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Yep, was very windy on the tops. Hardly took any photos as I was concentrating on not getting blown off! Poor visibility anyway.
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Arthur Borrell R.I.P.(station owner of the Branches back in the day)told us a few years before he died that a few MTB/pack rafters had carried their bikes down to the head of the lake and ...
I’m keen to hook up late April or May , a South Island track if your keen, Kind regards, Paul from Auckland
I think a lot of tracking software isnt working right at the moment.Probably due to a common point in the delivery chain. Ive had a couple of aliexpress orders show up before they were posted
Hi, checked through some old emails and couldn't find anymore specifics for hut ownership as must have discussed this via phone calls. Your best first step is as you suggest, talking to Rob Hamilton at Glenlee Station. ...
A tramping mate (AndrewP over on has been producing contour maps (Aus, state by state) for use in Garmin GPS for quite some time - now he's added New Zealand North & South Island ...
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Me neither - for me the first priority is whether the company will insure me for the period of hire and whether the places I want to go are covered. I imagine most people take a ...
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register your beacon with the authorities,, they will try and ring the contact n's first if the beacon turns on to make sure its not a false alarm and gather more information @madpom inreach uses dark...
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It looks like more of a fashion site - but nice non-thermal leggings.
Maybe look to set up your own trailbabies group... or at least ask around everyone you know and put notices up at kindy etc. There may be people out there who would love to but ...
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Hey guys - because of the track closure, I received this reply yesterday from the Queenstown VC: "A bridge was destroyed along the Dart track (in between Chinamans Bluff and Daleys Flat hut). We are hopeful ...
Hello all, I was hoping someone might be able to provide some advice on how to get to the aircraft wreck near Jumbo Hut. My son and I tried to get there when he was around 11 ...
Thanks @Honora. Much appreciated. How long did it take you to get through to/from Doughboy? Any options for campsites once you drop off the Tin Range or all too scrubby down there?
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I think many people miss the point of the frame on those toasters. Putting the toast on the gauze WILL burn the toast. The toast is meant to benefit from the heat created from the ...
Please be mindful of the weather. Big system hitting the South Island this Sunday.
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Hello people. I have been away for a while and I would love to share with you my latest experience. I recently came back from Nepal where I spent one month. It was a great experience tramping around ...
@madpom having same problem with my InReach Mini. (Garmin) use phone to send messages. but usually does not show my location to the recipient Garmin thought it was lack of updating my inReach online. but still ...
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Thinking of doing the Three Passes route in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have an update on the snow conditions. Can you get by without crampons? I have done the route a couple of ...
Little bit of rain today in Rangiora and thunder from the Mount Thomas direction so this might be fixed
The plastic lining the battens have disintegrated and harness is quite well worn. I'd be happy just for the plastic to be replaced. Will make some photos and bring it into a local store to assess
Hi, hiking community. I’m heading from Hamilton into the mighty Kaweka Forest for a four-day adventure starting from Makahu Hut with the destination being Manson Hut. I have loosely planned to also stay at Kiwi ...
Thanks for that, Madpom. I'l lost my older paper topomap with the boundaries on, the current online topomap doesn't show it. Good to know Junction Burn hut is a possibility.
Why not get the shuttle to drop you at Wainui and then hike back towards Marahau? That's what I would do. I've done the whole track and north of Totaranui the track is fine but ...

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