A Rotoiti ramble
Coldwater Hut – Saturday 23 October 2021
This trip was originally scheduled for the Sunday, but Saturday looked to be far better weather-wise, so the day was switched.
Mt Robert Road lower carpark was the starting point for our tramp to Coldwater Hut and a very select group of five trampers set off at around 9.30am for the hut. The lake was like a mirror all morning and we had lovely clear views to the mountain tops. There were a few streams to cross which did involve slightly damp feet as there was a lot more water coming off the hills than when we normally do this trip in the summer. We headed up the hill to visit Whiskey Falls which were flowing as well as I’d ever seen them.
The hut was reached at lunchtime and due to the sandflies, the group elected to have lunch in the hut rather than be lunch outside!
Then, back the way we came with plenty of discussions on the topics of the day and solving the world’s problems. More politicians need to go tramping… With it being a lovely day on the long weekend, there were plenty of other people on the track and the lake (kayaks and boats) which was good to see.
We arrived back at the cars at 4pm after a very enjoyable day.
The trampers were: Marian (leader and scribe), Kerry, Ian, Julian and Anne.