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Crossing Top Valley Stream is definitely 4WD only. Staircase Stream just before is fine for 2WD. Unfortunately it's a boring 3kms up the 4WD road to the trailhead proper. Great track, medium grade that doesn't ...
@Bozeman: Thanks for the update.
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I wasn't asked for ID when i drank some of the water from Snowy Ck, on my way to Lochnagar. I would suggest injecting a bit of the Snowy Creek as a cure for the ...
Geotechnical report still to complete but plans are for Routeburn (end-to-end) & Milford Tracks to be open for Summer. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/great-walks-recovery-track-summer
Just checked Moir’s and Zora canyon is descended on the true left though it is quite an in-depth route description so well worth getting hold of a copy to study. *Zora autocorrect!
You start sliding on that mountain there isnt much terrain that will stop you. Coroners reports have quoted falls of 300+ meters
The Cropp has the highest recorded rainfall because it has a recorder there but other valleys without recorders might get more rainfall apparently. Congratulations on getting there. Magnificent place and I guess it was your update ...
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Hi, A few years ago I went up behind the Top Hope Hut, along the Nelson Tops, along the Tutaekuri Tops, crossed the head of Mackenzie Stream into the unnamed stream via the saddle North of ...
Just wondering if anyone has done this route in May? I have read the Moirs snippet on the route and it says this is the simplest route in summer so thinking maybe its a bit dodgey ...
HI All I'm an armed tramper and for me knowing whats public land and whats not is crucial so I use the site DOC discover the outdoors,to plan trips. The other tool I use is the Topo ...
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My Christchurch tramping club cancelled multi-day tramps earlier this week. By end of week they have now suspended all group activities. They have effectively stopped. Enjoy your freedom while you can. Still a few weeks ...
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Don't remember the exact details but something along the lines of. There's a scree chute on the northern side, go down that ?30m?, then scramble sidle around the face on tussock/rock (may have been a vague ...
Good question. I would say council but there is a big issue. Not many people in that area so not a big rating base to pay for it. If it was left to the council ...
I don't think there is ever 'only one rat'
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I've been from Mudflats Hut up and over to Julia Hut and been on the Campbell Range tops further south. However I have not crossed Hura Saddle or been up Hura Creek. I've a feeling ...
The TTC have a couple of trip reports on their website: https://ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TripReports/2017-12-02-McGregorFalls https://ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TripReports/2014-02-23-McGregorFalls In both cases the parties seem to have...
Will do, Not sure when I will make it back there but will keep you updated. I do intend to mark the track for the next people and ask that everybody takes a roll of ...
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Hi there. A friend and I were hoping to do the Pinnacles walk in the Coromandel on Saturday, 4 April for a milestone birthday & stay the night to see the sun rise. However the ...
Launch the bright pink drone. Bound to invite target practice from any hunters lurking out there within a 3km radius. Along the ridge to Horace Walker, the ferals had mown the grass down to ground ...
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Keen for any advice on the actual track condition. Starting to get more adventurous with our 5 year old, and wondering if other trampers would consider the track ok for this age? I think he'll ...
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 www.bushwalk.com) 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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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 ...
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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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photos https://www.doc.govt.nz/extreme-weather-fiordland
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