Makahu Saddle to Middle Hill Hut, Wednesday 24 May 2017
We left in rain in the rental van and two cars, but by 9am it was cool and cloudy. A large group took cars to Pink’s Hut. The track cutters have done a great job since the big snowfall and wind damage.The walk was up and down to Kaweka Flats Bivvy, where we stopped for a rest and a bite to eat. Then we carried on to the big gorge – and what a climb that was!
We arrived at Middle Hill Hut at 1pm for lunch and several of the group from the Pink’s Hut end met us there. Kelly from DoC was also at Middle Hill, doing the kiwi count.
After lunch, we carried on and arrived at the van at 3pm. Although it rained in Napier, we didn’t even get a spit.Rosemary and Gossy got us through the day using the GPS on their iPads.
Trampers: Kelvin Shaw, Vic Bullock, Rosemary Jeffrey, Viv Bramley, Ted Angove, Paul Exeter, Tony Pluymers, Bruce Hodgson, Marie Deroles, John Stairmand, Murray Goss, Lynette Morgan, Amy Hutchinson, Juliet Gillick, Sally Woods, Peter Slagter, Denise Payne and reporter Simon Hill