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Ruahines - Extension


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

Friday 19 April 2019

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Duration: Friday 19 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 (10 days)
Details: The extended trip will be an 8-10 day private car Fit adventure into several less-visited sections of the park. Untracked wilderness, arduous terrain, exposed tops, potential winter conditions and several nights camping make this a trip for fit and experienced trampers only.
Friday 19: drive from Auckland to Sentry Box Hut track start on Mangleton Road (6hrs), climb to ridgeline, south to Parks Peak Hut. 2½ hrs.
Saturday 20: drop to upper Makaroro, up Totara Spur, south along main ridge (possible detour to Kylie Biv), camp at tarns before Maroparea. 7 hrs.
Sunday 21: Continue south on main ridge past Sparrowhawk Biv to Sunrise Hut. 7 hrs.
Monday 22: climb to Te Atuaoparapara, head north on ridge over pt 1546 into bush to meet track dropping to Wakelings Hut. 5 hrs.
Tuesday 23: climb to Rangotea, north along Mokai Patea Range, down spur over pt 1247 to Otukota Hut. 6-7 hrs.
Wednesday 24: down Maropea/Waikamaka River to Iron Bark Hut (high level track if river is high). Short day, 4 hrs.
Thursday 25: follow river down 1 km, ascend track to Ohutu Ridge, continue to pt 1298 and locate and follow taped trapping line across to Te Rakaunuiakura and Ruahine Corner Hut. 7 hrs.
Friday 26: take ridge to Potae, track to main ridge then over Piopio past Aranga hut site and around to Parks Peak Hut. 8 hrs.
Saturday 27: and Sunday 28 - spare days; return to cars, back to Auckland.
Contact: Dennis Brown Ph 620 0144 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Note: Trip is weather dependent and subject to change.



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