Purely an opportunistic hut bag on a road trip from Wellington to Mangatawhiri with Friday night stop over in Waiouru. Leo and I arrived in Waiouru about nine p.m. and checked into the motel. The weather was looking ok, no rain, a bit of wind, so I sorted out my gear and headed off up the Desert Road looking for the Waihohonu track entrance.
|Waihohonu Track Entrance|
Out of bed at 0700 hours and a quick breakfast, some photos and then a fast walk/jog back to the car.
|Area around the hut|
|Ranges in the distant|
|Track on way out|
|Car survived the night alone|
2150 Arrived at Waihohonu track entrance, stashed the car
2202 Started walking Waihohonu track to hut
2253 NAtional Park boundry
2311 Waihohonu hut, dropped pack
2325 Historic Waihohonu Hut, then back to the new one
0752 Left Waihohonu Hut
0843 Back to car at Waihohonu track entrance