Macintosh Hut, Kaweka FP, Saturday 12 August 2017.
As we climbed this last section before the hut, the wind wasn’t too bad but as we levelled out it came on in full force and we had to make our way around a few downed trees.We reached Macintosh Hut by 10 and although a bit early for lunch we had it anyway. After a stop of around 30 minutes or so, Sue’s car occupants headed back in the direction of the car park. About halfway back down from the tops, the rain started. It was to stay stay with us all the way to the car. Thanks to the rain, it was a pretty quick tramp back.
The second carload of Simon, Gossie and John had decided on a slightly longer tramp so went beyond the hut going north-west on for another half hour before they too decided to return to their vehicle.
Trampers: Sue, Tony W, Graeme Taylor, Simon, Gossie, John and reporter and photos Marie Deroles