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Cheers for the Info guys. I have just returned from my trip. I ended up walking up to Shelter Rock hut for the first night and there was a heap of snow ...
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No worries at all. I understand what you saying and of course no one has the desire that hikers get hurt of lost. I've been hiking in NZ in the last 5 years ...
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mt taranaki and ngauruhoe are notorious for boilerplate hard ice and people taking unstoppable slides, often resulting in serious injury or death... ... upper ruapehu can have it as well... with ...
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sounds like a continuing theme in this catchment.Boo Boo Hut gained its name from a bureaucratic cockup when,during culling days, the whole catchments cheese supply was airdropped to the hut ...
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I've been around that area this time of year and the snow was waist deep in most places. Made the going very slow. Obviously its a better proposition if you ...
Thanks all, makes sense given the propensity for advertisers trying to entice folks . I will definitely be more clear in future posts! And yes, the travel hacking is quite lucrative. ...
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Koordinates.com Look for doc tracks Make sure you select gpx / kml when you download as the default is esri shapefile.
Thanks for the feedback. This is pretty much what I had expected. Am sort of inclined to use paper roads when you have little other choice in route, and they ...
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Hi Just wondering if anyone has walked this recently and can comment on the state of the track please? Thanks
Thanks for the info. I tramped up there last week, and stayed two nights at Heather Jock hut. I did a daytrip the second day, but couldn't get quite as ...
yeah gamble to go there, especially with all the heavy rain, could be a stream gets blocked or is already damed and breaks sending a flash flood through the gorge.
You could always go to Tasman Saddle Hut . A balmy -23 this morning. Just the thought of that causes severe shrinkage.
This is a great trip but if its been raining the water comes right down the narrow gut that you walk up to the pass. The stuff you walk on ...
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mesh or loose knitted fabric that lets a lot of air through open pockets into the jacket
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www.bushwalk.com has a forum devoted to the OT; a good source of important info and somewhere that specific questions can be answered. It's very busy (like the Routeburn) but, to my ...
yup you can point a camera uphill or downhill, but without something in the background to add context, it can be hard to tell just how steep a slope is.
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That trumps all other comments
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I like the concept of how Te Araroa promotes connected places through walking. As in, you can get between any two points on the route by walking between them, and ...
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@waynowski It's not that I really wanted to stay in huts, but we didn't know what other options were at the time when we booked it months ago, also we ...
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Hi, Is anyone keen on a Heaphy key swap in the next month or so? I am Chch based but could trade cars somewhere in the middle (Murchison??) to get ...
Hi there, can anyone report on what the track from the mole saddle down to the tiraumea is like? And back up again? Im taking some tramping savvy young kids ...
Anyone have any updated info on crossing the Tasman?
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hmmm ok. We'll bring hats/gloves & extra socks for sure, but it's just those water crossings that make me nervous. More due to issue of wearing enough to stay warm ...
Whoa. Its lovely in the Cobb Valley .
@biship: I'm sure the last 2-3km in the dark will be fine.
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