However we meet up at Fields hut the next morning as they arrived about eleven o'clock Friday night. Me was already asleep, as I got away from work much earlier than expected. By the time they arrived the hut was getting full and they slept on mattreses on the floor.
Left the Otaki Forks car park at half sixish and was at Fields hut just on eight. Three downstairs two upstairs. Headed off up the hill for views and a colorful sunset. Yakked on the phone as well.
Expected a clear hot day and got a day of light cloud, which turned out to be great walking conditions. Never rained just blew a bit and didnt have the wall to wall blue sky views that we wanted.
Steve and Jessie in light cloud along the ridge near McIntosh.
Up early and leaving as soon as possible as its a wee way out to Otaki Forks and it was a hot day. The three of us outside the Maungahuka hut before heading away. All five of us decided to head off together.
1830 Left Otaki Forks overnight carpark
2007 At Fields hut
0830 Left Fields hut
0908 Penn Creek turnoff
1556 On the top of Maungahuka
1609 At Maunghuka hut
0859 Left Maangahuka hut
1531 Side trip to Kime hut
1701 Field H\hut
1820 Left Field hut
1940 Otaki Forks