Date: 16-17th July 2022.
Trip type: Tramp: Medium.
Location: Ruahines Forest Park.
Author: Sam Davis.
Trampers: Sam (trip leader), Alistair, Abigail and Michael J.
Our trip planning got off to a shaky start when James Wratt, the original trip leader, needed to isolate as a Covid close contact. Finding out I would lead an overnight trip for the first time, two days before the trip was due to start, was a bit of a shock. However James had done … Read more
Date: 23-26 October 2020.
Trip type: Medium tramp.
Location: Ruahine Forest Park.
Author: Sarah Fisher. Photos: Matt Conway.
Trampers: Matt Conway (leader) and Matt Cowan (“Matt squared”), Jamie, Maj-Britt (“Batty”), Sarah (“Crackers”).
Any trip worth its salt has an epic long drive and it seems this one was no different – it involved Matt having to do a superb job navigating around a pack of farm dogs that seemed intent on stopping the club van progressing up the road – I think they got the club van … Read more
Date: 2-3 September 2017.
Trip type: Easy-Medium Trapping.
Location: Parks Peak Hut, Ruahines.
Trampers: Jane, Kate, Jaleel, Barbara (photos), Marieke, Bram and Anne (author).
After a long drive on Friday and the usual kebab stop in Carterton, we parked at the Road End around 11pm. Within half an hour, four of us were enjoying a bunk in Sentry Box Hut, and the three others had their ground sheets and mats laid out on the floor. We also managed to … Read more
Date: 13-15 November 2015.
Trip type: Easy trapping.
Author: Robyn Lutzenberger.
Trampers: Caryl, David, Tony, Robyn.
Are you a ‘peak bagger’ a ‘hut ticker offer’? Do you love going out into the bush to satisfy your personal desire to experience our beautiful natural heritage? Let’s face it; unless you are leading a trip helping others, tramping is done for our own selfish reasons of personal enjoyment and experience. And there is … Read more
Date: 28 Feb – 2 Mar.
Trip type: Medium Tramp.
Author: Daniel Parkinson.
Trampers: Mike, Kevin, Fiona, Sarah, Maarten (leader), Daniel.
We set off to Hawkes Bay via a takeaway stop at Carterton, where we scattered in about five different directions to explore the smorgasbord of culinary options there. We eventually got to the road end, at around 10pm. After a splash through the river, and taking a wrong turn, the GPS was consulted and we … Read more
Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011.
Trip type: Medium Fit Tramp.
Author: Mike Pheathean.
Trampers: Morag McConville, Siobhan Murray, Bernie Smithyman (leader) and Mike Phethean.
As usual we met at the train station on Friday night for our trip to the Ruahines. We stopped for kebabs on the way and then in what seemed like no time at all were at the road end. We had a few hours to walk on the first night to get to Parks Peak … Read more