Each month we send a News email to ATC members, including information on future meetings and trips, other items of interest and new trip reports that have been loaded to our website.
December - apologies for not posting the last few months' newsletters as they happened - now updated in case you have a quiet time over the summer break !
Here is our August newsletter:
July 26th, 2021
Next Club Night - Wednesday 18 August – Photo Competition Result and Gear Night
Time to view all the wonderful ATC Photo Competition entries and hear which photos have come first and second in each category - awards time, and then the winning photos will be entered into the national FMC Photo Competition. Also on this evening, 6 members of the club will talk about their favourite piece of tramping gear
It is still time to vote for your photo choices - until Saturday July 31st 11.59pm - see here for how to vote.
Tangihua Range - August 13 - 15
A weekend based at the Tangihua Lions Lodge in the Tangihua Forest west of Whangarei. We will tramp DOC tracks as well as some excellent “private” tracks maintained by Whangarei Tramping Club. Easy and medium groups enjoy superb day walks, whilst the fit group crosses the range to Tangihua Hut. Trip full with a waiting list, but do add your name to the waiting list if you are keen to come - quite often many waiting list people are able to go on the trip. Website link
Southern Pureora Forest - September 10 - 12
The Southern Pureora forest is an excellent example of tall broadleaf podocarp forest with abundant undergrowth and pretty streams. The Hauhungaroa Track used to be on the Te Araroa Trail until that section was regrettably supplanted by the Pureora Timber Trail. Three trip options.
Before booking in you need a Trip Leader Code from the leader that you have contacted to gain approval to join the trip. Bookings now open. Website link.
Kaweka - Kaimanawa Crossover - September 25 - October 3
Southern Ruahine Range - October 21 - 25
The Ruahine Range provides a great range of multi day tramping options, but is a good 8 hours' driving for us to get there. We will be leaving early on Thursday to allow for day time driving, and then full days' tramping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before a shorter day on Monday allowing time to return to Auckland before it is too late. Four trip options.
Before booking in you need a Trip Leader Code from the leader that you have contacted to gain approval to join the trip. Bookings now open. Website link\
Please welcome our recent new members Emma Witt, David Hassan, Lyn Murray, Jenny Andrew, Heather Levack and Vicki Quinn.
Summer Trips 2021-2022
We are starting to firm up on our summer programme of Christmas, mid summer (Interim) and Safari trips. There is an outline of many of the trips on our website here. Note that you need to have relevant prior multiday trip experience. Most trips will have limited numbers, so work out what you are keen on and talk to the trip leader / organiser quickly.
Backcountry Hut Pass (BHP)
The only way to buy a BHP now is online through the DOC website, and the process for getting the FMC discount applied is a bit challenging while DOC settles the system in - so don't leave your BHP purchase too late before you need it. More information at this website link.
The latest Wanderlust is now online, and has been posted to printed Wanderlust recipients already.
All recent Wanderlusts can be accessed from our website from the Wanderlusts page in the News Menu - here is the direct link to that page.
Of especial interest this month's news packed edition includes :
ATC Club Nights scheduled through to December- website link
- Summer Trips - website link
- DOC South Island 2020 Flood Recovery Update - website link
- Multiday Tramp Booking Changes - website link
- After trials by a few club members - Plantasy Foods - worth a go ?
- Our planned day walks for August through into September Website link
- Upcoming weekend trips Website link
- Kaweka - Kaimanawa Crossover trip website link
- Trip reports from the winter Old Ghost Road and Paparoa Great Walk trips, with extras, also Whangarei Heads and a very successful Kaimai work weekend
- Our latest trip reports are also on our website Website Link
There's nothing like being out and about in winter time to blow a few cobwebs away ! But do keep warm and take care.