Rosvalls Track, Tarn Bivvy
Wednesday November 24, 2010. Map:BL36
Trampers: Paul Exeter, Alison Greer, Les O’Shea, Phil Enticott, Murray White, Kelvin Shaw, Ken Ross, Gary Bowler, John Marshall, John Burrell, Keith Moretta and Julia Mackie
We had a lovely day, and were all looking forward to the walk. We had not been up this track for a while, so it was a good refresher and energiser.
We parked at the Mill Road car park and made our way over the farmland down to Moorcock Stream. We headed downstream to the confluence with the Tukituki, taking the shortest route to get around the corner. The abundance of yellow lupin all in flower was a sight to behold. DoC must regret its decision on this planting, as well as the pinus contorta. Not a good record.
Making our way upstream, we passed the start of the track up to Hinerua Hut, and the two side streams before the start of the Rosvalls track. The orange triangle can just be seen over the lupin from the river. ‘At your own pace’ said Alison. To Keith, that meant like a rocket; is he in training for something?
It took me 1 1/4 hours to reach the top junction. The Daphne Spur and Sawtooth Ridge were all in view. The others were not far behind. I made my way to Tarn Bivvy, and relax on the lawn in front of the bivvy. Paul checked out the track down to Daphne Hut, and had lunch at the top junction. The rest of us lunched at Tarn Bivvy and eventually started our return back. We admired the flowering native tree fuschia, it was magnificently abundant in the bush.
Back down at the track junction sign, we made our way back downstream, and back to the van.
We had all enjoyed the bush and walk with views from the tops.