Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Full Value

Doug, Luke, Rob and myself have just returned from a trip that, despite being a fairly short mission, provided a full spectrum backcountry experience. We had a bit of everything -  wind, rain, sunshine, fresh snow, low water, high water, easy walking, hard walking, straight forward paddling and technical whitewater. This is the trip done by Roman Dial et al and Forrest McCarthy (and probably a heap of Kiwis) in recent years - starting in the Hopkins valley, up the Huxley and north branch of the Huxley, crossing the main divide at Brodrick pass into the Landsborough valley and paddling out to the Haast road. Highly recommended. Oh yeah, consider taking a spare paddle. I'll try to get an edit and some more words together soon.


1 comment:

  1. Hey great trip and photos Trev. You'll have to invite me next time! I have read Roman's and Forests accounts but keen to hear more trip details from you - like when you did it, how long you took for the walk and the float, what you did for the shuttle, what level the river was, were the rapids all boat scouted, huts all ok..etc...