Paul and I doing a trip from Otaki forks and our aim is to go over the Tararua Peaks. The ladder thing.
Paul and Ian trip from Otaki Forks. As usual a decision to leave Wellington early ends up starting with a bit of a visit and session. We get to Otaki Forks just on 10.00pm.
2210 Left the car park and headed off up to Fields hut. On the way snapped a wee snail in the dark.
0156 At Penn Creek hut and its empty. Time for some sleep.
1130 Left Penn Creek hut. And what a trip. The green of the rain forest, luxurious growth and then a clear view to the twins.
0856 Wx is windy and claggy. I.e. Wes in a cloud. What way out?
0950 Left Maungahuku and we in cloud. Not a storm.
1330 Bridge Peak.
1440 At Fields hut.
1650 At Otaki and we finished with a chilly swim.
7 hours total.