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    crispy frost at the oamaru

    The weather for the weekend was going to be good so I packed up dog, rifle and myself and headed for oamaru hut via poronui. Reached the carpark next to Helisika at 05.00am and started walking. Cold is not the word....it was bloody freezing!! Anyway a cold clear morning usually results in a champion day and that is what it turned out to be. picture perfect. took just over three hours to walk in and by the time I made the bush edge my face and hands where red and numb. it has been a good six months since I have visited the hut and the new track route around the side and over the Kaipo has to be an improvement on crossing the river three time across the flat. That's what I think anyway.
    Reaching the hut I was not surprized to find a few people there. School holidays always brings the family groups in, and today was no exception. Two familys, and a couple of young guys that bolted up to jap creek. all seemed good sorts. After a brew and a bite to eat I headed up the Kaipo to see whats happening up there. Turns out not much. sniffed around the scrub most of the day and did not get much as a squeal. I did not mind to much, great weather, and just good to be out.
    returning to the hut at aprox 17.00 I was happy to see one of the dads turn up with a sika spiker. Still with summer spots and a light brown coat which I thought was strange for this time of year. don't think I have seen that before. After a pleasant night spent chatting to the other groups,i hit the sack.
    Up early and out for a quick walk before walking back out. Mean frost in the morning again and my boots were frozen stiff. took about 20 mins to get them on. No luck with the sika this morning, and the walk out was good as the day was perfect.
    It was a good weekend, and there is no excuse for not doing it more
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    Neat pics.

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    jesus that made me feel cold mate like tm said there nice pics all the same.Dose that hut get a fair bit of use?

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    Great shots, I remember mornings like that we'll, being from the Wairarapa and the cold toes, the crunching of each step and no feeling in your fingers. Thanks for the trip
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Excellent Sakokid. It sure can get cold that way and the hoar frosts make for spectacular photo's
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    the people in there said that between wed and sunday 17 people had been thru..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Excellent Sakokid. It sure can get cold that way and the hoar frosts make for spectacular photo's
    Do you have to pay hoars more to take photos Rushy ? :thumbsup

    Sorry sakokid couldn't help myself , nice photos !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Do you have to pay hoars more to take photos Rushy ? :thumbsup
    Nah just the usual rate. Cold bitches they are though ha ha ha ha
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Nice lookin spot, cheers for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nice lookin spot, cheers for sharing

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    Even better if you are in that bush, left of centre of fourth photo
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Even better if you are in that bush, left of centre of fourth photo
    That's where i would be if i was a deer... Soaking up that morning sun after a cold night

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    Chilly! Wasn't so cold I was there last month. Great place. What did you dog think about walking across poronui station? I bet his nostrals were flaring! Lot of deer there.
    Yeah nah bro

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    Nice pictures.
    Haven't stayed at the DOC hut but have spent weeks at the Oamaru private hut when Air Charter ran it.
    Spook the airstrip is just left of center in the fourth photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Nice pictures.
    Haven't stayed at the DOC hut but have spent weeks at the Oamaru private hut when Air Charter ran it.
    Spook the airstrip is just left of center in the fourth photo.
    I was meaning the bush in the distance...East Creek
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    That place looks brill.... haven't been down there, will have to give it the once over!....cheers for the pics!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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