Dad picked us up and after a meal we were back at Poad's road looking at an afternoon of hill walking. Best thing for a hang over, I reckon.
Day 66. The plan was for us to walk through to Waitewaewae hut, about 25kms... We had a good start, but the amazing views, gnarly terrain had it in for us and we only got as far as Nichols hut before I suggested a night tramp by head torch down the very steep terrain would not be a good idea (It was my original plan, though!).
The Tararuas were stunning and I loved every moment today. Chris less so, but he suffers from vertigo.
Late in the day, after some hard scrambling and occasional scary moments, we made it to Nichol's hut.
From the hut book it was clear that if the weather is bad, you are in trouble! More than one TA hiker has been trapped here waiting out a storm.
Day 67. The day started with a walk up Mt Crawford- amazing! Cloud tramping was good fun.
walk down a stream bed that was amusing at first and then got a bit werrisome! Anyway, there was some cool stuff on the way, including the remains of a bush railway.