Wonderful sights2019 03 24 beebys knob descent

Beebys Knob - Sunday 24 March 2019

It’s always a tight squeeze to do the left hand turn up into Beebys carpark just before the Tophouse Road, but once there, the track beckoned us through the trees. It was a warm sunny day, but once out of the bush and up on the tops there was a sneaky cold breeze. From the carpark the track sidles across and around a bushy knob and then after crossing a flattish saddle climbs steeply up to the next ridgeline. A morning tea stop was a good way to break the steep bit. It’s always a surprise to pop out of the bush and suddenly be met by the wonderful sights of the Wairau Valley and the Raglan Range behind it. We reached the hut by following along the four wheel drive track and had a leisurely lunch on the grass outside. On our return trip we wandered up over Beebys Knob, where we met a couple with big packs. They were training for the Milford Track.

It was unfortunate that we disturbed a wasp nest on the way down through the bush. Three people were stung, some multiple times. We arrived back at the cars after about 7½ hours of leaving them and having covered a distance of some 15 kilometres.

Those on the trip were: Maria, Di, Julie, Jeannie, Odette, Robyn with visitors Greg and Phil.