A first trip to Hopeless hut for Tariga. As this is one of the huts often discussed at home with friends when we speak of great places to go in Nelson Lakes, and it being of historic importance with Sir Edmund Hillary opening it in 1967.
Drove off to Lake Rotoiti to meet up with water taxi for a quick trip to Coldwater hut. And then off to Hopeless hut.
We did not bother to get out of bed until lunchtime when another person arrived. Later we did wish he had never been told by his son about this hut; his snoring all night was like sleeping with a chainsaw.
We went for a day walk up the route to climb Hopeless, at the start there is this big stone.
We did not need to get out of bed early and had a relaxed walk out to Coldwater for a return boat ride to Kerr Bay.
Map of Walk
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Had Ardbeg 10yo as the trips whisky.