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    Getting to Ahuriri

    Hey guys, I'm looking to head up to the Ahuriri base hut in a few weeks. DOC have told me that the track in from Birchwood is a 4wd one but I was wondering how rough it really is? I've got an old 4wd Subaru that I don't mind knocking round a bit, do you reckon I would have a chance of making it?

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    It varies a bit depending how recently its been flooded or maintained, last time I was there (November last year) it was easy enough getting a Legacy wagon to the hut.

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    Awesome, cheers mate. I think I'll back the old Leone, don't mind walking if I have to

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    From memory the roughest ford was only about 5 min from the hut anyway, so even if its bad at the moment you should get most of the way.

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    Sounds good, cheers. Looking forward to having enough money to upgrade to a 'real' 4wd and not worry about things like this

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    2 years ago a flood washed out the big scree slope. It's all dependent on this spring weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunel442 View Post
    Awesome, cheers mate. I think I'll back the old Leone, don't mind walking if I have to
    Hey dunel

    I'm pretty keen to hear how you go as I'd like to go up there in a Santa Fe if possible. Being a soft 4wd I'm also wondering if there's a scratching factor.

    Cheers

    Ben

 

 

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