NOTE: No Glen Eden meeting. Perhaps ring the leader to see who else is going to be able to car pool.
Meet at 9.30am at the Mangatawhiri Dam car park at the end of Moumoukai Road. (The road on some maps changes it name to ARA Drive part way along).
The tramp will take in the Upper Mangatawhiri Dam, Ernie’s Track, Rata Ridge Track Loop and back to upper Managatwhiri Dam via Liburne Road (not a public road).
The Rata Ridge track could be avoided by tired trampers meaning a 5 hour tramp. Today we will encounter bush, a river crossing, mud, minimal board walking, a pretty cool bamboo grove, a disused mine, a couple of uphill slogs, easy bits too and great views!