9.30am Glen Eden or 9.45am Arataki
Note later start!
Time 4hrs approx
We will walk the Nature Trail and Parker Track then go down Beveridge Track to Exhibition Drive and return to Arataki the same way. If it is good weather we can spend time at Arataki looking around and hopefully the ice cream stand will be open.
Note: There is no local Sunday Tramp this weekend.
We will head down to the Kauaeranga Valley early on Saturday morning and start our climb to the Pinnacles hut. Drop our packs there and head for the tops at 759m. Hopefully a clear day as the views are amazing. Back at the hut enjoy hut life and a snore fee night (yeah right). Sunday back to the cars via the Billy Goat track. Perhaps a hot pool dip on the way home at Marinda. Its been a while since we have done an hut overnighter, so should be fund.
Time: approx. 5hrs
Meet at Glen Eden 8.30am or phone John if you wish to meet at Anawhata Road. Park at the end of Anawhata Road, then walk down to Anawhata beach to Cannibal Creek and then inland and return.
Time: 4 hrs approx
Meet Glen Eden to leave 8.30am. It will take 1 1/4 hours to get to Te Rau Puriri (2911 South Head Road, Kaipara) from Glen Eden. This is a 247 hectare farm park that runs from a beach on the Kaipara, across South Head.
A very interesting talk will be given on the subject of WASPS by Julia Schmack.
They are the bane of summer picnics and a danger for park rangers, volunteers and of course trampers. Wasps are a major environmental and recreational pest and pose a serious threat to wild life. They are predators to invertebrates and interfere with the feeding habits of native birds as well as being a hazard for humans.
There is a weekend trip organized in the Kaimais. Going up Te Tuhi Track, Kaimas to Mangamuka Hut, staying overnight and back via Waiwere Falls. Option of doing just day walks. Staying at Opal Springs on Sunday night and having a hot swim.
Contact Lynne if interested.
As it is a long weekend there is no club tramp organized due to lack of leaders but I will be doing something sometime over the weekend, not sure when or where, could be Comans at Karekare or Hakarimata in Huntly. Please call Trish to discuss if you want to get into the bush.