glennj

Been regularly tramping throughout NZ since 1970. Am an ex NZ Forest Service employee, private forestry company employee & a contractor who has done 30+ years of full time work in the forests & mountains. Still do a bit these days on contract or as a volunteer but most back country time is now recreational.

Since moving back to the West Coast SI in 2007 tramping has mainly been in the West Coast/Tasman area but several trips further afield are undertaken each year. Still love getting out there!

Mt Greenland Hut

Mt Greenland Hut

A 4 bunker dating back to about 1980. A previous Mt Greenland Hut built 1903 in a different location closer to the summit collapsed sometime post the mid 1970's. The current hut was built as a base for mineral prospecting ...   More ▶︎
Mt Fox Route

Mt Fox Route

A marked route from State Highway 6 a little south of Fox Glacier up to the open tops via Mt Fox. At first it is a cut and marked track and then it becomes a snow poled route as far ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy

Blue Duck Bivvy

A derelict B-49 NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's and is still on site. The window and door are off it and it has caved in somewhat from weight of snow. In an emergency ...   More ▶︎
Turnbull Bivvy

Turnbull Bivvy

A tidy two bunk bivvy with an open fire. The bunks have thin closed cell foam mattresses rather than thicker DOC mattresses with fireproof covers that are the norm in most DOC huts. This bivvy was built by the NZFS in ...   More ▶︎
Sunshine Flat Shelter

Sunshine Flat Shelter

An open sided shelter with a wooden floor. It is located just off the Oparara Valley Track, Northern Buller, West Coast and was once the camping area of the track builders. The Valley Track links the historic Fenian Track with ...   More ▶︎
Charming Creek Walkway

Charming Creek Walkway

One of Buller's longer established walkways that is also open to mountain bikers. The majority of the 10.5 km route follows an old railway formation. The route is littered with historic sawmilling and coalmining relics. The lower Ngakawau gorge section is ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate track

Mt Turiwhate track

A route from SH73 at Grahams Creek, Turiwhate up to the tussock tops from where you can continue to the Turiwhate trig beacon or other high points on the Turiwhate Range. Great views are to be had from the crest of ...   More ▶︎
John Hayward Memorial Hut

John Hayward Memorial Hut

Also known as Kowai hut but not to be confused with Kowhai hut in the Kaikoura area near Mt Fyffe. This hut is on Brooksdale Station near Porters Pass in the headwaters of the Kowai River. Brooksdale Station if asked ...   More ▶︎
Blue Mountain Hut

Blue Mountain Hut

Located in the Waihopai Scenic Reserve South Marlborough amongst high country pastoral country. This hut was originally built by the NZFS for wild animal control. These days it is maintained by DOC but gets few visitors because of the difficulty ...   More ▶︎
Lake McRae Hut

Lake McRae Hut

This hut dates from 1970 and was originally an NZFS four bunker. In Feb/March 2012 the hut received a major upgrade by DOC. It is now a six bunker with a dozen mattresses on site. It has an enclosed woodburner ...   More ▶︎
Elliott Bivvy

Elliott Bivvy

This newish bivvy is at the site of an older demolished hut. It is on the East - West route in Molesworth Recreation Reserve between Seymour and Lake McRae huts. Elliott Bivvy is somewhat unusual in that there is an open ...   More ▶︎
Saxton Hut

Saxton Hut

A six bunk hut with a woodburner stove newly erected at this site in April 2012. This is the 3rd site for this hut. It was originally sited at Quartz Creek in 1968 and then shifted to Boulder Stream in ...   More ▶︎
glennj
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