April 2015

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Table of contents, April 2015

30 How the cullers once lived
Explore the backcountry accommodation that’s (probably) the last of its kind

34 Te Araroa Trail Angels
The selfless souls who welcome tramping strangers into their homes

40 Twelve things every tramper must do
Swim in a tarn, party in a hut, visit a wilderness area, and plenty more…


14 On the way home
Gertrude Valley, Fiordland National Park

18 See more
Autumn fungi


4 Editorial

5 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

6 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

8 Walkshorts
News and events

12 Five reasons to get outside this month

12 Wilderness Word

13 Gear News
The latest in gear tech and innovation

13 First look review
An exclusive test of Macpac’s Pursuit 40 NZAT pack

17 Wild people
A horrendous accident didn’t stop Heather Rhodes returning to the hills

20 Wild people
When seven-year-old Georgie Chinn took on the highest in The Remarkables and won

22 Off the Beaten Track
Camping on the tops in Nelson Lakes

28 Wild comment
Hundred Acre Plateau or Devils Dining Table – which is the better name?

29 Wild comment
Are conservation boards being muzzled?

70 Out there
Nothing is more beautiful than when life and nature intertwine

72 Hotshot
Return to French Ridge Hut

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

52 Earnslaw Burn, Mt Aspiring National Park
54 Greta Track, Ruataniwha Conservation Area
55 Iron Gate Hut, Ruahine Forest Park
56 Lynch Stream Track, Coromandel Forest Park
58 Xenicus Peak, Kahurangi National Park

59 Wild Range
Potts Range, Hakatere Conservation Park

62 Wild review
Two person tents

65 Skills
The best trees to use for fires
How to be seen during ‘the roar’
Layer-up this winter

66 Buyer’s guide
A guide to the best softshells, base layers and mid layers