Kohaihai December 2012

23 - 27/12/2012
Family trip of Duangdao, Tariga and I to Kohaihia North of Karamea where we camped for a few days. Scotts beach and beyond.

Kohaihai from the bridge
Barry's batch
Beach jelly
Beach to bluffs
A young Glendronach

Orongoronga Valley Day Walk

Sunday 09/12/2012

Drove to the Catchpool stream road end over Wainuiamata and parked at the car park at one thirty'ish and realised I left it a bit late in the day to do my original intention of Mt Matthews. Decided to explore Matthews Stream access to North Saddle.
 Went for 45 minutes up the Matthews stream into the headwaters, an interesting eroded place. On the way back did the Browns Track as I needed some exercise, the up is a track.
However the track down the other side is a bit overgrown. Got to the car before seven as intended as they had a sign stating gate locked at eight.


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Trip Times
1320 Left the car park
1342 Midway Bridge
1407 Turere Bridge
1500 Heading up Matthews Stream toward North Saddle
1724 Start of Browns Track
1845 Car park

Mangahao Valley

Carl and I had intentions of going up Triangle on Saturday however we cancelled that after we walked to Mangahao Flats hut and realised I had missed Triangle Spur. Still another hut for Carl and a walk.

Friday 30/11/2012
Drove to Poads Road end and headed off across the farm, checked out the locals.
Then headed up the river to South Ohau. We were cold by the time we got to the hut after ten at night. Light the fire and had a feed before sleeping.

Saturday 01/12/2012
We headed to Girdlestone Saddle by continuing up South Ohau and doing the Dowling Falls route. Was almost a lunch time start. Interesting spiders in the creek as we went. These are all photographed by Carl, aint put the here as I think I misplaced the...

Walked much to far and got to the Mangahao Flats hut.
We had a snack and then headed back to Triangle Spur turnoff, arriving there at five thirty.

Due to time and feeling a bit lazy we decided to head to Te Matawai. Got to Te Matawai and could see a pile of boots at the hut so we just continued to South Ohau and it was empty. Except for us and our very toasty feet.
Sunday 02/12/2012
A nice rainy day so we did not come out the river, instead we took the escape route up onto Gables.
No density removal at all, generally a good fun weekend of walk.