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25th – 26th January Crooked Spur/Stone Hut Mesopotamia

Grade- Moderate


We will drive to Mesopotamia on Friday evening and camp.  From Bush stream car park it is approximately a 4 hour walk to Crooked Spur Hut, then 3 hours to Stone Hut. We will return the same way.

Trip Leader:   Christine Mold


Sunday 12th January   Trotters George Scenic Reserve

Grade Easy.

Trotters George is aprox. 3km south of Moeraki. Pleasant riverside track walking.

Trip Leader   Barry Robinson   Ph 03 688 5320


Monday 20th January 2014 Walk Saltwater Creek.

In place of a club meeting in January we will enjoy an evening walk.

Meet at Conoor Road 7pm



January 2014 Trips

George Sound

Mid January

A rugged trip into Fiordland

For more details contact Patrick McNamara  6846495

February Trips

6th – 9th February Waitangi Weekend   Unknown Hutt and Moa Streams Wilberforce Area

Grade -  Moderate  /  Hard

 It is intended that we leave Timaru early on the 6th February and drive to Glenthorn Station, park cars and load my truck for the journey to Fang Hill Hut or beyond if possible. We will leave the truck on the Glenthorn side and walk over the Wilberforce River and head for the Unknown Stream and Hut. We will spend two nights at the hut plus tents, Friday we explore up the Griffiths stream and perhaps also view the historic Urquhart’s hut which dates back to 1930 and is further up the Wilberforce.  Saturday we will climb 200 m from the Unknown stream to the Moa saddle via a poled route, then down the Moa basin to the Moa Stream Hut where we stay the night. Sundays walk will be down the Moa with a visit to the Algidus Station Moa hut then back to the vehicle and home.

 Trip Leader:   David Mason Ph 03 6863550


Monday 10th February 2014   Claremont Bush.  

Evening walk at Claremont bush which is at the base of Mt Horrible.

We will meet at the car park at Sports Stadium, Morgans Road 6.00pm. This is in place of the club meeting at the hall in February.

Contact:  Christine 021 1276964 or Robert: 6846845

Craigmore Station  Sunday 16th February


A short walk on Craigmore Station up to a bothy on the top of the hill. Extensive views and some interesting geological features of note

Leader  Robert  6846845

22nd – 23rd February Bivy Rock Canyon Creek  

Grade Moderate/Hard


The tramping track takes you over the spectacular canyon and through beech forest to the upper valley’s waterfalls and grassy flats. After a reasonable climb to the top of the hanging valley and continuing on to Bivy rock below Mt Bath where we will camp.

Leader: To be advised  Interested members contact Christine 021 1276964

March Trips


Nelson Lakes                                        8th – 16th March  

An eight day circuit of the Nelson Lakes, heading up the Travers Valley, over Travers Saddle, into the Sabine, a side trip to Blue Lake,down to Lake Rotorua,up to Angelus and thence back to St Arnard. Good tracks and huts all the way. A possibility of putting in a food drop part the way round.

Leader: Robert Birks

Mueller Hut.                                29th – 30th March

Grade Medium plus

We will now depart from Timaru early on Saturday morning.

Sat, take track up to and beyond Sealy Tarns to Mueller Hut, staying the night, Mueller Hut route is about 5.2

km long, which includes a steep 1000 m climb. It usually

takes 3–4 hours one way depending on fitness, weather

and conditions        

5-6 hours walk. Mueller Hut fee is $36.00.

Leader: Bruce Fraser Phone 03 6885375


Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 17th March at 7.30pm.

Apologies to sctrampinginfo@gmail.com

or phone Robert 03 6846845 or Christine 021 1276964


Mt Barossa - S Ashburton Gorge           2nd March 


Grade easy to moderate

Day trip to Mt Barossa which is situated in the south Ashburton Gorge.

Views overlooking South Ashburton Gorge to Lake Heron and Woolshed creek and Mt Sommers.

Trip Leader:  Robert Birks Ph. 684 6845


April Trips

Fox Peak                                     5-6 April 2014


We have been invited to join the Methven Tramping Club for their trip to Fox Peak. We will climb Fox Peak on Sat,Moderate to Hard. Then stay in the Fox Peak Lodge on Sat night. On Sunday will be an easy day out to the North Opuha, visiting the Spurs Hut.

Louise Wynn.             Phone. 03 6858272


Woolshed Creek                         13th April 2014


Day trip to Woolshed creek then return by the bus stop route. A great day walk with lots of interesting features along the way, and of course the Woolshed Creek Hut

Grade easy

Leader:  Barry Robinson         Ph. 03 6885320


 Lewis Tops (or alternative Lake Tennyson area)

18th – 21st April  (Easter)

We will travel on Thursday evening and camp close for the night. We will walk up on to Lewis tops and tramp to Lake Christabel then exit out via Rough Creek. If time permits we will walk into Lake Daniels.

Leader:  Judy                           Ph. 03 6860995


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