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Browning Hut – Saturday 26 January 2019

Six of us chose the correct weekend day for this tramp considering the heatwave Nelson was experiencing at the time. Most likely we had a mid-20’s day. We all knew that the following couple of days were forecast to be over 30 degrees and that’s indeed what happened.

The highlight for all of us was not the tramp itself rather the swim afterwards at the Busch Reserve further back along the Aniseed Valley Road. There we met up with two more WTC members, the David’s’ Mountfort and Wheeler, both of whom had needed to pass on coming on the tramp itself for work reasons.

We met trampers coming from Browning Hut south on their way to Mt Starveall as that part of the track is also part of the Te Araroa Trail. Between the road end and Hacket we met a few families out with their young children - very intrepid considering the heat.

We were away from the cars for seven hours which included a leisurely hour long lunch stop in the dry shade that we managed to find near Browning Hut.

Club members Merrick, Odette and Alison (leader & scribe), potential members who we hope to see out on many more trips Trace and Belinda along with photographer and American visitor Kyra came for a pleasant day out with great company.