About six in the morning, Felicity started making tea as usual, and suggested that we get going early to avoid rain forcast for later in the day. It turned out to be a good call. Continue reading Old Man Hut
Our voyage across Cook Strait turned out to be very pleasant, with the sea so calm I could almost have kayaked.
In December we are planning a five-day tramp in the Richmond Range with a couple of friends who have recently been trekking in South America, carrying full packs up over 5000 metres, so Felicity and I feel like we need to increase our fitness level significantly. Today seemed like a good opportunity to head into the bush out near the west coast for a hike.
Continue reading Goldie’s Bush
The final section of the Old Ghost Rd cycleway follows the Mokihinui River gorge past the Glasgow Range to the end of the road at Seddonville.
Continue reading Specimen Hut to Seddonville
Back on the cycleway, we made pretty good time following the South Branch of the Mokihinui river down to Mokihinui Forks.
There are a couple of kilometres of cycleway either side of Stern Valley hut, but it wasn’t long before we were back on a tramping-only route leading straight through the bush.
Continue reading Stern Valley to Goat Creek
In the morning, the valley below the hut was filled with cloud, but up where we were the sun was shining brightly.
Continue reading Ghost Lake to Stern Valley