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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
At South Temple Hut
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
At South Temple Hut looking upstream
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Crossing Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Side Waterfall
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Simon in downstream gorge
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Climbing Out Of Valley
Photo: Brian
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Paragliders
Photo: Philip
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
View Down Valley
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Lower Maitland tarn
Photo: Simon
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Simon arriving at tarn
Photo: Brian
Southern South Branch Temple Stream
Upper tarn and Mt Maitland
Photo: Philip


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

Maitland Stream
Speargrass

Photo: Brian

Maitland Stream
Last view of tarns and South Branch Temple Stream
Photo: Brian
Maitland Stream
Rocky view into the Maitland
Photo: Brian
Maitland Stream
Bruce starting down scren slope
Photo: Simon
Maitland Stream
Heading down the scree slope into the Maitland
Photo: Philip
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
View off side into Maitland
Photo: Philip
Maitland Stream
Maitland Hut ed
Photo: Simon


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

Snowy Gorge Creek
Maitland Hut

Photo: Simon

Snowy Gorge Creek
Simon outside Maitland hut
Photo: Brian
Snowy Gorge Creek
Heading through Beech forest up from Maitland Hut
Photo: Philip
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
Upper Maitland Stream to saddle
Photo: Simon
Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip looking back at the Maitland bush edge
Photo: Brian
Snowy Gorge Creek
Resting just over the saddle into Snowy Gorge Creek
Photo: Brian
Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip and Brian leaving Snowy Gorge Hut
Photo: Simon
Snowy Gorge Creek
Closing on Hideaway Biv
Photo: Philip
Snowy Gorge Creek
Philip outside Hideaway Biv
Photo: Brian


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

Ahuriri
Bruce cooking breakfast

Photo: Philip

Ahuriri
Heading for unnamed Lake
Photo: Simon
Ahuriri
Rest stop on the Ahuriri
Photo: Simon
Ahuriri
Brian Philip and Simon view down the Ahuriri
Photo: Bruce
Ahuriri
Crossing the Ahuriri
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Rest stop over the Ahuriri
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Starting down into the Dingle Burn
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Simon and Brian view down upper Dingle Burn
Photo: Bruce
Ahuriri
Dingle Burn panorama
Photo: Brian
Ahuriri
Heading Into The Bush
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Track Through The Beech Forest
Photo: Philip
Ahuriri
Simon entering Top Dingle Hut
Photo: Brian


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

Dingle Burn
Philip viewing a Top Dingle Hut morning

Photo: Brian

Dingle Burn
Ready to leave Top Dingle Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Bruce Simon and Philip half an hour from the hut
Photo: Brian
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
At Ben Avon Hut
Photo: Brian
Dingle Burn
Looking Back Up Valley
Photo: Simon
Dingle Burn
Almost at Cotters Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Simon, Bruce and Brian at the tiny Cotters Hut
Photo: Philip
Dingle Burn
Left The Sidle Track Behind
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
Heading Downstream
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Simon and Bruce off down the Dingle Burn
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Bruce striding down the Dingle Burn
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Rest stop on Dingle Burn before starting climb
Photo: Simon
Mae West day trip
View from spur down Dingle Burn to Lake Hawea
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Slips And Slumping Across The Valley
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Simon climbing spur, upstream Dingle Burn beyond
Photo: Philip
Mae West day trip
Simon climbing out of the Dingle Burn
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Bruce and Philip looking at Lake Hawea
Photo: Brian
Mae West day trip
Brian and Mae West Hut
Photo: Philip


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

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
On the Peninsula track
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Waiting At The Road End
Photo: Philip
Lake Hāwea
Philip at road end
Photo: Brian
Lake Hāwea
End Of Trip Photo
Photo: Philip

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