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: 24-26th June.
Trip type: Medium/Medium-Fit Tramp.
Location: Ruahines: Upper Makaroro.
Author: Beccy .
Trampers: Amanda (Leader), Gareth, Beccy, Michael.
In late June four of us headed up to the Ruahines to tend to the WTMC trap line. The tramping club adopted the line in early 2015 and it forms a circuit, with another line, to enclose a section of the Makaroro River where Whio (Blue Duck) live. The idea is to visit the line … 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