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    Thompsons track condition

    Is thompsons track open atm to get a 4x4 truck up? Mate of mine is wondering to save on walking time from kati side, cheers
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    Quicker to walk

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    I know its the other side but I'll relay this anyway, maybe of use to someone. Te aroha side was open a month or so back. Track basically undriveable to 4x4, heaps of motorbikes up there though
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    4X4 vehicles (2) got through from BoP to Waikato two weekends ago...from BoP side it is faster to walk than drive...14 km from that side to top.
    Don't bother going in from Waikato side with vehicle after 9 am Sunday 29/ November as there is a working gang clearing track for the day...could be up to 30 vehicles all going one way...if you go up over weekend, unless walking, you wont get past them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    4X4 vehicles (2) got through from BoP to Waikato two weekends ago...from BoP side it is faster to walk than drive...14 km from that side to top.
    Don't bother going in from Waikato side with vehicle after 9 am Sunday 29/ November as there is a working gang clearing track for the day...could be up to 30 vehicles all going one way...if you go up over weekend, unless walking, you wont get past them.
    Gidday Spook. How the hell are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Gidday Spook. How the hell are you?
    Ok at the moment, beginning to think i had a bed booked at the hospital on a regular basis...just thought i would have another go at posting on the forum...can manage, but with great difficulty.

    Grandson says he could, on a straight run, two vehicles, both dedicated off roaders make it to the top on BoP side in 4 hours, one way...so that's 14 km in 4 hours, you do the maths.
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    Mucko and I told a fellah from South Africa about you being at the bottom of Thompsons Track while we were down at Piropiro flats the other day. He lives somewhere around Morrinsville way and seemed keen to walk up for a look.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Mucko and I told a fellah from South Africa about you being at the bottom of Thompsons Track while we were down at Piropiro flats the other day. He lives somewhere around Morrinsville way and seemed keen to walk up for a look.
    There are that many of them around one would almost think we had been re-colonized...every time one tips a rock over one pops up.
    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
    There are that many of them around one would almost think we had been re-colonized...every time one tips a rock over one pops up.
    Yeh but this one was a shitload better than some I know.
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    You will need good mud tyres and a winch to get up te aroha side. I got a fair way up a couple of weeks ago. A quad would be the go.
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    And this weekend rain ain't gona help!

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    A bit of info about track that was posted on nz offroader facebook page
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    Interesting to see that track is only closed to vehicles as those tramping through would be in danger as they are using the road as a hauling track at the moment...of course they may have stopped that by the 7th, but i doubt it. Don't expect the track to be open during the hours outside of those stated for closure as those loggers don't give a stuff if track blocked at their working days end. If they block the track with logs and large rocks to stop vehicles using the closed portion of track, don't expect them to open at end of work day. The last time they were logging up there they had thousands of $'s worth of gear stolen and damaged and then the rain came down and multiple slips closed off access except for the foot sloggers.
    If anyone wants to hunt the hundred acres, there is another access track (foot) that i can point them in the direction of.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Sorry about the doubling up on posts, but i cannot delete one or other.

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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Always keen Spook and glad to see you still about.
    Tell you what will be int ouch and maybe a little walk up your way is in order.

    Take it easy fella and look after yourself.
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