Jun 29 2016

Orokonui, Mopanui, south face

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No. 70 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Orokonui. Big Tree. January – Late April”
4. 29/6/2016. Trampers. Orokonui, Mopanui. Medium. Leaders: Helen and Judy D.
Ten of us left car park and travelled in two cars up to the Orokonui Ecosanctury We were walking round the outside of the fence. Walking  up to the first corner we had our morning tea.

More uphill. (Helen pic and caption.)

More uphill. (Helen pic and caption.)

Then a clamber up the 468 meters to the trig at the top of Mopanui.

Trig at top. (Helen pic and caption.)

Trig at top. (Helen pic and caption.)

Worth the climb up as the views were some of the best we had seen anywhere.

Over to the Estuary. (Helen pic and caption.)

Over to the Estuary. (Helen pic and caption.)

From top of Mopanui. (Helen pic and caption.)

From top of Mopanui. (Helen pic and caption.)

Towards Portobello. (Helen pic and caption.)

Towards Portobello. (Helen pic and caption.)

Continuing around the fence line to the start of some steep downhill we stopped for our lunch.
Starting on the steep hill we renamed Tumble Hill. Judy lost it on the rolling gravel crashing into Eleanor who crashed and rolled getting a hole in her precious 1980s shorts. No major damage. Then Jay slipped on the gravel as well. The rest of us hugged the fence to keep upright.
We all got right round and had our welcome coffee after out interesting and hardish  almost 10km tramp. – Helen.
3. 11/2/2004. Trampers. Orokonui, Mopanui. Medium. Leaders: Doug J, Ian, Irene

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Irene, George, Barbara M emerge from Orokonui Scenic Reserve

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Mopanui Summit. Peter, Barbara, Arthur

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Stone Wall Plaque

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Stone Wall.

2. 2/4/2003. All. Orokonui, Blueskin Road, Mopanui. Medium. Leaders: shirley McN, Joyce, Eleanor.
1. 16/3/1994 Orokonui, Blueskin Road, Mopanui. Medium or Medium+. Shirley, Ted, Rob C, Sabina

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