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    Kaimai regulars, a question

    Thinking of an overnighter to Kauritetahi hut in the next week or so. Can someone give a walk in time to hut from Uplands road end please. I have not been in this part of the park before.
    Looks like quite a climb once you leave the track, and I would rather not fly camp it this time of year.


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    You would be better coming up Thompsons Track and cutting up the ridge to meet the North/South track and head for the hut [that is if you are coming from BoP side]. Or come in from Waikato side.
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Thompson track was plan B actually Spook, but it looks like a slightly longer route. Do you know if vehicle security is an issue down that way? Cheers.

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    Security of vehicle is not an issue if coming in from Waikato side...you can park at my place
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    PM sent spook.

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    There is a blazed short cut from Uplands Rd end it will test your fitness

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    That is exactly the route I had marked out on freshmap before Spooks suggestion. Great minds think alike eh

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    upland route
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    Either of these will test my (lack of ) fitness

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    Wet and slippery going that way my thinking going via Thompsons would be easier access this time of year. I went up that route just prior to the roar old pig sign no red skins at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
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    Either of these will test my (lack of ) fitness
    Where did you find that info? Is it a site with elevation gain of all doc tracks?

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    Produced using freshmap on pc mate. You can plot tracks/routes etc etc. Download/upload to and from gps. 3d fly throughs are good fun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Produced using freshmap on pc mate. You can plot tracks/routes etc etc. Download/upload to and from gps. 3d fly throughs are good fun too.

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    Technology....fuk me.....i haven't got the hang of my GPS yet, tried to use the 'electronic compass', couldn't figure it out (had a real one on me) got home, read the manual, hadn't turned the fuker on!!!!!!!!....what a 'bellend'.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Security of vehicle is not an issue if coming in from Waikato side...you can park at my place
    It has been a problem this side of Thompsons /Whaka; Upland not so bad ,especially during Kiwi fruit season with the influx of seasonal workers.

    Area just over the Poupou can be worth a look if going from Uplands rd
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    I haven't been hunting up thee so can't say about deer/

    If you're coming from the Thomsons track saddle (the easiest way, I'm sure) the track is quite easy. It actually cuts up from the 700, past the air crash site, through the u of Ngatamahinerua on the map to a small saddle on the main range, then sidles on the east across a slightly greasy rock slab on a slip then is well cut up to the plateau. It's a bit boggy on the top but easy to follow. The hut is on a side track about 100 - 150m east off the main North South track. The side track isn't super easy to follow in the dark, more or less runs on the line of a small creek. I suggest try and locate the helipad and hut on google earth, mark it as a place then transfer to your GPS. Missing hunter found 'tired and cold' - National - NZ Herald News


    Its an old hut but a good one w 3 bunks. There is a fireplace but no wood to burn - all trees are too small and wet and no big treefalls to supply firewood (take a stove and dry clothes). It's a great view from the loo.

 

 

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