August 2016

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Table of Contents, August 2016

23 Father’s Day gift guide
Because outdoor gifts are better

32 When the trail hands you a lemon
10 common tramping mistakes we’ve all made

36 The long way down
A descent into Harwoods Hole cave in Golden Bay

40 Outdoors as therapy
A walk in the woods is just what the doctor ordered

44 A perfect week in Arthur’s Pass NP
The waterfalls, trails, huts and peaks you need to see on any visit to this most accessible Canterbury park

50 Will work for fresh air
What’s it like to exchange your cubicle for a kayak? Jobs and career pathways for outdoors workers


18 Beyond Edoras
A journey to Cloudy Peak Bivvy

20 5 winter campsites
Pitch your tent in a winter wonderland

22 See more…
Huts that DOC built


4 Editorial

5 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

10 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Paddling for a cause
Kiwi filmmaker Simon Lucas draws attention to conservation issues in Canada

14 Bird spotting
The kereru (wood pigeon) is one of NZ’s largest endemic birds

16 Photo school
Take advantage of a coastline’s golden hour

26 Off the beaten track
Walking the Wangapeka Track, which some suggest should become a road through Kahurangi NP

72 Hotshot
A frosty campsite in Arthur’s Pass NP

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

Wild trips
54 Paekakariki Escarpment Track, Wellington
56 Princhester Hut to Aparima Hut, Takitimu Mountains
57 Cooks Cove Walkway, Tolaga Bay, Gisborne
58 Browning Range Bivouac, West Coast

60 Wild range
Livingstone Mountains, Mavora Lakes Park and Fiordland National Park

64 Skills, food and exercise
Navigate in a white-out
Energy fix: Spicy nut clusters
Fitness: the three-in-one lunge
First look review: Silva’s Explore headlamp

66 Wild review
Insulated sleeping mats