Mid King Bivvy

Adrian and Ian doing a trip to a wee bivouac never visited by either of us.

Friday 07/01/2011
Adrian drove us away from work at approx 1600 hours heading for Mt Holdsworth car park. We got there and headed off to Atiwhakatu hut to stay the night there. Not raining not cold.
Adrian on bridge
Got to Atiwhakatu at eight thirtyish. Sat outside for a pre sleep whisky or two. The dogs in the hut reeked so I took a mattress outside to sleep under the veranda. Warm night with a few showers.
Atiwhakatu Hut

Saturday 08/01/2011
Just after eight and we where up and away from Atiwhakatu hut heading up the river track to Baldy and then up onto South King.
Adrian ready to go
Adrian out on Baldy
Typical views
Broken Axe Pinnacles
From a bit past South King we headed down a ridge in a direct line to Mid King Bivouac.  Had a discussion on what way to get to the bivouac, direct route won out after a bit of wandering around.
Adrian in the distance
Mid King Bivouac in the distance just before an hours bush bashing thru leather wood and a stream with a few waterfalls, a bit of a work out.
Finally at the bivouac and it was empty, with a log book back to 1999. The bivouac is called Mid King Bivvy, the map calls it Mid King Bivouac. Good stuff.
Approaching Mid King Bivouac
Mid King Bivvy
The Mid King Bivvy bivouac
Mid King Bivvy and fire exit
 Good to be here finally after a few abandoned trips due to normal Tararua weather. Ate food up on the ridge where we had views of the Kings and Peggys peak.
Dinning table
View from the dinning table
Sunday 09/01/2011
Woke to a morning of clouds, being in the clouds.
Adrian and the bivouac
Wonderful weather for a walk thru the stunted forest. Down the ridge that is mostly tracked and into the river. That is an enjoyable walk with the clouds hanging close.

Trip Time
1844 Left Holdsworth car park
2024 Atiwhakatu Hut
0816 Left Atiwhakatu Hut
1054 Out of the bush heading up Baldy
1521 At Mid King Bivvy
0856 Left Mid King Bivvy
1112 Into South Mitre stream
1415 At Barton Baldy track junctions
1424 On again
1522 Atiwhakatu Hut
1701 Holdsworth car park

Map of the Route
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