By Kieran, 19 January 2009Its been quite a while since the club has got a Carkeek picnic away - me and Hazel gave it a go on Saturday and this is how it went (from digital camera record):
0500 Leave Poads Road
0537 Into Ohau River
0609 Fx with North Ohau
0700 South Ohau Hut
0800 Te Matawai Hut
~0930 Wandering around Arete in clag wondering where new Arete Biv is...
0955 Arete Biv
1040 Lancaster (fairly strong wind and clag coming across from Arete)
1217 Carkeek Hut! Picnic lunch...
1248 Leave Carkeek
1358 Park Fx (lost track couple of times on Carkeek ridge)
1421 Dorset Ck
1512 Pt 1000
1614 McGregor Biv
1701 Angle Knob - extreme winds required tussock and rock handholds at points (on flat ridge)...
1733 Jumbo Peak
1751 Jumbo Hut
1843 Atiwhakatu Hut
1946 Holdsworth Lodge
So at a little under 15 hours probably not the fastest picnic ever but we had some fairly fierce winds and lack of visibility to deal with at times so not a bad effort we thought. After successful Garden of Eden attempt and Dragons Teeth in Kahurangi a good start to the 2009 tramping year...