And Jimjam came too

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Middle Hill Hut and Whetu, Wednesday Nov 19 2014 We set off from Church Road Winery at the earlier start time of 7.00 am to complete the tramp from Pinks car park to Middle Hill Hut in the Kaweka Range and – for the keen ones – a climb up to Whetu. The forecast could… [Read More]

We beat the gale force winds

On the tops above Sparrowhawk Bivoua, Maropea left and Te Atua-Marhur on the right

Sparrowhawk Spur and Colenso Spur, Ruahine Forest Park, Map BK37 and BK36. Sunday/Monday November 16/17, 2014 We started early, as the plan was to walk up Colenso Spur and across the tops to overnight in Sparrowhawk Bivvy. The 100kmh winds put paid to that plan, but the weather forecast was for the winds to be… [Read More]

Anniversary Tramp, 2014

The group photo opportunity

Saturday, October 4 2014 Anniversary Tramp Kaweka Forest Park, Map BJ37 Kaweka Road was closed, which ruled out the proposed anniversary tramp to Kaweka J. The weather had not played ball, and snow and high winds were forecast. Our alternate option, after much discussion was Middle Hill Hut. Here are the pictures, which tell the… [Read More]

Three (five) gorges, up and down in the Kaweka Forest Park

Robyn resetting a trap

Middle Hill Hut – Makino Hut (Three Gorges), Wednesday 24 September 2014 Map BJ37 The Middle Hill to Makino Hut track, otherwise known as “the three gorges” can be a bit daunting, but as we have had some easy winter tramps, it was time for something harder. Starting from the Makino track end and taking… [Read More]