Date: 9-10 May 2015.
Trip type: Easy Tramp.
Location: Tararua Range.
Author: David Harris.
Trampers: Claire Dekker (Leader), Richard House, David Harris.
Saturday 9 May 2015 Departed Wellington 08:00 am Mangahao Lower No2 Dam 10:25am Burn Hut 2:25pm (6km, 300m to 800m) Near vertical hill. Grabbing tree roots and toeholds in the muddy earth. Right leg starts crammping during climb. Raining as we hit the ridge tramping out of the forest. Three of us Claire leads with … Read more
Date: 12-13 July 2014.
Trip type: Easy Medium tramp.
Author: Sarah Fisher.
Trampers: Baz Murfin, Craig McGregor (leader), Jacob Ennis, Mike Lightbourne, Sarah Fisher, Steve Kohler & Teresa.
View more photos from Sarah Craig had this to say about the weather: I can confirm the presence of a Black Hole slightly to the west of Kapiti Island. It is the only feasible explanation, after tracking three fronts across the Tasman that suddenly parked themselves on top of kayaker until he quit. Points north … Read more
Date: 16-17 June 2012.
Trip type: Easy Medium Tramp.
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Debbie Buck.
Trampers: Jenny Beaumont (leader), Donna Maher, Debbie Buck, Clare Todd, Anthony Schroeder, Bernie Smithyman, Jennifer Hale, Jamie Sirios and (Harry Smith - kind of on the trip but kind of doing a solo trip).
On a dreary Saturday morning we contemplated alternative routes as we made our way to Levin. A southerly was forecast and there was already snow on the coastal foothills of the Kapiti coast. As we ascended the windy road to Mangahao Dam 2, the sunny calm weather convinced us to stick with our planned trip … Read more
Date: 16 – 17 July 2011 .
Trip type: Easy.
Author: Laura Kelly.
Trampers: Ian Yeoman, Ray Walker (leader), Laura Kelly, Yingjie Zhang, Daniel Bourke, Margaret Craigie.
After having come into contact with WTMC for the first time only 2 Wednesdays earlier, here I was at Wellington train station meeting a bunch of random people for a weekend in the Tararua ranges. First good sign was a newish, sturdy looking WTMC van in the car park with 2 or 3 people milling … Read more