Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tararua Adventures

Tararua adventures tend to happen off the cuff, generally on those sunny weekends that just sneak up on you.

There have been a couple of goodies recently firstly a "full Waiohine" mission with Jonathan Kennett, then a nice day trip down Winchcombe ridge with Mark Hooker. Penny unfortunately is still studying, just a couple of months to go.

The Waiohine trip was great, we walked into Mitre Flats on a Friday night gossiping, then spent Saturday legging it over the tops and down the Waiohine to Mid Waiohine Hut. The final day was the best though, serious tubing down the tight, scenic gorge with plenty of adrenalin rushes available!

The Winchcombe ridge trip was great too. We started where Jonathan and I had finished the previous trip, heading up and over from the Waiohine to the top of the Tauherenikau and historic Cone Hut. From here it was straight up and around the Dress Circle, and down through the new country for me of Winchcombe ridge and the aptly named Neill.

2 comments:

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Jamie,
Great stuff mate, keeping a smile on my face. I have a reunion with the Ruahine in about 3 weeks time. Hope all is well.
Cheers,
Robb

Jamie said...

Hey Robb

Nice one man, I hope to bump into you there sometime!