April 2018

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Table of contents, April 2018

42 Off the beaten track
Two takes on the Pelorus Track in Nelson’s Mt Richmond Forest Park

48 2018 Wilderness Photo Competition
See this year’s winning images

66 The contender
Taranaki’s Pouakai Crossing has been touted as the next Tongariro Alpine Crossing

72 The trauma of rescue
For some volunteers, post-traumatic stress disorder means the search never ends

Waypoints and trips

18 A west side story
Stafford Hut, West Coast-Jackson Bay-Gorge River

20 Forgotten Great Walk
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Te Urewera

22 See more
Three places to see the large and hairy water spider

24 Alternative Auckland
These eight walks prove there’s a lot of walking to be had in New Zealand’s biggest city

28 Tantalising Titiroa
Mt Titiroa, Fiordland National Park

32 An A-plus walk
A Frame Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park

34 High country gold
Buster Hut, Oteake Conservation Park

36 Two for the price of one
Mt Aubrey and Reotahi Coastal walkways, Northland

37 A walk to make your head ring
Bell Rock, Hawke’s Bay

38 Classic track
The Tararua Southern Crossing (with 3D maps)


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

10 Walkshorts
News from the wild

13 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

16 Wild people
Hannah Currie is just 11 years old, but she’s already tramped all nine Great Walks

82 Track chat
Entomologist Phil Lester explains why wasps have thrived in their adopted home of Aotearoa


54 Clothing for all conditions

55 Bird spotting: Black-fronted tern

56 Wild cuisine: Savoury seed butter

57 Strength for off-track travel


58 Buyer’s guide

58 Base layers
60 Softshell jackets
61 Fleeces

62 What’s in my pack
IFMGA guide Chhiring Sherpa shows what he typically packs on a trip

63 Gear news
The latest gear news, innovations and trends

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