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