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Trip: Blue Range Nav to Mid King Biv

The hut book at Mid King Biv. Things began with an idea of a weekend expedition over the Tararua tops to Tarn Ridge Hut. Somehow, even with the weather cooperating for such an idea, things didn’t quite work out that … Continue reading

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The Hut Fallacy

A clouded in Kime Hut on the exposed tops of the Southern Crossing, Tararua Range. fallacy [fal-uh-see]. 1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.. 2. a … Continue reading

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Trip: Walking the Mokihinui River, Southern Branch

The Mokihinui River, near the south-west side of Kahurangi National Park, has a large catchment. Our new years’ walk along the river was inspired by recent plans of Meridian Energy to build an 85 metre dam, which would flood the … Continue reading

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Trip: Snowy walk from Holdsworth to Mitre Flats

Queen’s Birthday Weekend in the Tararuas didn’t quite work out. There was snow back home in central Wellington, nearly to sea-level for the first time since about 1995, and there was easily snow down to 200 metres in the Tararuas. … Continue reading

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Trip: Rangiwahia to Heritage via Triangle and Iron Gates

Honestly, who would have thought it’d be rainy fogged-in weather on Labour Weekend? Apparently not us, because we had a fairly intensive tramp planned that would have gone from Rangiwahia over to Howletts, then back via Iron Gates. Unfortunately it … Continue reading

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Trip: Cone Peak, towards Neill and back

We began the weekend with an ambitious plan to start from Cone Saddle, and walk to Alpha Hut during Saturday via Neill, Winchcombe and Hector. It didn’t quite work out, but we still had a good time. A Tararua Rainbow, … Continue reading

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Trip: Penn Creek Hut on a rainy day

Last weekend we went to Penn Creek Hut in the western Tararuas. Dates: 1st – 3rd August, 2008 Location: Tararua Forest Park, Otaki Forks region. People: Craig, Fraser, Peter and me. Huts visited: Field Hut (1 night), Penn Creek Hut … Continue reading

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Trip: Fenceline, Kapakapanui and Renata Hut

Marie and Allen walking down from Kapakapanui. This weekend was going to be a great navigation trip, which I’d been looking forward to because I’m really keen to get some good navigation experience. A couple of people had to pull … Continue reading

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Trip: Rangiwahia, Maungamahue, Te Hekenga, Triangle

12 people in a 6 bunk hut. The weather report for the weekend indicated what looked to be quite a violent deluge of a front smothering the entire country all at once, from north to south. The met service was … Continue reading

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