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Update: FMC posted a thing to Facebook which referenced this notice from DOC: https://www.fmc.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Extension-of-Paparoa-Track-Closure.pdf The notice implies the closure is under s51A, which seems *very* generic for...
@Honora Coming out of the Stillwater is a battle. From memory it took us about 3 hours to cover less than a horizontal kilometer (about 200m vertical gain as well). We did make it through to Thomson ...
Hi Everyone, we're walking the Heaphy east to west, starting 22nd Dec and finishing on Christmas day but staying in karamea for the night. Is anyone walking the other way around that time who wants ...
One last chime from me: Be sure to check out DOC's NLNP Visitor Centre in St. Arnaud before embarking on your adventure. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and can verify or otherwise refine the weather ...
Hi Jules. I know this is an old thread but do you still offer this? I'm hoping to do the crossing next week but don't think I can carry my little guy! And if not, ...
Our alpine country can get savage weather any time of year; if you are at Waiau Pass, make sure you have a good visibility window before attempting that sidle via Thompson Pass into the headwaters ...
clothing can be a big factor. Have you replaced your shorts. Mine chaff a little under the waist belt but its because they use a tied string to hold them up which is right under ...
Thanks madpom and waynowski. I’m feeling that the DOC suggested times for Mt Misery and Mt Cedric routes are probably fairly realistic for me and not too generous. Perhaps need to sweet-talk the grandparents into ...
Awesome!! Thanks! Yes, we’ll see you there @PaulEvans 😊
No issue. When I take it along it means the party is large enough that we have economies of scale. I've used it to cook for 10 people. I store a small burner, a lighter, ...
Let us know how you get on as we also have a booking for a child who no longer wants to come with us.
I’m in Invercargill. Where are you?
New to NZ from Germany working here in Invercargill I’m an equine vet. Female. Looking for a tramping partner from now till March. Anyone wants to buddy up?
Those wind conditions arnt too bad for tramping powell to Jumbo.A typical day really. . but, most mountain forecasts (metservice and the others) seem to frequently underestimate the maximum wind (gusts) The Greater wellington regional council ...
As per the FMC webpage: https://www.fmc.org.nz/2019/09/14/mount-somers-huts-on-doc-booking-system/ DOC has now confirmed that both huts will be on the booking system for the summer season, starting 1 October 2019. The Annual Hut Pass can s...
Regarding Fire exit signs above the single door to a hut: I imagine some people wake up disorientated and that sign might be quite helpful. I've known some people to not remember where they are ...
if you can get to nelson there will be a better choice of shops there or even better christchurch
other way around batteries in hot environment lose charge faster cold temps just temporarily reduce the speed the battery can discharge making it look like its lost its charge https://www.thoughtco.com/why-batteries-discharge-quickly-cold-wea...
Frank and I routinely have a PB/vege spread (GF vegemite) sandwich after we get back to the car. He makes them with lashings of butter or margarine in his case and lavish application of filling. ...
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Photo of it here (interesting album it belongs to, too). https://ninadickerhof.smugmug.com/TrampingandmountaineeringinNew/Aspiring-Region/Rock-Burn-to-Arawhata-17-30/i-HBxkWXb/A
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