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Had an interesting conversation with an acquaintance about this place. He was unaware that the track is still officially closed to access the gorge. I know Doc says the track is inpassable but has anyone ...
Thick snow covering a valley stream in summer? You're talking about avalanche debris right? It's usually pretty hard and stable (until it's not). It will have fallen a considerable way, partly melted due to the ...
I don't think age alone disqualifies anyone from doing a solo overnight tramp. As mentioned by the above posters, your personal skills, experience and knowledge of the area/terrain as well as equipment (and ability to properly ...
Thanks for the info guys. Might give Mt. White a call then. Yes saw the road beyond was legal on wams hence thought it might be a goer..
Can shorten the last day, but that's an easy part of the trip. If going anti-clockwise, then you're going up from lakeside to Luxmore Hut with a full pack. Second day is continuous uphill slopes ...
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Hi I'm looking for someone to partner up with a trip over the Whitcome pass from West to East in late march or early april. I'm currently living overseas and will be back in NZ ...
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There must be parts of some valleys/side valleys that no one has set foot in, but I think there would be fewer than people think. People like Stan and Tara Mulvaney, Henriette Beikirch, Danilo Hegg, ...
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Interested in this hike too. Currently heading to Queenstown but could meet up on the 14/15th
I second the caution about the weather. I've never done the Paparoa and yes the west coast gets a lot of rain but like the previous post says, all of NZ gets rain at unpredictable ...
heavier face fabrics just have more abrasion resistance... whether it delaminates is down more to the quality of the membrane macpac are using pertex. which is a high quality membrane. lasts longer than most. bivouac staff ...
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Why cant I see a model suitable for hiking on your website?
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The greenstone/caples is a lovely 4 day walk for kids. The days are not too long, the track and huts are in great condition and have wardens in the summer. I have done this walk ...
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hi, anyone here remember what the old late ninties macpac anapurna sleeping bags were rated to? these were the reflex outer series. 3 or 4 season? im familiar with the solstice bags of the same era ...
Has anyone had any experience with Outdoor Research's Microgravity jacket or OR's Ascentshell 3L fabric? I'm not expecting it to keep me dry in heavy rain, just warm (but not too warm). It would however ...
Yeah, this is a really informative & useful website (I've contributed quite a bit considering I'm not a kiwi) but the spam has become a real problem. Perhaps Matthew should consider enabling a handful of moderators ...
its all expensive huts in the front country now that soaks up all the money.... encourages too many people to compete for the upmarket huts...
Thanks Ian H and Moh Oz......much appreciated.
the parks is still open, its just The huts that arent. some roadends are bad for vandalism and theft.... there are places that will look after your car for a small fee. the TUT managing authority ...
Light and up to the job has a value that can only be appreciated by those willing to pay. My winter bag has a similar rating 1 2/3 times the weight and quarter the price. ...
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2 working pens in the biv and the fire beautifully laid so I suspect that was the hand of Richard Jaansen, the awesome broom-cutter who was there at QB w/e. The canvas bunk had been ...
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Many thanks nzbazza — much appreciated! Cheers, Alan

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