Black Hill hut in Winter

Black Hill
Black Hill
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
A straightforward overnighter in the dry beech forests around Mount Oxford.
Wharfedale Hut / Black Hill Hut loop and return
Wharfedale Hut / Black Hill Hut loop and return
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
We were waiting for a good settled weekend to get into the hills. Alot of snow damaged branches along the way but generally pretty cruisy to the Dobson Stream/Black Hill turnoff. Didn't want to ris...

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.