mantis

I have been out and about in the hills since the middle sixties. Deerstalking at first but mainly tramping for the last twenty odd years.I live in Kapiti about 10 km from Otaki Forks, and do a lot of solo tramping in the Tararua's and Ruahine's. I have always been keen on photography particularly wildlife and macro
My favourite area in NZ is Nelson Lakes

Field Hut August 2016 Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Reopened Kapiti Island From Mt Wainui Summit Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks from the bottom Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks from the top Blue Bluff Slip, Otaki Forks Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Road Barlow Hut Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Ruapae Falls Tararua's Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Field Hut August 2016 8 August 20168 August 2016.
    August 7 2016
  • mantismantis discussed Editing Forum Posts 17 July 201617 July 2016.
    No error message, just no button to edit or delete (windows 10 and Chrome) No problem editing previously
  • mantismantis discussed Otaki Forks 16 July 201616 July 2016.
    I went in today the day after the road reopened. Word had spread as there were at least 30 cars ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Reopened 16 July 201616 July 2016.
    Re opened yesterday 15 July 2016
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Kapiti Island From Mt Wainui Summit 11 July 201611 July 2016.
    MT Wainui is 722 metre peak near Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. It is usually accessed through the Whareroa Farm ...
  • mantismantis discussed Compressible sleeping bag 22 June 201622 June 2016.
    Exped "Comfort Series" are great for those of us who like a bit of room in their bags. Various weights ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks from the bottom 23 May 201623 May 2016.
    This pic shows the old road surface and bund wall to the left to prevent debris falling into the river
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks from the top 23 May 201623 May 2016.
    Taken from near the top of the slip looking across the Otaki. The blue packages are the old Kime hut ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip, Otaki Forks 23 May 201623 May 2016.
    Taken from the lowest step looking north towards Shields Flat
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks Road 13 May 201613 May 2016.
    Taken 13/05/2016
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Barlow Hut 21 April 201621 April 2016.
    Barlow Hut is in the Ruahine Range about 2 - 3 hrs up the Makaroro River from the Waikamaka roadend
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks 15 April 201615 April 2016.
    This pic shows contractors at work on the slip on 14 April. The emergency access track starts at the extreme ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Blue Bluff Slip Otaki Forks 15 April 201615 April 2016.
    This pic shows contractors at work on the slip on 14 April. The emergency access track starts at the extreme ...
  • mantismantis discussed Why can't foreign PLBs be registered in NZ? 2 April 20162 April 2016.
    Just purchased a KTI Safety Alert 406MHz Personal Locator Beacon from the link above as my old GME units battery ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Ruapae Falls Tararua's 25 March 201625 March 2016.
    Ruapae Falls are in the headwaters of the Magatainoka River near Eketahuna. The falls can be reached by following the ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1 24 March 201624 March 2016.
    Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges 24 March 201624 March 2016.
    Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Keretaki Hut 20 February 201620 February 2016.
    Keretaki Hut. The southernmost hut in the Ruahine Range. Reached via the Orouakeretaki Stream and a taped route from the ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Keretaki Hut, Ruahine Range 19 February 201619 February 2016.
    Keretaki Hut. The southernmost hut in the Ruahine Range. Reached via the Orouakeretaki Stream and a taped route from the ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Daphne Hut Ruahine Range 19 February 201619 February 2016.
    Daphne Hut on the Tukituki River, Ruahine Range
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Howletts Hut Ruahine Range 19 February 201619 February 2016.
    Howletts Hut on the Daphne Ridge, Ruahine Range
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Daphne Ridge Ruahine Range 19 February 201619 February 2016.
    Daphne Ridge just north of Taumatataua. Howletts Hut is located in the small patch of bush that covers the ridge ...
  • mantismantis discussed Stoat / Rat Traps 4 February 20164 February 2016.
    Thanks Duncan I will check it out
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Burn Hut 3 January 20163 January 2016.
    Burn Hut in the Mangahao catchment, Northern Tararua Range. A good loop is from the number 2 dam downriver to ...
  • mantismantis updated the photograph, Number 1 dam on the Mangahao River 21 November 201521 November 2015.
  • mantismantis updated the photograph, Mt Kapakapanui 16 October 201516 October 2015.
  • mantismantis discussed Otaki Forks Access 10 August 201510 August 2015.
    The road access to Otaki Forks is closed and will probably be out of action for up to 6 weeks. ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Waterfall near Ohau River 31 July 201531 July 2015.
    Small waterfall on a side creek near the Ohau River. Tararua range
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Field Hut 14 July 201514 July 2015.
    Field Hut in the Tararua Range. Historic Hut built by Joe Gibbs in 1924. The hut is on Judd Ridge, ...
  • mantismantis added the photograph, Mitre Flats Hut 12 February 201512 February 2015.
    Mitre Flats Hut October 2014
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