Huxley South Branch, V-Notch Pass, South Temple— Easter   1–5 April 2010

Foiled again by the weather forecast - my third attempt to reach Lake Nerine beyond North Col above the Routeburn. How about something further east? And so after several phone calls and emails, we settled on the South Huxley/South Temple via V-notch Pass.

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Ahuriri –Canyon Creek— Easter   1–5 April 2010

This area is now part of the Ahuriri Conservation Park which resulted from the purchase of Birchwood Station by the National Heritage Fund, a few years back. The park formation opened up full access to the valley, whereas this had been difficult at times in the past.

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Bracken  Snowfield — 31 Jan – 7 Feb 2010

“The weather is going to be fine….the weather is going to be fine…etc”, Geoff invoked, and so it was, perfect weather,  for the whole of the trip.

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Boulder Col, Rakaia. 27–28 Feb 2010

Leader: Kerry Moore, with Honora Renwick & Frank King, and Dan Pryce (author).

After a leisurely 10am Sat morning meeting at Frank and Honora’s place, we set off on the long drive via Rakaia Gorge up the dusty road to Glenfalloch Station via Double Hill farm,

Read more: Boulder Col, Rakaia. 27–28 Feb 2010

Harper Pass 26 Feb – 2 March 2010

The bus dropped eight of us at Aickens corner on Friday and we started off about eleven am. The gods smiled on us with a beautiful day and low water on the Otira.

Read more: Harper Pass 26 Feb – 2 March 2010