- Religious propaganda free Tararua's.
- Friday - Drive to end of Mangahao Road and park at the Upper No. 1; walk to the hut in the dark; sample some whisky and sleep.
- Saturday - Do the Triangle Spur route to Dundas then across to Arete and down to Te Matawai for the night.
- Sunday - Walk out over Girdlestone saddle and drive back to Wellington.
For this trip it was a repeat of the delicious powerful Caol Ila from Adelphi.
Left Wellington around 1400 and drove North. Parked at the dam and somebody else took off in a great rush while somebody stared at the camera.
This is the day the aims fail. Out of bed late with a normal damp mid winter Tararua day. Headed up the valley and walked past "track not maintained" as it wasn't so obvious except for the paint on the tree, so we realised our error at the next flat spot and turned around and headed back Somebody and somebody else decided that they didn't want to head up Triangle spur and over Dundas to Arete and down to Te Matawai for the night. They went back to the hut for some r & r.
Oh well different energy levels. I headed up the spur and thru the regrowth where the old track was hard to find pink taped a trail to make it easy next time I'm there. Got to here or somewhere about here a bit of a dogleg with an easier track.
We swept and we cleaned as that hut wasnt so tidy when we arrived. Headed out to a very fine day and took pictures of some nice orange lichen stuff living on the rocks. Persuaded somebody else to NOT build a cairn of those perfectly happy orange lichen stuffs living on rocks.
A map of the area wandered.