Freehold Creek -
Starting at Freehold Creek we start in beech forest climbing and are soon out in the open gaining good views . We travel pass a tarn and climb up a ridge then sidle along to Lake Dumb-
We will either camp here or camp back down beside the tarns. (Depending on the weather and the group). Lake Dumb-
Contact: Catherine Thomas Phone: 6866857
Evening walk Caroline Bay to Washdyke Lagoon
Monday 15th January 2018
This is in place of the monthly club meeting at the hall.
Meet at the Caroline Bay car park 6.30pm.
Any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt Nimrod and onto new conservation Area Sat 3 March
Grade: Mod -
Starting in the Nimrod Scenic Bush Reserve we walk up to the junction and then veer off following the marked poles on to the easement along a 4wd track gaining good views of South Canterbury and surrounding hills then we will climb up Mt Nimrod. This will be a full days walking of around 8 hours.
Contact: Catherine Thomas Phone: 027 7163518
Mt Guy Saturday 10th February
This is a popular poled track which climbs to the summit of Mt Guy 1319m. Great views across Lake Clearwater and mountains beyond.
Contact: Judy Phone: 6860995
Mt Edwards Saturday 24th February
Details to follow Mt Edward is 1916m with height gained at 1236 m to summit. We will start at Sawdon Station Dead Man’s Creek. We will follow the rigde at the Right to the summit then return down the left Ridge. We will need to carry plenty of water as there wont be any! Approximately 6-
Contact: Wayne C Phone: 027 4729387
Oxford Forest Park Saturday 10th March
Ryde Falls track. This will be an aprox. a 5 hour walk.
For more details contact Barry.
Contact: Barry Phone: 688 5320
Big Peel Saturday 17th March
Starting early from Blandswood we will walk up Lt Mt Peel and continue along the ridge to middle Mt Peel then further along to Big Mt Peel. This will be a full days walk of approx. 9-
Contact: Catherine Phone: 027 7163518
South Opuha 27 -
Grade: Moderate to Hard Map BY 17 [new] I 37 [old]
A trip into the new South Opuha hut built by the Mackenzie Alpine Trust in 2012. It has 6 bunks, pots and pans, plates etc. A log fire. You only need sleeping bags and food. If our group exceeds 6, we will take tents as you cannot book the hut. There is no set fee for the hut, they take donations. We will drive up a 4wd track for 8km and tramp from there via Sugar Loaf. Hoping to summit if it’s fine. So we are taking the long way to the hut, and will take at least 8hrs depending on the party. There is no formed track....!!
Sundays walk out is a half day.
We will meet at Louise Wynn’s on Stoneleigh Rd, Fairlie. There is a charge of $20 per vehicle that the Tiffen’s donate to St Johns Ambulance.
Leader: Louise Wynn Phone: 03 6858272
Harmon Pass -
Planning for this Easter weekend is underway. This will be a 4 day trip. Day 1 Klondyke corner to Carrington Hut, day 2 over Harmon Pass to Julia Hut, day 3 to Dillon Hut, day 4 out to road. Please express if interested as soon as possible.
Contact: Christine Ph: 021 1276964
Dry Acheron (Coleridge area) 15th April
Details to follow.
Leader: Barry Ph: 688 5320
Geraldine to Andrews Stream Bike 29th April
This ride will start at Geraldine and follow roads to Andrew Stream. All up around 60kms for trip. Reasonable bike fitness required.
Woolshed Creek 5th May
This is a great day trip. Starting at the Woolshed Creek car park walk in to the woolshed creek hut then return by the bus stop. Some interesting features and a varied circuit walk.
Leader: Barry Ph: 6885320
Otamatakou Scenic Reserve Sat 19 May
Topo Mao CA15
This walk starts off SH 83 opposite Lake Benmore. The walk follows Glen Creek through some farmland for 5.5km till we reach the reserve which contains remnants of native shrubs. Once we reach the reserve we will assess if we wish to go further. We will return the same way.
Contact: Catherine Phone 6866857
I have secured a 3 bedroom, 6 bed warm house in Twizel for the weekend. Other beds are available nearby for the overflow at a fellow club member’s batch. For anyone who misses out on the bed, the lounge floor will be warm and comfortable. It is now winter and weather is unpredictable. Nothing is set in concrete. We will take the days as it comes.
We leave Timaru around 6pm on the Friday. You will be picked up from your house. The plan is for a day trip on the Saturday. Returning to a warm Winters Hearty meal and social evening.
Sunday, a morning walk, Back to the house for lunch, spring clean and away. Planning to have you home by 5pm.
Contact: John Phone 6888536 Evenings
or Txt 027 673 4644
Mount Barossa Saturday 23rd June
A climb to the summit of Mount Barrossa in the Clent Hills range. 2.5 hours each way
Contact: Barry Phone 688 5320
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