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Pirongia and Karioi


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Saturday 15 December 2018

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Duration: Saturday 15 December 2018 to Sunday 16 December 2018 (2 days)
Details: This is a two day event with camping or accommodation overnight at Raglan Holiday Park 07 825 8283
SATURDAY - Mt Pirongia
Long: Starting from Corcoran Rd head up the Tirohanga track to Ruapane then traverse an undulating ridge, past the Tirohanga Bluff up to the summit. Reverse back to the Ruapane track and down to Waite Rd. Time 7 hours
Leader: Russell Allen 09 276 8770 or 0210480380
Medium: As above but peeling off onto Ruapane track to bus on Waite Rd. Time 3 - 4 hours There is the possibility of going further up Tirohanga, but not to the top.
Leader: TBA
Start time for both walks: 10.30am
Accommodation: Either camping at Raglan Holiday Park or book cabin accommodation for yourselves 07 825 8283
SUNDAY - Mt Karioi
Medium/Hard: Starting at the To Toto Gorge on Whaanga Rd take the steep scenic track to the Lookout and on to the summit. 756m. Chains and ladders available to help on rocky outcrops. Continue down on the Wairaki track to Karioi Rd 6 hours
Leader: Russell Allen 09 276 8770 or 021 048 0380
Medium: Starting as above going up to the lookout then returning. Time 5 hours
Leader: TBA probably driver.
Start time for both walks: 9.00am, Bus leaves campsite at 8.30am
Departure: From Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland 8.00am
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Keith Ayton
Return: If all goes well by 7.30pm on Sunday assuming no major traffic problems. Will stop for a half hour meal break on the way back.
Cost: For bus $45 members, $60 non-members. Pay on the bus.
Note: Very helpful to let Russell know if you intend coming by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 0210480380, so we have some idea of numbers.