Date: 26-31 October 2019.
Trip type: Medium-Fit .
Location: Kaimanawa Forest Park and Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Sarah and Marie (co-leaders), Aimee, Emily, Megan B, Ian, Craig and Illona.
Are we on the right track? Our journey began with a traffic jam at Kaimanawa Road end. Being Labour Weekend, every man and his dog (literally – we were joined by a gorgeous kelpie) was out tramping. After a skillful 100 point turn, our shuttle driver deposited us at the beginning of the Umukarikari track. … Read more
We had the usual Friday Station departure in a rented van along with Andrei, Matt and Fons who were doing a Medium-Fit trip in the same area. Although Wellington was experiencing unusually hot weather, the forecast for the area we were heading to was a little dodgy; possible thunderstorms and localised heavy rain. Will we … Read more
Date: 9-11 May 2014.
Trip type: Easy Medium tramp.
Author: Andrei Zubkov.
Trampers: Andrei Zubkov, Megan Sety (leader), Debbie Buck, Katy Glenie, Garth Ireland, Erika Kalniskis.
Author’s note: Here are boring track details for those that look for this sort of thing first. Overall my impressions are that it’s a relatively wide, well formed track along a scenic range overlooking the volcanic plateau. Approximately 5-7 hours from roadend to the hut via the ridge. Generally quite good track with only a … Read more