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2016-01-03 Lake Ōhau to Lake Hāwea

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Day From To Distance

Gear

  • two tents
  • ice axes
  • primus and 2 litres fuel
  • two billys
  • two PLBs, maps, GPS

Menu

  • Party food: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and 2 puds
  • Own food: 7 lunches, brews, scroggin/snacks

Breakfasts:

  • 3 x pogs - rolled oats, dehy fruit, sugar, milkpowder
  • 2 x rice flakes - rice flakes, dehy apple, sugar, milkpowder, cinnamon
  • 2 x bircher muesli - plus milkpowder and sugar

Dinners:

  • 3 x mac cheese - mac, cheese, salami, dehy veges, dehy pineapple, soup, herbs
  • 2 x rice & tuna - rice, tuna, cashews, dehy veges, soup, herbs
  • 1 x curried sausages and dehy spud - sausages, dehy spud, dehy veges, onion, curry
  • 1 x Backcountry dehy dinner and dehy spud

Puds:

  • 1 x mousse and flaked almonds
  • 1 x Backcountry dessert
2 Jan Queenstown Gondola(approve sites) Ben Lomond(approve sites) return 11.2km(approve sites)
3 Jan Temple campsite(approve sites) South Temple Hut(approve sites) 7.8km(approve sites) Temple Stream South Branch(approve sites)
4 Jan South Temple Hut Mt Maitland Tarns(approve sites) 5.8km(approve sites) Ruataniwha Conservation Park(approve sites)
5 Jan Mt Maitland Tarns Maitland Hut(approve sites) 8.1km(approve sites)
6 Jan Maitland Hut Hideaway Hut(approve sites) 18.3km(approve sites) route(approve sites) via Snowy Gorge Hut(approve sites)
7 Jan Hideaway Hut(approve sites) Top Dingle Hut(approve sites) 18.0km(approve sites) Ahuriri Conservation Park(approve sites)
8 Jan Top Dingle Hut Bush Hut(approve sites) 20.2km(approve sites) Hawea Conservation Park(approve sites)
9 Jan Bush Hut Mae West Biv (return) 12.9km(approve sites) (partial)
10 Jan Bush Hut Dingle Burn Station Road 21.5km(approve sites) Dingle Burn Track(approve sites)
excluding side trips 100km(approve sites)

Sun Jan 3 day 1 - South Branch South Temple Stream

South Branch South Temple Stream
Brian, Philip, Simon, and Bruce ready to depart

Photo: Simon

South Branch South Temple Stream
Brief stop in Temple Stream South Branch
Photo: Philip
South Branch South Temple Stream
Start of the Temple Stream South Branch track
Photo: Brian
South Branch South Temple Stream
In South Branch of Temple Stream
Photo: Simon
South Branch South Temple Stream
Heading up Temple Stream South Branch
Photo: Philip
South Branch South Temple Stream
Simon heading up south branch of Temple Stream
Photo: Bruce
South Branch South Temple Stream
Looking up eroded side creek in Temple Stream South Branch
Photo: Philip
South Branch South Temple Stream
In view up South Temple
Photo: Simon
South Branch South Temple Stream
In Temple Stream South Branch
Photo: Philip
South Branch South Temple Stream
Arriving at South Temple hut
Photo: Simon
South Branch South Temple Stream
Arriving at South Temple Hut
Photo: Philip
South Branch South Temple Stream
Arriving at South Temple Hut
Photo: Brian


Mon Jan 4 day 2 - Southern tributary South Branch South Temple Stream to Maitland Tarns

Southern South Branch Temple Stream
South Temple Hut in morning sun

Photo: Simon

Southern South Branch Temple Stream
South Temple hut occupants
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Side Waterfall
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Stream And Side Waterfall
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Moving Up The Stream
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Gorgey Stream
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Waterfalls Blocking Route
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Above the South Temple bushline
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Leaving Bush Line
Photo: Brian
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
View back into Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
View Down Valley
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Lower Tarn
Photo: Philip


Tue Jan 5 day 3 Maitland Tarns to Maitland Stream and Hut

Maitland Stream
Speargrass

Photo: Brian

Maitland Stream
Bruce and Philip leaving lower Maitland tarn
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
Last view of tarns and South Branch Temple Stream
Photo: Brian
Maitland Stream
Looking Back Up Scree Slope
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
Bruce powering down the scree slope
Photo: Brian
Maitland Stream
Looking back at cirque, Philip and Brian
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
First Rest Stop, Scree Slope Behind
Photo: Philip
Maitland Stream
Sidling Out Of Sid Valley
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
View from lunch spot to lower Maitland
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
Lower Maitland Stream
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
Sidling into Maitland Stream
Photo: Philip
Maitland Stream
View From Top Of Spur
Photo: Philip


Wed Jan 6 day 4 - Maitland Hut to Snowy Gorge Stream and Hideaway Biv

Snowy Gorge Creek
Maitland Hut

Photo: Simon

Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip, Simon, and Brian at Maitland Hut
Photo: Bruce
Snowy Gorge Creek
View of upper Maitland Stream
Photo: Simon
Snowy Gorge Creek
View from the bush edge up the Maitland
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Leaving the bushline in Maitland Stream
Photo: Bruce
Snowy Gorge Creek
Looking back down the Maitland to the bush edge
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Onwards and upwards in the Maitland
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Starting down Snowy Gorge
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip, Brian, Simon, view down Snowy Gorge stream to hut
Photo: Bruce
Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip and Brian leaving Snowy Gorge Hut
Photo: Simon
Snowy Gorge Creek
View to Ahuriri
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Closing on Hideaway Biv
Photo: Philip


Thu Jan 7 day 5 - Hideaway Biv to Ahuriri and Top Dingle Hut

Ahuriri
Bruce cooking breakfast

Photo: Philip

Ahuriri
Hideaway Biv tucked into the hillside
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Heading for unnamed Lake
Photo: Simon
Ahuriri
Bruce and Simon resting in the Ahuriri, view downstream
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Rest stop on the Ahuriri
Photo: Simon
Ahuriri
Heading up the Ahuriri
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Simon arriving at Ahuriri Base Hut
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
View back from the Dingleburn route
Photo: Brian
Ahuriri
Simon and Philitp at top of Dingleburn route, Watson Stream and Ahuriri below
Photo: Brian
Ahuriri
Resting on top with upper Dingle Burn view
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Dingle Burn panorama, Bruce, Simon, and Philip
Photo: Brian
Ahuriri
Track Through The Beech Forest
Photo: Philip


Fri Jan 8 day 6 - Top Dingle Hut to Bush Hut

Dingle Burn
Philip viewing a Top Dingle Hut morning

Photo: Brian

Dingle Burn
Top Dingle Hut morning
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Morning view up the Dingle Burn
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Heading down the slope from Top Dingle Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Bruce Simon and Philip half an hour from the hut
Photo: Brian
Dingle Burn
Crossing The Broad Grassy Fans
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Dingle Burn travel
Photo: Simon
Dingle Burn
Nearing Ben Avon Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Historic Ben Avon Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Bruce and Philip inside Ben Avon Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Brian crossing the Dingle Burn
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Simon swimming
Photo: Philip


Sat Jan 9 day 7 - Side trip to Mae West Biv

Mae West day trip
Slip opposite Bush Hut

Photo: Bruce

Mae West day trip
Trampers Silouetted By The Slip Across The River
Photo: Simon
Mae West day trip
Bruce striding down the Dingle Burn
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
View down Dingle Burn to Lake Hawea
Photo: Bruce
Mae West day trip
Slips And Slumping Across The Valley
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
View back up to Ahuriri pass
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Philip viewing Lake Hawea
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Bruce and Brian on spur, lake behind
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Brian and Mae West Hut
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Philip at Mae West Hut
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Brian looking at tomorrows route
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Ridge Panorama
Photo: Brian


Sat Jan 10 day 8 - Bush Hut to Dingle Burn Station Road end

Lake Hāwea
Heading Downstream

Photo: Philip

Lake Hāwea
Dingle Burn near The Peninsula
Photo: Brian
Lake Hāwea
In Short Gorge
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
In Short Gorge
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Though Farmland
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Dingle Burn through farmland
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
At the bottom of the Dingle Burn, last view upstream
Photo: Bruce
Lake Hāwea
Brian and Bruce on the Dingle Burn delta
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
View of Peninsula track
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Lake Hawea from Peninsula track
Photo: Brian
Lake Hāwea
On the Peninsula track
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Philip at road end
Photo: Brian

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