmcke updated the track, Hauhungatahi Track 16 March 201416 March 2014.
    added hauhungatahi as a place
  • pmckepmcke discussed 14 July 201314 July 2013.
    There is a new hut at Perry Saddle http://www.tramper.co.nz/?8558 and another new one at Heaphy http://www.tramper.co.nz/?8560. They are large, quite ...
  • pmckepmcke updated the hut, Lower Matakuhia Hut 5 June 20135 June 2013.
    Added photo and removed irrelevant ones
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Lunch on the top of Maungakawa 22 May 201322 May 2013.
    Tramping Club lunch stop on the highest point on the Hapuakohe Walkway
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, South from Maungakawa 22 May 201322 May 2013.
    The highest point on the Hapuakohe Walkway, looking south. The track follows in the bush to the left of the ...
  • pmckepmcke added the track, Hapuakohe Walkway 22 May 201322 May 2013.
    A walk in two sections. The southern section goes from the end of Mangipiko Valley Rd to a point on ...
  • pmckepmcke discussed 4 May 20134 May 2013.
    I have a copy of the 1923 edition of Moirs (the original edition) and the bit in it I like ...
  • pmckepmcke discussed 2 May 20132 May 2013.
    Awesome pics. Brings back memories of the Darrens. The hardest thing I did was an E-W traverse of Sabre. That ...
  • pmckepmcke discussed 2 May 20132 May 2013.
    When I load GPX tracks I usually try and edit out the anomalies. I also join or cut tracks into ...
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Good views from Mt Haast 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    There are good views from anywhere above the bushline
  • pmckepmcke updated the track, Mt Haast 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    added photos
  • pmckepmcke updated the GPX file, Mt Haast 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    add photo
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Mt Haast summit in the fog 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    A cairn marks the summit of Mt Haast
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Taylor's Mistake - Godley Head Track 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    The track is new, wide, easy to follow and scenic
  • pmckepmcke added the photograph, Godley Head 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    The WW2 military installations at Godley Head emerge from the fog
  • pmckepmcke added the GPX file, Taylor's Mistake - Godley Head 25 April 201325 April 2013.
    The track from Taylor's Mistake to Godley head has been redeveloped and reopened after the earthquake.
pmcke
Member since 17 July 200717 July 2007
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