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Walked the Heaphy from East to West in May 2019 and met lots of mountain bikers and a few other trampers. Everyone was generally courteous and it wasn't an issue. One pair of bikers were ...
Thanks @izogi, that’s very helpful. The North Egmont to Mangorei option looks interesting and thanks for the shuttle link. I think I’ll need to have a bad weather back up option as well!
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We need 10 degree frosts not snow. Even better 4 inches of rain in 30 minutes followed by 10 degree frosts. Not good for the roads or farms I know but that should turn wasp ...
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Erins above average fitness.. https://www.walkingwithwired.com/pct-2011
What colour was the permolat? If not white colour it may not be a track/route but a vegetation, animal or bird research line?
if you're eyeing up Shallow bay hut, it doesnt keep the mozzies and sandflies out at all....
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Three of us did a Te Hanga rece on 13 February 2021, south to north in fine weather. For the section Puketutu hut to trig A39H, the ridge line was followed, with a sprinkling of ...
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Both are very scenic in different ways. Oturere to Mangatepopo via Waihohonu and staying on track would be nudging 10 hours for me. My favourite overnighter is Mangaturuturu hut from Scoria Flat in 5-6 hours
Lake Mackenzie Hut in mid-winter was the coldest hut (barn) I've ever stayed in - even with the fire full bore. Definitely a winter-bag night. Tent would have been far warmer.
Hey BOP Tramper, From either end: 'There is a mostly fairly decently defined route, even some track left in the more mature forested sections,' Quite a bit of tape + lots of old markers to guide the way.
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No worries. Yes it could be pretty tough. Someone told me the section from Neil Forks to Maungahuka was the steepest track in the Tararuas... don't know if that's true, but I believed it!
Just looked at the map. Discus is correct. The map shows a Blue Slip near the mouth of Blue Stream which is halfway from Smiths to Tutawhai. The slip I described isnt shown so would appear ...
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Friends of mine did a S.I. north/south traverse, including the Southern Alps in 1994. (Kirsten Mackay and Pete Ozich). They kayaked some sections, e.g. L.Manapouri, Waiau R, Lake Te Anau and L. Hauroko. It took ...
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the bridges that are removed are bridges over side streams... someone drowned a few years ago trying to cross a side stream that had the bridge was removed on... the side stream might look crossable, ...
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Peter, Many thanks for the time and effort you've put into this. And to everyone else who's commented on this informed and highly interesting thread. I must confess I clicked on it with few expectations and then ...
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Yes, we nearly met high on the Park Pass Glacier. My plan was to spend Tuesday night on Park Pass, then do a day trip as high as I could manage on the Park Pass ...
There are mosquitoes but nothing like as bad
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Took us 4hrs from Sylvan carpark to the mouth of the Beans Burn and roughly 6 hrs up to Split Rock biv. Check out my trip report here: http://waitakathlete.blogspot.com/2018/03/five-passes.html There's deer trails and traplines along most of...
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Quite right Ian,Danilo Hegg has some great photos on there. Also check out Nina Dickerhofs website,equally stunning and she gets out a lot more,heaps of great trips/climbs.
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Thanks Waynowski, yeah, I looked through a few images that came up on google and it didn't look too bad opposite the hut, but sometimes photos without someone in or by the river for scale ...
Cant tell you specifically but if the lake is low walking up the gravel flats is quicker than the track as far as the swing bridge over the river. The lake level is controlled by ...
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No. Didn't go McKenzie Hut this time. Short on days. People looking fairly shagged arriving at Harris Shelter from that way. :) No discussion about sightseeing from MH & I didn't ask about it. ...
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Mossey water is good for you. Sometimes a little crunchy but still good. I remember my school days tramping in Fiordland. No one carried water bottles. You just shoved hands into the moss on the ...
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Leon Kinvig Hut to Toka summit track. Anyone able to enlighten me on this track's current condition? Thanks.
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