2982.7 / 3074.5 km 97.0% Turnbull’s Hut

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Gnarled Trees
Thursday, April 4, 2024 8:33 pm
Location: Turnbull’s Hut (2982.7 km)

A second day in the Longwood Forest took me through very muddy trail to the final hut on Te Araroa.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:52 pm
Location: Bald Hill Road Quarry (2967.0 km)

A road walk took me into the infamously muddy Longwood Forest, from where I got my first view towards Bluff and the southern coast of the South Island.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 9:14 pm
Location: Merriview Hut (2950.5 km)

A series of road, forest, and forest road walks brought me over some mountains and to a private hut near the entrance to the Longwood Forest.

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Sheep on a Hilltop
Monday, April 1, 2024 10:49 pm
Location: Struan Flat Road / Nightcaps / Nightcaps Hotel (2923.3 km)

Today, I crossed Mount Linton Station, one of the largest farms in New Zealand.

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Aparima River
Sunday, March 31, 2024 8:05 pm
Location: Telford Campsite (2895.5 km)

A longer day than planned brought me to the Telford Campsite, just north of Mount Linton Station.

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