A weekend/extended trips planning session was held at Tony and Hazel’s place recently and, as usual, some great ideas were thrown up. Here is a sneak peak at trips in prospect for the rest of 2019 and in to 2020:

November: exploring some of the less-travelled corners of Tongariro National Park

December: northern Kaimanawas. This will likely feature the Cascade Hut area, and a possible through trip from Clements Mill Rd to Poronui Station via Oamaru Hut.

January: Ruapehu Round The Mountain Track variations over an extended Anniversary Weekend

February: Whanganui River. Only a few places left now.

March: Mount Damper, Waitaanga Forest

April: Easter Tararuas from Otaki Forks & ANZAC Northwestern Pureora

May/June: Queens Birthday Te Paki Coastal Track, Cape Reinga

July: Snow skills training weekend/s, for those who’d like to learn how to use ice axe and crampons for tramping up high or in winter and for those who might like a refresher !