Kime Hut - The new one

The aim of this walk was all about sleeping a night in the new Kime hut and with the weather it would be a good test to check out the internal chill; or lack of chill. A helpful tool to establish chill is a  light weight summer sleeping bag with silk liner and bivvy bag.

Saturday 01/06/2013
An afternoon wander up to Kime, hoping that there would be somewhere to sleep. Meet Marie on my way up and she had visited Kime so I knew it was open and habitable and there was room. Also snow she said.  And on Table there was a wee amount of snow.
Carried on into worsening weather but not too bad as far as Tararua weather goes. I was never blown over and therte was no sideways rain. Just a bit chill. First views of Kime hut for a couple of months and its a big difference.
I slept well in my summer sleeping bag, this hut is much warmer than the last monster.

Sunday 02/06/2013
A bit of a wake up late day. Looking for a hut book and find one and also see the hut plans and have a good read. The following image is what the expected hut should look like.
Its almost there on the outside, a bit of cosmetic work on the inside to complete. Entries in the hut book go back to March, with some noting no windows or doors for a bit.
After some breakfast and a few coffees I discussed my plan of heading to Penn Creek with Greg, who stayed last night in Kime like me. Greg decided he would also head to Penn Creek hut. Went out for a few hut photos, nice Tararua clag in the background.
Wandered off into the slightly cold and windy just before eleven heading for Penn creek hut. Got thereafter a few hours. Greg standing outside the hut.
And yes I failed to notice my wet lens. Must say a few words about Greg and his pack. It was f@cking heavy and I did my best to lecture him on such insanity. Must have told him at least a dozen times to just go out and buy a 35 liter pack. Would mean he would not carry all that random stuff that isnt neccesary. Told him of the rule I learnt, "if you cant eat it, cant wear it, and cant climb with it, throw it away".  It was a nice warm evening as we did the fire thing.

Monday 03/06/2013
Normal start to the day and then a  clean up of the hut and replace the firewood we used. Then it was a slow trip up the track to Table. Nice shroom on the way.
And here is Greg beside the sign warning of the dangers using the old track. It is a great route now, with some nice slips to cross.
On to Fields for a lunch stop and then out to the car park.

Trip Times

Saturday 01/06/2013
1243 Left Otaki Forsk car park
1428 Field hut
1432 Left Fields hut
1501 Penn Creek turnoff
1616 Kime hut
Sunday 02/06/2013
1044 Left Kime hut
1126 Penn creek turnoff
1337 At Penn creek hut
Monday 03/06/2013
1030 Left Penn creek hut
1331 At Penn creek junction on Table
1356 At Fields hut
1441 Left Fields hut
1642 Otaki Forks carpark

Map of Trip

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