Anyway, we arrived safely and set off to Atiwhakatu hut in the rain, arriving about 1hr 40mins later, and heading straight to bed trying not to disturb the MF group already in one of the other bunk rooms.
On Saturday morning we walked up the track to Jumbo hut, where we had lunch in the sunshine. It was pretty as we walked along the but the clouds stayed away so at least we could see where we were going!
We reached Powell hut about 3:30pm and spent the rest of the afternoon playing bananagrams and making up words to include in this trip report….oh and we played some silly balance games courtesy of Ari. Have you ever tried knocking a matchbox over with your nose when you’re kneeling on the floor just a forearm’s length away from it? It’s a lot of fun finding out how hard it is. Check out Mark having a go here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh6UUixlV0o&feature=youtu.be
Next morning the cloud surrounded the hut, and we had a wet descent back to the road end. Luckily, Mountain House Shelter provided us with the perfect marshmallow rest stop on the way down.