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Good LandSAR Publicity

This morning’s Dominion Post has some fab publicity for New Zealand’s LandSAR organisation, derived from a couple of recent high profile incidents in the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges in the lower North Island. The first article profiles a couple of … Continue reading

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Trip: Tapokopoko Kotumu Loop

Alistair in typical surroundings. It’s easy to overlook the Orongorongo Valley and surrounding Rimutaka Range, especially with additional tramping options so nearby, notably the Tararuas. That’s something I’ve often been guilty of. Until relatively recently, my most common perception of … Continue reading

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Trip: Rimutaka Mukamuka Runaway

The mighty Mukamuka River trickles through the lower parts of its catchment. It’s Friday evening, and seven of us arrived at Catchpool Valley carpark at about 6.30pm. It’s quite a nice change to visit a place so near to Wellington, … Continue reading

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Daywalk: A Short Rimutaka Jaunt

This write-up will be far too long compared with the few hours that I spent on actually walking it, but whatever. 😛 With a spare day, I thought I might drive around to Catchpool Valley, where I haven’t been for … Continue reading

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Trip: Exploring the Orongorongo Valley

The Orongorongo Valley is a nearby place that I’ve overlooked quite a lot. In once sense it’s too close, which isn’t a fair way to judge somewhere. It’s also relatively popular, with roughly 100 locked private huts and batches dotted … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Mt McKerrow Loop

Off the northern end of Mt McKerrow. Usually when I go out with the trampey club, it’s on overnight and weekend trips. The club runs many daywalks around the Wellington region too, however, and I thought I might join in … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Rimutaka Rail Trail (Wellington side)

It seems I’ve actually only been out tramping five times this year, and three of those times have been in nearly the same place (near Holdsworth and Mitre Flats). I find this depressing in a way, but I guess it’s … Continue reading

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Recreation Survey for Rimutaka Forest Park

DOC has posted an online survey regarding recreation in the Orongorongo and Catchpool Valleys in Rimutaka Forest Park, which is worth a look (and submission) if you happen to have an interest in the area. More information about these valleys … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Orongorongo, McKerrow, Clay Ridge

Near the start of the Orongorongo Track. Today’s walk was around the Rimutakas, once again centred on Catchpool Valley. Date: 11th November, 2007 Location: Rimutaka Forest Park People: Annemarie, Stijn, David, Andrew, and me. [Photos] This is a fairly standard … Continue reading

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Trip: Paua Hut (and juggling)

Approaching a dodgier part of Browns’ Track. This weekend, Stacey and I joined a short (easy-rated) WTMC weekend walk to Paua Hut and back. Many people on the trip had a higher than average interest in juggling, which meant that … Continue reading

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