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    Urchin track snow damage

    I went for a walk up the Urchin track yesterday. Quite a bit of snow damage.

    Youngest son up there, 30 years ago:



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    Brings back a few memories, use to hunt round there a lot back in the early 90's.

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    There will be a lot of snow damage after the latest big fall exotic & indigenous forrests

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    I nipped up there last weekend, just that one bit of damage, pretty good considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    I nipped up there last weekend, just that one bit of damage, pretty good considering.
    I was in good clothes and track shoes so didn't go past that Thanks.

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    Good thing, still a fair bit. Some deep, I fell into my waist in 2 spots
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    From the weekend after that massive snow dump.
    Walked over the Urchin and into Waipakihi on Thursday night.
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    Any one of you 3 have any luck? You're damn keen looking for a sika in the snow

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    Wayyyyy too early. Zero sign. More of a stretch the legs day instead of a hunt.
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    I found the place to be already cold enough for me during the roar season in the past, I can't imagine how cold the nights would be at this time of year! Good on you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freezer View Post
    Any one of you 3 have any luck? You're damn keen looking for a sika in the snow
    Had three whistle at me and bumped one in the bush. Very noisy moving around in the snow.
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    Always wanted to do this track . What ya looking at to the bush line 1.5hrs? I might have a look next week if work allows. cheers

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    I'm pretty unfit and it took me 1h20 to the top when I last did it. only a few mins from bush line to trig
    “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” - Thucydides 463BC

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    Yeah its an easier walk the the umukari side, you do a bit of the climb in the wagon

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    1 hr 50 mins for me. But im not the fittest.

 

 

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