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Trip: Arete Forks via Cow Saddle and Waingawa

Last weekend we ventured out to reach Arete Forks, which lies near the upper reaches of the Waingawa River in the Tararua Range. Rather than take the most direct route, a fairly boring sidling track, the four of us intended … 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: Rangiwahia, Sawtooth and Pourangaki

Distant silhouettes after Sawtooth. Dates: 11th – 13th April, 2008 Location: Ruahine Forest Park, Rangiwahia road-end. People: Alistair, Sarah, Illona, Jane, Amanda, Dirk, Paul, Harry, Craig and meeeee. Huts visited: Rangiwahia Hut (1 night), Pourangaki Hut (1 night). Route: Past … 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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Trip: Ohau, Dundas, Ruapae, Puketurua

Craig emerging from Ngapuketurua (with a slight vegetation problem). We were supposed to be walking through rivers all weekend according to the original plan, but the weather was so good that we just couldn’t help ourselves, and ended up on … Continue reading

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