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Tramping the Hollyford to Haast “Road” – Red Mountain, Gorge River, Spoon River

It is sad to see Westland Council supporting a 127km road from Haast to Hollyford. Matt and I walked the 1973 bulldozer trail from the Gorge River “airstrip” to the end of the “road” just south of Gorge River. 40 years of regrowth could not hide the bulldozer tracks. The thought that bulldozers could again […]

Humping the Hump – the Tuatapere Hump Ridge track

… A night spent in Teal Bay hut on Lake Hauroko reminded me why I hate huts. After we arrive alone, one boat lands. Then another. Then another, who fish for trout at night with pink plastic mice. Then at 2am, a boat load of drunken fools cooks a midnight feast with nonstop cursing. How […]