What a Sunrise: The finest spell of weather there in living memory

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Waipawa Saddle, Ruahine FP, Map: BK36. Wednesday 17 August 2016 The ducks were all in line for this trip. Recent snow and now an anticyclone was bathing Hawke’s Bay, promising clear fine weather for a tramp to the tops. The plan was to reach Waipawa saddle via part-way up Sunrise Track before dropping down to… [Read More]

Our search for the phantom bridge…

Lazing about at Macintosh Hut

Macintosh Hut car park – Lakes car park – lower track to Macintosh Hut – Macintosh car park, 21 May 2016 Banner photo: Lazing about at Macintosh Hut It was a smaller group than usual, setting out at 7.30am. The weather forecast had been rather doubtful and suggested strong winds with possible rain. That led… [Read More]

Tramping, the way it should be!

Galbraith Hut

Galbraith Hut-Maungaharuru Range-Taraponui, Saturday 7 May 2016 Banner Photo: Walking the farm track to historic Galbraith Hut We left the car park earlier than usual, mainly because many of us had been woken by a ship’s continuous foghorn as early as 4am. As we travelled out of Napier, less fog was present. In fact, it… [Read More]