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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    “bloody good climb for a couple of old fat fuckers”. What the fuck are you talking about? I saw Phil at the end of last year and he looked like a bloody racing sardine to me and you have surely been training for sprinting up the skytower. I’ll be in palmy for a few days at the end of the month so best you plan on coming over for a grog at a local so I can lay eyes on ya and show you what old and fat really looks like. Nice country you were in by the way.
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    That's a grueling climb any stage in a good keen mans life. And like most grueling climbs, the rewards keep coming once your up there
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    She's a grind up Rosewells for sure. You didn't take a photo of the dunny though. Probably the most iconic shitter in the park.
    My K4 should be here soon. Glad you like yours.
    Last time I was up there there were plenty of gut bags on the tops. That little blue 22 had been through I was told. Still, they're not stopping making them.
    The pinch up Black Ridge to Sawtooth is pretty sketchy if I remember too.
    I see in the same country, Smiths Stream has been given a birthday and a new track cut from Hinerua down. That was another tough track.


    Yeah she's a great throne to do ya business on alrighty

    They did a great job of doing up the toilet & biv a couple years back, The Biv was toasty warm & the new alloy window is awesome ( Pity they never put a little deck or veranda to store ya gear but appreciate the work the grew put in ) Re the new shitter is now set a little higher ( on a grouse new deck ) but you can see it from the Biv, Dunc took a vid of me enjoying the view hahahahaha

    Here's a couple of extra pic's that brads never posted up including one for James, pity the sawtooth was clouded in.


    PS - I was really impressed with the condition of the track so great to see some work being put into maintenance, Re - Smiths stream hut should be on everyone's bucket list, it's definitely an entertaining place to stay the night.


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    I carried my walking -bang stick all the way up n back & didn't fire a shot, hopeless aye hahaha


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    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMROD View Post
    That's a grueling climb any stage in a good keen mans life. And like most grueling climbs, the rewards keep coming once your up there
    @NIMROD From memory I read a great story of yours form like 2007 ish on the great old FnH forum of you & a young lassy doing a culling mish up there, did you shot a Deer on that slip going along the ridge between the Daf saddle turn off & the Biv ?
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    now that is a real good looking waist belt.... neat looking spot too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    @NIMROD From memory I read a great story of yours form like 2007 ish on the great old FnH forum of you & a young lassy doing a culling mish up there, did you shot a Deer on that slip going along the ridge between the Daf saddle turn off & the Biv ?
    Lady Hunter did from memory

    And no... I didn't flog this sign When they put the new flash bang sign at the bottom of the spur,
    they just tossed this one into the scrub. Lady Hunter convinced me I'd be doing a good clean up job by carrying it out
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    @Philipo with the Savage? What cal?

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    It says 7mm in the opening splurb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    @Philipo with the Savage? What cal?
    7mm prc is ugly as sin a bit like phil really but shoots well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    7mm prc is ugly as sin a bit like phil really but shoots well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Negative Nathan shoot and scoot, would of stayed there all day thining them out if time allowed.
    While that might not sit well with some Doc have told us it's us or choppers doing shoot and destroy, the numbers in the Ruahines are that high have been for a few years now.
    Wouldn't shoot any stags, just thin out some hinds.
    I care about the Ruahines a fair bit, there's a fair bit of family history in there, always carting out rubbish etc, but there's only so much venison I can give away and belive me that's a lot.


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    That's a neat story and photos, i find it hard to shoot deer myself if i don't need the meat or its just an average stag . I enjoy just watching them or getting a photo but agree we need to thin them out a bit in some areas, especially hinds.

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    Lovely writeup of a neat bit of the Ruahines. Hunted the Sawtooth often in the 80's. Yes, it was often barrel stretching shots. I'm sure my old photos show the tussock a fair bit taller back then....
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    Lovely writeup of a neat bit of the Ruahines. Hunted the Sawtooth often in the 80's. Yes, it was often barrel stretching shots. I'm sure my old photos show the tussock a fair bit taller back then....
    The Takahe have trimmed it a fair bit since then
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    Thats inspiring. Great pics. I will never forget the yellows and greens of the tops in the sunlight.

    Us old farts are mostly past that stuff now. But it has inspired Brian and me to bivvy up in the tawhine tomorrow night rather than use a hut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    Yeah she's a great throne to do ya business on alrighty
    The Kylie dunny was the same but I'm not sure if there's been an improvement here. The lids held on by a rock
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