SCAMPER TORRENT – SMYTH RANGE 23-25 October 2010

Labour Weekend weather on the West Coast is always a lottery and no wind for three days sounded positive as four of us headed for the Pukekura Backpackers on Friday night.  Merv located the owners by phoning the pub, getting a Coaster’s response that the key is in the door and leave money on the table.

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Point 1912m – Cass Saddle, 7th Nov 2010

This was a new trip for our club, but I make no secret of the fact that I had seen it in the Over Forties club newsletter in November last year and copied it for our trip list.

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Scott Saddle – Pudding Hill Stream-- Sunday 14 Nov

Despite the weather not looking so good, six people turned out for the walk. Alas the clouds came in as we drove up the road to Awa Awa Rata reserve.

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Sylvia Tops, 20 – 21st Nov 2010

Another classic trip for PTC, but I’m not sure when the club last did it.

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ROUGH CREEK - BOSCAWEN SADDLE - NINA — 23-25 Oct 2010

A good weather forecast encouraged us as we drove over Lewis Pass, through Maruia Springs and on to the Rough Creek bridge. We left the car there and were walking by 10am. Halfway up we were walking on snow and tree branches brought down by heavy snowfalls.

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