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Turiwhate tops Sept 2013

Turiwhate tops Sept 2013

This photo is of Neil B on the Turiwhate tops about 10 minutes SE of where the TL Grahams Ck ...   More ▶︎
Murk on the Turiwhate tops Sept 2012

Murk on the Turiwhate tops Sept 2012

This picture looking SE shows in the right hand foreground the third bump north west of the Mt Turiwhate summit ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate Summit

Mt Turiwhate Summit

Tate and Jared with the Trig after an entertaining climb up Turiwhate and across the tops   More ▶︎
View NE from Mt Turiwhate trig

View NE from Mt Turiwhate trig

This photo was taken autumn 2010 whilst doing a traverse of the higher bumps on the Turiwhate Range. Unlike at ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate July 2012

Mt Turiwhate July 2012

This pic was taken from Kawhaka Creek and looks east toward the summit of Turiwhate. (1373m) Various creeks provide access up ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate from the Griffin Range

Mt Turiwhate from the Griffin Range

This is a July pic of the Turiwhate tops taken from the Griffin Range. Mt Turiwhate is largely ignored by Trampers ...   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 ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate track map

Mt Turiwhate track map

This map shows the gps'd route from SH73 up on to the tussock & rock main ridge leading to Mt ...   More ▶︎
Elle dog on Mt Turiwhate track April 2014

Elle dog on Mt Turiwhate track April 2014

This picture was taken about 500 metres up Grahams Creek from SH73 where the Turiwhate track leaves the creek bed ...   More ▶︎
Mt Treacey Sept 2013

Mt Treacey Sept 2013

This picture of Mt Treacey in the Hohonu Range was taken from Mt Bruce Murray. You are looking at the ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Range

Griffin Range

A traverse of undulating tops to the summit of Mount Griffin. Good camping next to pretty tarns, striking cliffs, and ...   More ▶︎
Relic from Griffin Range Serpentine Mine May 2010

Relic from Griffin Range Serpentine Mine May 2010

This pic was taken at the old mine area where there are lots of relics. The perspective is looking NE ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek

The route in to Griffin Creek Hut from the highway.   More ▶︎
Mt Kerr

Mt Kerr

Exploring the exposed tops above the Arahura RIver just before a front rolls in. Reached by an old NZFS track ...   More ▶︎
Hohonu Range from Kapitea Reservoir

Hohonu Range from Kapitea Reservoir

This photo was taken from the Westland Wilderness Trail (Cycle Trail) at the Kapitea Reservoir near Kumara and looks eastward ...   More ▶︎
Hohonu Range tops August 2013

Hohonu Range tops August 2013

This photo was taken from the knob just SE of Mt Smart and looks eastward through part of the Hohonu ...   More ▶︎
Lake Ruby Hohonu Range

Lake Ruby Hohonu Range

This photo taken while doing a tops traverse of part of the Hohonu Range shows seldom seen Lake Ruby. The ...   More ▶︎
A closer view of the serpentine Mine

A closer view of the serpentine Mine

Perhaps a scar on the landscape but a point of interest all the same. Griffin Tops is perhaps a place ...   More ▶︎
Mount Griffin (1516m)

Mount Griffin (1516m)

The Alpine Fault passes along the northern foot of the Griffin Range, resulting in cliffs that reach up to the ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Tops

Griffin Tops

Looking along the tops toward Mt.Griffin. The Serpentine mine is in view below the top of Mt.Griffin. West of Arthurs Pass NP   More ▶︎
A tarn on Griffin Tops

A tarn on Griffin Tops

On a shelf below Wilson's Knob 1291m, the southern side of Griffin Tops. We didn't bring the Steripen so maybe ...   More ▶︎
Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

A large rock in the head basin of Smart Creek. An historic bivvy that has been used since the 1890's. ...   More ▶︎
Historic Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

Historic Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range

This snap shows a man made rock wall at the bivvy. I've displayed a few of the many relics found ...   More ▶︎
Negotiating treefall - Griffin Tops track

Negotiating treefall - Griffin Tops track

It's familiar, but climbing over on the return. Took a way around on the ascent.   More ▶︎
Head of Griffin Creek July 2011

Head of Griffin Creek July 2011

This pic was taken a few minutes along the Griffin Range route from the turnoff from the Harrington Creek - ...   More ▶︎
Top Olderog biv Jan 2010

Top Olderog biv Jan 2010

This biv is located on the TR in the headwaters of the main branch of Olderog Creek. It is well ...   More ▶︎
Tops route between Lower & Top Olderog bivs Jan 2010

Tops route between Lower & Top Olderog bivs Jan 2010

This pic was taken from the summit of the McArthur Crags. The ridge running NE away from the viewers eye ...   More ▶︎
Top Olderog biv

Top Olderog biv

This biv was built by the NZFS in 1971. It is located on the TR in the headwaters of the ...   More ▶︎
View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

This picture was taken from just north of the Newton Range biv. I took it to show the band of ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

Yes I am sure this is the track.. I think.....   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek is whio country.   More ▶︎
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

This biv is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of Jade Creek. It is ...   More ▶︎
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

This pic shows the SE leading spur off the top of Mt McArthur that leads down to Lower Olderog biv. ...   More ▶︎
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

This NZFS biv dating from 1957 is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of ...   More ▶︎
Blue duck

Blue duck

Morning outside Griffin Creek Hut.   More ▶︎
Griffin Crk

Griffin Crk

This is the track!   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

A small but lovingly maintained DOC hut in an isolated valley that is home to a number of blue ducks. ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek

Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek

An isolated circuit west of Arthur's Pass along lightly used tracks and rocky riverbeds that are home to blue ducks.   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek hut August 2010

Griffin Creek hut August 2010

Here is another pic of the hut but this one shows Razorback Ridge in the headwaters of Griffin Creek as ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

This homely hut is well maintained but not often visited.   More ▶︎
View SE from Mt French July 2011

View SE from Mt French July 2011

This pic was taken from the summit of Mt French and looks across the Hohonu Ranges and the Taramakau valley ...   More ▶︎
Glimpse of Lake Brunner from Mt French July 2011

Glimpse of Lake Brunner from Mt French July 2011

This photo was taken while climbing Mt French and looks down past point 1233m, where there is a radio repeater ...   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander in Background

Mt Alexander in Background

Taken from beside radio tower below summit of Mt French at point 1233   More ▶︎
Mt French

Mt French

The track starts approximately 12 km east of Kumara on the Inchbonnie-Kumara Road, or 26 km from Moana following the ...   More ▶︎