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TA Day 60, Makahika Outdoor Pursuits to Dracophyllum Hut, 25 km

Looking down from the ridge walk in the Tararuas. The range is particularly dangerous because most of the hiking is exposed and weather changes fast.
Looking down from the ridge walk in the Tararuas. The range is particularly dangerous because most of the hiking is exposed and weather changes fast.
The long slog was well worth it to end up having this sunset all to myself.

When you go up in the Tararuas, you want a forecast with no wind. The fact that it’s pouring rain as I wake up shouldn’t concern me one little bit.

But I must admit, I’m sick of rain. Although it’s said I’ll have views once I get up there, it is absolutely pouring right now. I pop open the thermarest with a ‘pssssssssss’ and that means game’s on and I pack.