Archive for May, 2018

May 30 2018

Orbells Crossing, Northern Lawsons Farm

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est. 50 km from car-park. 9. 30/5/2018. Orbells Crossing – Mountain Road.(Lawsons Farm.)  M-H. Arthur. Frost to begin with, but a sunny day followed for 11 Trampers to enjoy their exercise in. We drove up Mountain Road from the north end and parked up. The air was cold, but a brisk downhill walk in the […]

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May 30 2018

Waikouaiti: Matanaka, Beach Walk

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Distance from car-park: 57.5 km. 10. 30/5/2018. Hikers. Hawkesbury Lagoon area. Leaders: Judy K and Elaine After a frosty start in Mosgiel, 25 hikers parked at the end of Beach St, Waikouaiti and walked along to the river mouth, enjoying the views and watching the horses training on the beach. The track up through the pines […]

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May 23 2018

Silverstream Water-Race, Racemans, Weir

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No. 40 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Silverstream Weir. Racemans. Winefields. Year Round” No. 107 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Whare Flat – Silverstream Weir Year Round “ Origins and History of Racemans Water-race and Weir 19. 23/5/2018. Racemans to he Top Weir. Leader: Arthur. Due to weather concerns […]

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May 23 2018

St Clair Beach Walks

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14. 23/5/2014. Hikers. St Clair street walk. E-M. Leaders: Jay and Jan. A small group of around 14 hikers left the carpark in the rain bound for St Clair. It was raining hard on the motorway and it looked like it was going to be a trip into St Clair for a coffee only. However, […]

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May 16 2018

Daphne/Margaret Road, Kathleen Road

Wenita permit. Distance from car park: 21 km. 13. 16/5/2018. Hikers. Daphne, Big Stone and Kathleen Roads. M. Leaders: Alex, Jim and Betty. Conditions were a pleasant cool day for the hike in the Allanton Block of Wenita Forrest south of Brighton. The majority of 22 hikers stopped off at the Brighton Cafe for refreshments on […]

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May 15 2018

Middlemarch area tramps

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[Rock and Pillar via Six Mile Creek This climbs 3300 feet up the eastern face from Glencreag Station up a leading ridge south of Six Mile Creek. This is the most direct approach.] [Rock and Pillar via spur south of Lug Creek. Information: Climbs 3000 feet up the eastern face of a well-graded vehicle track up […]

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May 09 2018

McKendry Road, Roseburn, Woolshed Road, Horsehoof Station.

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Location: 20 km. 12. 9/5/2018. Trampers. McKendry Road to Maungatuas tramp. Leader: Jill. On a glorious May morning 13 trampers parked in Horsehoof Station’s paddock at the top of McKendry Road – and immediately began our ascent of “the Hill”. Gaining height quickly we were afforded great views over the Taieri. Morning tea was a […]

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May 09 2018

Portobello, Clarks, Sheppards, McArthny, Varleys Hills

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Distance Portobello from car-park: 32 km. 10. 9/5/2018. Hikers. Varleys Hill. M. Leaders: Pam and Jay. 9. 10/1/2018. Trampers. Varleys Hill. M. Leader: Janine. While the weather report was forecasting showers, my barometer just continued to climb towards ‘dry’ – so we had another rain free day which provided ideal conditions for our first tramp […]

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May 02 2018

Taieri Ferry and Finlayson Roads, Bells farm, Kennedys, Millennium.

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Read “Taieri River Geology” for some background information. “Legends of the Lower Taieri” includes a section about John Bull if you persist in reading down far enough. Wardells’ White House 25 km from car park. 13. 2/5/2018. Both. Millennium Track. Leader: Eleanor. Trampers: Millennium/John Bull Tracks. M. 38 fit looking Trampers/Hikers and Ramblers  assembled at the […]

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