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> the stats are deceptive Yup, it should be weighted by how many people use the track a year. I last did the Tongariro Crossing with 2 buses full of kids. Other buses were in the carpark.
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Tramper Joe I've only been up on Mt Alexander not Mt Howe but I understand the traverse you are asking about is doable. There is some steep and eroding stuff and you may well have ...
@waynowski they're almost all 500m I think. Nearly all of the National Parks have bylaws to restrict camping within 500m of the relevant Great Walk track. The exception is Paparoa National Park for which nobody's yet ...
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I agree. The map seems to show part of the closure as being in Paparoa Range South Conservation Area, so depending on where the cyclist was found it might be a straightforward prosecution under the Conservation ...
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Awesome!! Thanks! Yes, we’ll see you there @PaulEvans 😊
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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 ...
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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 ...
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wind gusted 150k on sat, wind chill -20. on one weather station i looked at https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116739172/woman-dies-on-tongariro-alpine-crossing
Gazcan...I did the Tongariro Crossing a few years ago under a full moon, only saw one person the entire time. There are still plenty of ways to not see people on popular routes, but yes, ...
Isn't that review from April 19 2018?
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Didn't tramp here, but was on one of the Ayahuasca retreats in Peru. But it wasn't a place where you talk a lot, more meditation, so maybe it counts. https://dmt.vision/en/ this retreat, as I remember.
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The Israeli lady who died in Roaring Creek died in May of 2008. The Ultimate Hikes guide was Feb 2009. Sounds like he was trying to descend the Duck Creek route in poor weather. I've ...
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Well, the plan (see 4 posts above) didn't happen - for the second time, bushfires in SW Tasie closed the region so we've rescheduled the Frankland trip to December this year - less risk of ...
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I noticed that "madpom" and that is why I said largely dealing about Westland.
Thanks team
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Small red flag for me when you mention you and your family don't have much experience in the snow but the places you mention will have plenty of it. For example, Moss Pass in November will ...
Good cycling loop. Are you connecting alpsToOcean with OtagoCentral via Danseys Pass? Waipori Falls road also makes a good cycle route from end of Clutha Gold to Dunedin if you're headed that way. Met 2 cars ...
it will never get the funding it needs for the increasing numbers going through... its too long and needs too much money.. too many huts will need replacing, too many miles of tracks will need upgrading so
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Yes, walking across the tarmac at Dunedin airport the other day in rain, wind and about 5C was a reminder of just how miserable and heat robbing that combination of factors can be.
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Polarised and UV protection are different things. Sunglasses could be polarised but not offer good UVA and UBA protection. The main thing is to make sure they offer UV protection. If you don't mind spending ...
I was really fit at the time, I was postholing through snow sometimes thigh deep along ridgetops in winter in the tararuas, all day, and up and down steep slopes for four days, got sick, ...
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Would anyone be down for a forum group tramp of the Southern Crossing? Get a few people together, etc...
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I never had issues either but seen plenty of evidence others were not as lucky. Otaki and Holdsworth glass on the ground Otaki burnt cars on roadside Old Kaitoke park locked like a stock car track. ...
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the stats in the walk in the park report were misleading, you cant just spit out numbers like that, you have to take into account what the standard rate of medical problems and accidents of the ...
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I'm not sure how it's an income stream. If anything it spends government money, from DOC and from Police and from lotteries. Certainly an entity that's existed for several decades, has cut ties with the bulk ...
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