Kiwi Ranch-Tutuwai EM
Three club members met at the DoC carpark at the end of Kiwi Ranch Road and made their way towards Tutuwai Hut. The track was in excellent condition and most pleasant to walk on, it being mainly level with the occasional climb up a slope to the next river terrace.
They arrived at the hut at four o'clock and by 4.30 they had begun consuming the most tasty food. They were joined in the hut by a young hunter too tired to hunt that evening, and two young women who helped them with interesting conversation during their four course dinner. The meal ended at 8.30 at which time they prepared for bed and were retired by 9.
Sunday was another perfect day of cool, still, sunny weather so they made full use of it by walking down the fine Tauherenikau track back to their cars.
A most excellent symmetric weekend. (Left home at 8.30 am got to hut at 4.00 pm; Left hut at 8.30 am got home at 4 pm)
- 3 Party members
- Alan Graham (leader and scribe).