Date: 21 March..
Trip type: EM Day trip.
Location: Remutaka Forest Park.
Author: Tony S.
Trampers: Matt C (leader), Anna, Ashim, Eva, Henry, Kristy, Meredith, Tony S.
Matt had put a huge amount of work into organizing bushcraft but unfortunately the uncertainty with the rapidly changing Covid-19 situation meant the planned course could not go ahead. Instead Matt proposed a day trip of navigation, route finding and river travel in the Remutaka Forest Park. Eight of us set off from the Catchpool … Read more
Date: 28-29 July 2018.
Trip type: Family.
Location: Paua Hut, Remutaka Forest Park.
Trampers: Punters: Ollie (12), Akio (12), Luca (6), Avinesh (6); Porters: Barry (leader and scribe), Carolyn, Caroline.
The normal week is pretty busy with school, sports, friends and jobs. Organising the kids for an overnight tramp just adds on top of everything. All of a sudden, the shoes and the fleece were too small and need replacing, and wearing Dad’s old gear isn’t cool anymore. Finally two funerals on the Friday for … Read more
Date: 26 May 2018.
Trip type: Medium Tramping Day.
Location: Mount Matthews, Remutaka Forest Park.
Author: Matt C and Emily S.
Trampers: Matt C (leader), Emily S, Elly, Aimee, Huw, Emily F, Jue, Shauna, Jess and Matt M.
Date: 13-15 October 2017.
Trip type: Medium Tramping.
Location: Mt Matthews and Ocean Beach, Remutaka Forest Park.
Trampers: Bram (leader), Sam, Ingleborg, Barbara (chief photographer), Cindy (scribe).
Long summery evenings are a most wonderful thing. It was still light as we bounded along the Orongorongo Valley track on Friday evening; dark only settling down upon us as we reached the river. Using a waypoint that Bram had marked on his gps we successfully navigated in the, suddenly rather dark darkness, to the … Read more
Date: 21 May 2017.
Trip type: Day - Alpine fitness training.
Location: Rimutaka Forest Park.
Trampers: Toby, Tony, Heather.
As we climbed up to Mt Matthews’ South Saddle, I found myself thinking of Aesop’s fable The Hare and the Tortoise. ‘Slow and steady; slow and steady’. I did my best to keep an even—but what seemed like sedate—pace. It was a change to how I would normally climb a hill with just a day … Read more
Date: 7-8 November 2009.
Trip type: Family tramp.
Location: Orongorongo Valley.
Author: Angela Gilbert.
Trampers: Constanze, Christian, Gustav, Deborah, Daniel, Charlotte , Alice , Mike, Angela, Toby, Brennan.
What a wonderful weekend trip to Paua Hut. The weather was superb and we had enthusiastic children that loved the whole experience, helped by having each other as company and fireworks and chocolate snacks. More about that later. We all met up at the Catchpool carpark on a beautiful Saturday morning at 10.30am. Constanze and … Read more