A nice drive over the Takaka hill and onto Collingwood then past the Bainham store and over that James Road Right Branch bridge to park up spot with an intentions book.
Walk time. Says eight to ten hours, had read a horror story of "its twelve hours!". For me this weekend, traveling light, with good weather was a cruise of seven hours each way including photo and food stops.
At the hut, only one there. Nice old historic hut, aint sleeping in it.
|Boulder Lake Hut Historic|
Reckon this is a good shower in the summer.
|Suspicion Creek Waterfall|
Up once the sun was good and warm and the frost was melting.
Breakfast and coffee and a read for an hour or so, then firewood mission.
|Boulder Lake Hut|
1009 Left car
1144 Lookout Knob
1218 Junction with map marked track
1332 Beathams Clearing
1557 Cow Saddle
1650 Boulder Lake
1708 Boulder Lake Hut
1023 Left Boulder Lake Hut
1148 Cairn at top of Brown Cow Ridge, snack time
1350 Beathams Clearing
1534 Junction where the map track ends
1600 Lookout Knob
1714 At the car