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Scott’s Saddle – A Journey Together – 19 Sep 2020

Dad had a plan, he wanted to test himself 7wks post-surgery, and share a mountain experience. I was keen especially since Kate was climbing to Pinnacles hut on Mt Somers overnighting. On Thursday morning we awoke to snow low down … Continue reading

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Timaru Bicycle ride – 13 June 2021

Tour de Timaru This was to be on the north side of the Ashburton River but due to flooding had to be changed. We met at Aorangi Stadium on Sunday at 9.30, biked down Douglas Street to Ashbury Park through … Continue reading

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Trotters Gorge – 15 August 2021

We started on Sunday morning leaving town at 8am heading south. Nine of us all go for a good days tramping. We arrived at the Gorge ready to do the Loop track – 2 hours all up. The forest was … Continue reading

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Opihi Gorge – 16 October 2021

On Saturday morning we all meet at Aorangi Stadium at 8am and then headed to the start of the Opihi track. The weather was good and once on with our gear we started the tramp by walking along the river … Continue reading

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Skyline Walk Oamaru – 20 February 2022

On Sunday nine of us, John, Graham and Joan, Veronica, Vikki, Robert, Kaye and Lindsay and Wayne walked the Skyline Walk in Oamaru. The weather was perfect. There were blue skies and it was warm and sunny. After a quick … Continue reading

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Oteake Conservation Park – 18-20 March 2022

The party of 5 – Catherine, Barry, Dorothy Don and Catherine Y left Timaru at about 8am on Friday and were parked and ready to walk from the Broken Hut Road carpark, just outside Omarama, at 10.45. The flat, easy … Continue reading

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Forest Creek – 28-29th November 2021

Only 2 keen participants for this trip myself and Barry. We left Timary early as we knew we had a good days walk ahead of us. Parked up behind a big pile of shingle at Forest creek and then scrambled … Continue reading

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Dunstan Downs – 19-20 June 2021

Three car loads (13 of us) left Timaru Saturday morning, after the coffee/pie/scone stop at Wrinkly Rams in Omarama we checked into the backpacker accommodation at Dunstan Downs and put dinner in the crockpot. The owner kindly offered to let … Continue reading

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Coal Hill – 9 January 2021

It was straight up! Yes, after crossing three undulating paddocks for the first 500 metres, the ascent to the 1617 metre summit is steeply up, following alongside a deer fence that marks the boundary between the Mt Peel/Waikari Hills Conservation … Continue reading

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Bauchops Hill Station – 28 May 2022

After meeting the station owners we set off, first crossing Avalanche Stream and then making a short steep climb to reach the 4WD track that goes to the top of the RollesbyRange. Beginning at Burkes Pass this range runs south … Continue reading

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