Mitre Flats with Tariga

Tariga and I want to get to the top of Mitre Peak in the Tararua's and the weekend we picked had nothing but rain. So we went anyway.

Friday 14/08/2014
We left late on a Friday night after work and arrived at the car park in the rain. Headed off at about 2230 hours.
Tariga ready to head off
It was after 0200 hours on the Saturday when we got to the hut. Cold and wet so got the fire going and had snacks and hot drinks and sleeping at about 0400.

Saturday 15/08/2015
Did not wake up till mid morning. With the rain still coming down we choose a day at the hut with small walks into the forest to gather wood. Found a few dry spars that where easy to cut with the hut saw.
Preparing the fire
Snacking and lunch
Read and relaxed for the rest of the day, as sole occupants, with an early night and warm fire.
Sunday 16/08/2015
Still raining, no option except to walk out in the rain.
Tariga on bridge on way home
Even with the rain and a bit of a chill it was a nice relaxing walk out thru the rain forest in the rain.
South Mitre Stream coming in on true right
Forest walk
Forest rain Tariga
Got entertained when we came across the cow in the forest, walked her back out to the farm land.
Just grazing
Curious now
And almost out.
A stroll across the farm land to the car then the drive over the hill back to Wellington.

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Trip Times
Friday 14/08/2015
2218 Left The Pines car park
0222 Mitre Flats Hut
Sunday 16/08/2015
1204 Left Mitre Flats hut
1522 At the Pines car park