Date: 2-3 March 2019.
Trip type: Medium.
Location: Penn Creek Hut, Tararua Ranges.
Trampers: Tash (leader), Ken, Aimee, Sophie, Dillon, Andrea, James, Katrin.
5.45am. Platform 9. A large bus load of passengers disembarks their Auckland bus, presumably arriving for that evening’s Eminem concert. It was a little earlier than usual to be meeting for an overnight tramp. We were expecting a hot day and decided to tackle the uphill section in the cool of morning. At 7.35am we … Read more
Date: February 18-19, 2017.
Trip type: I think this may have been a merger of an Easy and a Medium Fit trip - Maybe it's somewhere in-between!.
Author: Ian Harrison.
Trampers: Illona, Jessie, Tony S, Ian.
The weather this summer hasn’t been great, and so it wasn’t a surprise to see a forecast of thunderstorms for the weekend where we planned to tramp the Otaki Forks – Penn Creek – Pakihore Ridge – Kime – Otaki Forks loop. And so the route evolved during the week and ended up as a … Read more
Date: 11-13 October 2013.
Trip type: EM.
Author: Margaret Cragie.
Trampers: Tim Bruce, Margaret Craige (leader), Michelle.
There were 3 in our happy band. After many days of beautiful, calm, sunny weather, there were howling gales and lashing rain forecasted for the weekend. Driving from Wellington on the Friday night, the worst of it did not arrive until we actually parked the van at Otaki Forks about 9pm. We opened the van … Read more
Date: 12-14 June 2009.
Trip type: Medium-Fit Tramp.
Location: Otaki Forks.
Author: Hans Wiskerke.
Trampers: Gareth, Simon, Bernie and Hans.
It’s winter, the Tararuas lie waiting to be visited, the WTMC trip list indicates several tramps for the weekend but the rain gods might have something up their sleeve. In fact, one of the club’s best known rain gods earlier declined an offer to lead the trip because of the lousy forecast. Thinking back after … Read more