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I went up there a few weeks ago in the 4wd but still in 2wd and it started to bog in that ford. Interesting but no drama. Went to the top came back and wondered ...
Bound to be some small ones
Our tramping club has twice planned a trip to Shutes Hut. First time was a long up then a long down and then they couldn't cross the stream at the bottom, at the other side ...
Hi, thanks for your appreciation Bozeman. We created that track from deer trails over many years and finished it recently. Liz Wrightwick and Peter Umbers marked out the final segment to above the gorge which ...
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full of great snorers...
I think the intention is that you will be able to drive to the Interpretation Center down at river level in the Pike and start/finish part of the Paparoa track from there or day trip ...
Kaitoke road end isnt too bad Hitch up sh2 to the Pakuratihi river and walk up Marchent road to the ymca camp. Everything else is a long way up back roads
That’s helpful, thank you!
Hi Moh, shame you couldn't get here as the wx has been excellent through Feb & March with low rivers. Good luck for next year. Well in the past I've started big trips with up ...
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Is there a new shelter at the end of the road near the Humboldt Falls track? I was there in the dark in an all night thunderstorm in late April last year, couldn't see a ...
Hopefully before Summer. I am wanting to take my son for a SI Great Walk, and that's one of my shortlist.
Walked it early March 2022 and it is a good entry level overnighter. About 3 walking hours to reach the hut, and nice birdlife along the way. The climbs and drops are not overly steep, but ...
Walked the Rees-Dart in March 2022 and noted a brand new suspension bridge about 400m north of Daley’s Flat hut. It doesn’t connect (yet?) to a track o the true right of the river, but does ...
I came down Deadmans Track in April last year. It was in pretty good condition, I met a couple of DOC guys at the top who had just gone bottom to top with a scrub bar ...
Did the track in June 2021 and after a wet and cold walk up to Perry Saddle had a mountain biker come over and offer us a lamb chop on couscous with fresh pikopiko on ...
I second @Dodgydave's idea for Tongariro. The country is wide open, so off-track travel in fine weather is a dream. Good camping everywhere, abundant water, open travel; what could be better?
Thanks Madpom. Your Lennox route worked a treat although there was heaps of treefall heading through the beech forest from Kea Basin, and the "Earnslaw Highway" was a happier option than heading straight down the ...
Look for the large orange triangle at 560m. The main stream turns off to your (climber's) right. The correct route continues as a bush-covered small stream. This turn-off is better marked now than it's ever ...
Hi Bernie, I'll have to try that out! It definitely didn't used to print at precisely 50K (as in 2cm = 1km) when at zoom level 13 on topomap, but perhaps they've fixed that. Ian, ...
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Thanks trampers This link is helpful: https://www.southernalpsphotography.com/Tramping/Aspiring-Region/Climbing-Lochnagar/
From DOC's website: "DOC will provide a full refund for COVID-19-related cancellations including if people are unwell, subject to travel restrictions, concerned about COVID risks or are not able to meet the vaccination requirements." https:/...
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Another one for you - colleague just back from an ascent of Mt Adams. 2140m vertical height difference, most of it in 5km! Ice axe and crampons - but he describes it as a scramble ...
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interesting
I haven't been up there, I'm just reading Moirs Guidebook (North) and looking at the topomap. The topomap shows a track up the valley through the bush sections and two huts in the valley. https://www.topomap.co.nz/NZTopoMap?v=2&ll=-43.97614...
I'd suggest looking at a topomap when planning a trip (and obviously taking one with you when you go). They give clear indications of distance. Online topomaps are available from several sites, including: http://www.topomap.co.nz/ Most tr...
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