Kaweka Forrest Park, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, December, 2023.
|Macpac Torlesse 50L||2023||$0.00NZD||2300|
|Macpac Sleeping Mat — 2.5cm||2021||$50.00AUD||850|
|Macpac Nautilus Two Person Camping Tent||2020||$300.00AUD||2600|
|Kathmandu Comet Water Repellent Down Sleeping Bag||2023||$0.00NZD||610|
|Kathmandu Four Piece Cook Set||2023||$90.00NZD||1080|
|Salomon OUTline GTX Shoes||2022||$200.00NZD||350|
|Gascraft Camping Backpacker Stove||2023||$37.00NZD||300|
|Hydro Flask 532ML||2023||$59.99NZD||300|
|Hydration Bladder 2L||2023||$49.99NZD||200|
Kiwi Saddle Hut
|2023/02/04 9:00||2023/02/04 13:00||Lakes Car Park||Kiwi Saddle Hut||7km||738m||18-25’C|
|2023/02/05 8:00||2023/02/05 11:00||Kiwi Saddle Hut||Lakes Car Park||""||""||""|
The elevation gain was pretty tough. The weather was sunny and hot with evening thunderstorms but no rain. The inbound plan was to go on to Cameron Hut but we aborted due to low water. Five others at Kiwi Saddle Hut. Slept in the tent.
Te Puia Hut
|2023/10/21 12:00||2023/10/21 17:00||Car Park||Te Puia Hut||7km||400m||18-25’C|
|2023/10/21 9:00||2023/10/21 12:00||Te Puia Hut||Car Park||""||""||""|
First overnight hike with Kate, Lucas, and Theo. Took the tent as bunks might not be available over a public holiday. More elevation than expected following the river. The kids did really well. Slept in the tent with Theo as many were staying in Te Puia Hut (including the Wellington Hiking Club). The river was beautiful. Lots of trout. Left early to beat the rain.