Sunrise Hut, Ruahine FP, Wednesday July 16. Map: BK36
We soon split into self-appointed, speed-based groups. Some ventured a little past the hut but only briefly so there was very little “Beyond“ involved. An early lunch was partaken and as it was cold in the hut, an early start was made back down the track.
The forest was alive with bird call, which is not always the case. Maybe it was the abundant ripe orange coprosma berries.We even had some very close encounters with wood pigeon, tuis and two robins on the track.
The weather eventually broke, with solid rain in the afternoon – but not until we were through the last gate on our way home. We’d had our tramp in the right part of the day.
Trampers: Dorothy Sole, Robyn Smyth, Paul Exeter, Vic Bullock, Tony Pluymers, John Marshall, Murray White, Peter Slagter, John Burrell and reporter Ken Ross