Well our large group of Social Climbers day in the Kahurangi National Park Mount Arthur area experienced a mixed bag of activities and weather! Maybe John’s suggestion to move to the Friday would have afforded better views than Thursday! Thank you John for great organisation for the day.
There were several approaches to the Mountain.
The first 3 “summiteers” met up with a large group lunching at the hut and we all walked down together with some good flora expertise/advice from Rebecca (who knew we had two native cedars, [Kawaka or lowland cedar (Libocedrus plumosa) and Kaikawaka, pāhautea or mountain cedar (Libocedrus bidwillii) ] The Dracophyllum traversii (Mountain neinei) was also abundant. Bill Page a long-time friend and trapper for the “Friends of the Flora” provided knowledgeable commentary on the resident birdlife and flora as well.
We are blessed in this club to have members with a mine of amazing experience and knowledge about our wonderful wilderness and our special flora and fauna.
The Mount Arthur region was a perfect finale for the year and we all had a great day and a good walk. Some of us are pleased we didn’t wait another 10 years before attempting the summit! Looking forward to planning another full calendar of interesting and challenging Social Climber's walks in the new year!
28.02 | 20:31