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This article was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 83, no 9, October 2010

The Other Marchant Forks (M/F)

Wednesday 28 September

Most streams have many tributaries but not all confluences are called forks. Perhaps it has to be a meeting of equals? By this definition maps show the Marchant catchment to contain at least four forks. We visited two, descending from Marchant Ridge somewhere between Bump 1016 and Mt Marchant and climbing out of the catchment onto Boulder Creek spur near Bump 586. The three kilometres off-track took over four hours, skirting two waterfalls and often moving gingerly through very steep but fortunately well vegetated country. Not a trip to be often repeated (unlike THE Marchant Forks) but enjoyable navigation, a delight to pass through such rugged Tararua country in pleasant sunny weather. About 8.5 hours GOTOWO CC

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Colin Cook (leader and scribe), Tricia French, David Ogilvie, Peter Reimann, Bill Stephenson, Bill Wheeler.
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