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Easter - North Eastern Ruahines

 

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You are not booked on a trip until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the trip

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on bookings@aucktramping.org.nz

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

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Thursday 18 April 2019

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Duration: Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Saturday 22 April 2017 (5 days)
Details: It is some years since the club tramped in this area of the Ruahines. The Ruahine Range forms part of the North Island main divide. Always a challenge!
Easy /Medium: Friday 4WD track to Masters Shelter, climb Golden Crown ridge ,750m height gain, south to Parks Peak Hut . 6 bunks, good camping. 6-7 hours. Saturday descend to Upper Makaroro Hut. 4 bunks , good camping on river flats. Steep 700m descent. 2 hours. Explore up or down valley. This is whio territory. Or climb part way up Totara Spur for views. Sunday explore further, then return to Parks Peak Hut. 3 hours. Monday exit to Sentry Box road end. 3 hours.
Leader: TBA
Medium / Fit (1): Friday 4WD to Masters Shelter, climb Golden Crown ridge ,750m height gain, south to Parks Peak Hut, descend to Upper Makaroro Hut. 4 bunks, good camping on river flats. 7 hours. Saturday climb Totara Spur to main range, 750m height gain, north over pt.1503, track to Potae, check out rock formations SW on Potae ridge, on to to Ruahine Corner Hut. 6 bunks, plenty of camping. 6 hours. Sunday return to Potae turnoff and to main range, over pt. 1503, NE over Piopio and open tops to camp at Aranga Hut site. 7 hours. Monday return to bus via Golden Crown Track. 3.5 hours.
Leader: TBA
Medium / Fit (2): Friday 4WD track to Masters Shelter, climb Golden Crown ridge, 750m height gain. SW then W on track past Aranga Hut site to pt. 1396, along open tops over Piopio to main range, camp at tarns near pt. 1503. 8 hours. Saturday track to Potae ridge and Ruahine Corner, follow trapping line from airfield to Ohutu Ridge near pt.1298, head SW 1 km on Ohutu ridge, take track down to Waitokotore camp. 7 hours. Sunday track to Potae ridge, return to main range and pt. 1503, descend Totara Spur to Upper Makaroro Hut. 7 hours. Monday to Parks Peak, exit to Sentry Box road end. 4 hours.
Leader: TBA
Maps: Tikokino BK37, Taoroa Junction BK36
Note 1: All parties to take tents.
Note 2: Early departure Thursday. Afternoon off work.
Note 3: Annual Hut Pass/ or tickets.
Transport: Club Bus   Driver: TBA
Bus Cost: $95 members, $110 non-members
Destinaton: Mangleton Road at the start of the track to Masters Shelter
Departure: 1 PM Thursday Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road
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