- Friday - Drive to the Pines and walk to Mitre Flats hut.
- Saturday - Up Waingawa river to Cow Creek hut.
- Sunday - Walk out to the Pines by going up Table Ridge to Brockett then to Mitre and down to the flats and back out to the car.
No whisky as I have a viral upper respiratory tract infection.
1621 Left the Pines on my way to Mitre Flats hut.
1742 Time for torch.
1832 At the hut. Fire, food, relax.
1157 Left Mitre Flats hut for Cow Creek hut up the Waingawa River track before it rains.
1342 On the open grass flats
1400 'ish raining now no longer drizzle.
1421 At Cow Creek hut with the rain non stop all night.
Why would somebody carry in a small booklet titled "Ultimate Questions" and leave it in a hut? This booklet is deranged, read the following paragraph from it.
"Is anyone there? This is the fundamental question. If god does not exist, searching for him is pointless: for he that cometh to god must beleive that he is. While it is impossible to 'prove' god in a mathamatical sense, the evidence is very convincing."
This is not a serious tramp it is a recovery from VURTI so a sleep in is required. Might as well wait till the bush is dry.
1151 Leave Cow Creek hut after finally making a decision that it is not to late to head over the tops.
1217 At the Table Ridge sign posted turnoff. Love these "track not maintained" things. Such an easy track to follow with thanks to the person or persons who blue taped it. Meet a dear up towards the top of the bush, common occurrence on "track not maintained".
1306 At a bush cairn.
1312 Out of the bush into sunshine.
1348 On top of Table Ridge and no views anywhere. Visability of a few hundred meters, no wind, no rain. Comfortable walking weather.
1433 At the tarn on Table Ridge. Frozen and sculptured on the edges.
Looking back down the ridge on the way to Mitre.
1500 On Brockett.
1538 On Mitre Peak with its fresh looking cairn.
1618 Bush entrance off Peggys Peak.
1700 Mitre Flats hut and time to stop for food and drink.
1733 Left Mitre Flats hut and heading to the car at the Pines.
Map of walking
The number of fish that grow legs and walk away is on the increase.