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Hopkins / Huxley - Interim Trip - Medium Easy


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Saturday 16 February 2019

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Duration: Saturday 16 February 2019 to Saturday 2 February 2019 (-13 days)

This trip involves exploring the Hopkins and Huxley valleys at the headwaters of Lake Ohau. We scheduled this a few years back, but terminated it early because of inclement January weather

This is a lovely area to the east of the main divide, with a number of mostly medium sized or small huts in superb riverside locations.

This is a Medium Easy Trip - it will be up to the party as to how much tramping you do each day.

It might be possible that we could arrange a helicopter food drop up the valley.

Potential Highlights

The wide open Hopkins valley with mountains in all directions.

Huxley Valley (including South and North branches) - very picturesque, with an option to climb to the top of Broderick Pass to look down into the Landsborough Valley

Elcho Valley

Dasler Pinnacles

Head of the Hopkins - glacial moraine and mountains of the Main Divide

An interesting selection of huts - Cullers, Dodger, Erceg, Richardson Rock Biv, Dasler Biv, historic Red Hut
Details: To be confirmed once a leader is available and detailed planning can be done
Dates: Start around February 16th Finish date to suit the group
Flights: To / From Christchurch or Queenstown
Recommended that you book a changeable flight for the return trip
Transport: Rental vehicle to suit the size of the group
Party Size: Maximum - TBA
Cost: All per person.
Transport Rental vehicle hire and fuel
Start / end accom. TBA
Huts Take blue hut tickets or an annual hut pass
Gas Buy on arrival in Christchurch or Queenstown
Contact: Tony Walton 027 478 5223 / 09 630 2591 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tony will assist with planning, bookings, etc, as required