The planned trip was to not go down Pinnacle Spur, it was ment to be continue onto Arete, Bannister, Waingawa, Cow Saddle and back to Kiriwhakapapa Road end. The weather was great, some winds on the tops. Three of us went, Jessie, Paul, and myself. The meeting point was Cow Creek hut.
Paul and I drove to Kiriwhakapapa Road end and walked into Cow Creek hut getting there just after eight p.m.; and Jessie arrived sometime after two a.m.
We left the hut at nine and headed up "Track not maintained" onto Table Ridge. The track is in great condition compared to last time I walked it, it even has been OT'ed.
Left Tarn Ridge hut just before nine and headed off. Paul and I got to point 1400 on the Waiohine Pinnacles and realised that we had lost Jessie. I did Tarn Ridge three times that day I began to think he had gone down into the Wiangawa River but he had been waiting on the knob just North of the grave out of our site. We all got back together except for that other guy who kept taking off. Great views into the upper Waiohine.
1727 Left Kiriwhakapapa Road end for Cow Creek hut
1838 Junction to Blue Range hut
1931 Waingawa River Track turnoff
2016 Cow Creek hut
0859 Left Cow Creek hut
1021 Out of the bush onto Table Rid1152 The Tarn
1256 Back at the Tarn
1500 Tarn Ridge hut
0850 Left Tarn Ridge hut
1233 Pinnacle Spur
1439 Arete Forks hut
1523 Left Arete Forks hut
1841 Cow Creek hut
1935 Left Cow Creek hut
2049 Waingawa River Track turnoff
2201 Junction to Blue Range hut
2322 Kiriwhakapapa Road end