USAhutbagger

Hey Trampers! I lived in Richmond from Jan 2009 to June 2012. My family moved to NZ from Atlanta, GA, USA for a bit of a lifestyle change. Although we have moved back to Atlanta again, I still make annual trips to NZ to go tramping. I absolutely love this amazing country and the awesome, unique hut system.

By the way, I only record huts that I have bagged, which means sleeping in them. That's how I do hut-bagging.

Anderson Memorial Hut Nichols Hut Toaroha Saddle Bivvy Devils Creek Hut Sunset over Lake Angelus Begley Hut
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

A great tramp in a remote location, crosses two alpine saddles, ice-axes and crampons needed in winter. More information on the DOC website.   More ▶︎

Caves Hut

A cozy old NZFS hut built 1966. A good woodburner, 100m walk to the Leatham River for water.   More ▶︎
Devils Creek Hut

Devils Creek Hut

A tidy hut on the Wakamarina Track. Has wood-burner.   More ▶︎
Begley Hut

Begley Hut

An old NZ Forest Service hut up the Begley Valley. Fire doesn't draw well and door has to be left open a crack.   More ▶︎
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger discussed 13 January 201313 January 2013.
    Hi walkingeverywhere, I have to agree with the others here that you should probably avoid Ruapehu and Tahurangi. However, to get
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger added the photograph, Anderson Memorial Hut 26 January 201226 January 2012.
    Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger added the photograph, Nichols Hut 26 January 201226 January 2012.
    A tidy little hut in a great location. It recently had some work done, new roof, paint job, and new ...
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger updated the hut, Syme Hut 22 December 201122 December 2011.
    Corrected elevation
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger updated the photograph, Toaroha Bivvy 11 November 201111 November 2011.
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger added the photograph, Devils Creek Hut 8 November 20118 November 2011.
    A standard hut with a few mice
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger updated the photograph, Begley Hut 8 November 20118 November 2011.
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger added the photograph, Sunset over Lake Angelus 8 November 20118 November 2011.
    An awesome day and evening, taken May 2011.
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger updated the hut, Caves Hut 30 August 201130 August 2011.
    Access info added
  • USAhutbaggerUSAhutbagger added the hut, Devils Creek Hut 30 June 201130 June 2011.
    A tidy hut on the Wakamarina Track. Has wood-burner.
USAhutbagger
Member since 24 June 201124 June 2011
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