Dusky Track, Fiordland – 1- 5 December 2018

Our trip began with a boat trip on the glassy Lake Hauroko in perfect weather, it was then a day spent with heavy packs ambling to Halfway Hut with a lunch time swim in the Hauroko Burn for Liz and Raymond. Later in the day, kaka were seen flying overhead and we experienced the first of the many three-wire river crossings.

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Mt Saxton 16- 20 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

Five of us went off on this adventure, which was exploring new territory for all except me. Mt Saxton, 2043m, is a peak up the northern end of Molesworth Station in Marlborough.

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Mt Longfellow - 10-11 November 2018

Thick cloud the previous night held the promise of a Sunday morning sleep-in followed by a leisurely wake- up and retreat to lower levels. That wasn’t allowed on Mt Longfellow.

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Lake Angelus via Speargrass 16- 18 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

The trip started bright and early, leaving Christchurch at 6:30 am on the Friday morning. It was a lovely drive up through Lewis Pass to the start of the track. We left the van at around 1pm, and started up the Robert Ridge Track after a discussion whether to go via Speargrass Hut or via the ridge due to the high wind forecast. Most of us wanted the climb out of the way first!

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Five plus two went to Mt. Grey - 18 November 2018

Evelien and her 3 year old German shepherd ‘Mischa’ collected Joy, Sabina and Helen from Cranford St. We met John at the Grey River picnic area with Bob his 12 week old Border Collie puppy, who kept us amused all day.

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