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Ah Matski, how these forums have missed you...
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I love this country.
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A few years ago, Frank and I were offered $300 to carry in a considerable amount of food for a group coming from another direction. Frank's pack weighed 40 kg and mine weighed 25 kg. ...
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Hey Glenn and others too. Someone once told me they saw a waterbarrel amid some rocks on Mt Adams. While looking around for it, we did find a tarn a couple of metres long...Have you ...
I tramped with an external frame hallmark for years It was fine. Only found out when I sold it for 3 times what I bought it for that the straps could be hight adjusted. People ...
based on your question, the possibilities are endless
The campsites are mostly just grassy areas with longdrop toilets. Some can get (relatively) busy over the peak summer period but for most of the year they don't get much use. Although, saying that, the ...
"NB: if you go to an outdoor shop and they DONT sell them (ahem.....Kathmandu.....) go elsewhere as they dont know what they're doing" Kathmandu sells them according to its website, at least: http://www.kathmandu.co.nz/pack-liner-kathmandu.htm...
Yes definitely getting crusty now :-P Or could be called stupid, did the Oxfam 100km walk two years running.
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I think Te Urewera NP (including the lake) is a special case, I believe there are rules about freedom camping because of the cultural sites in the park. Check out the DOC site it has ...
I went on a club trip recently and had forgotten what they were like. The leader had a 4 person fly from a Spectrum dome tent for the rest of them. As I was an ...
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theres jetboat servies that take you to and from the head of both lakes, one way to explore deeper into the park and save time
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2 days: Motutapu track: Walk into Highland Creek hut and back to the Wanaka road end. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-makarora/motatapu-track/ Mt Brewster. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation...
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Hello ktselner, Great Barrier Island has some really special walking tracks through regenerating native forest, to natural hot springs and there's walks to suit all levels of fitness. It is easy and safe to hitchhike ...
if you;re on facebook i'm waynowski
Morena, Gaitors, ended up getting a Mantis 2 ... mostly for motor cycle touring and will use a 3m x3m tent fly over bike and tent . Cost $299, roll on summer! Looking at back country ...
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Checking out a club is good advice. Organised trips. Support. Companionship. Shared car pooling. Access to areas the general public can't usually get to. Join a club that has a tramp programme that looks ...
I was down there both previous Xmas's and saw snow both times. Its not that unusual
Yep, the WTMC meets in the same place as the Tararua Tramping Club (nearly every Wednesday and Tuesday respectively). It's in the TTC hall, near the end of Moncrieff Street, Mt Vic: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=moncrieff+street,+wellington&ll=-...
Hi Brenthen, I'm Wellington based too. I second Geeves' suggestion about checking out some of the Wellington tramping clubs. Each club has a unique culture so I'm sure you'll find one you'll like.
it would be cool if you provide some screen shots of it !
I bought a goretex something or other from snowgum today. hopefully it keeps me dry, testing it out on Friday.
Hi Helen, sorry to hear of your loss. Good that you enjoy walking - it can be a great way to set aside time to think and progress emotions. I'm new to the forum here ...
Thanks for the nice information IZOGI
Thanks for the warm welcome! I will check out the tramping club site!!
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