November 2021

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In the November 2021, 30th Anniversary Special Issue…


12 Walk1200km in 2022
Meet some of the people doing Walk1200km, plus discover more of the benefits walking every day will bring you

20 Young hut bagger begins the longest journey
How a seven-year-old bagged her first 50 huts and started walking Te Araroa Trail

38 A forgotten land
A trip to the West Coast’s Carmichael Plateau is a journey through time and untamed wilderness

48 Paddling between giants
The Clarence River is a remarkable five-day rafting trip

52 Best of the west
The best of the reopened Waitākere Range tracks

58 The searchers
Four SAR professionals with a combined 160 years of experience share the highs and lows of the job


26 See more… mistakes
Not all mistakes are bad. Take these three, for example

28 Character amidst the mountains
Hooker Hut, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

30 An appealing circuit
Waipakihi Hut, Kaimanawa Forest Park

32 Dore Pass, Fiordland National Park
An authentic Kiwi experience off the beaten track, offering unparalleled views of Fiordland

34 Kaweka J, Kaweka Forest Park
A trip to the highest point in Hawke’s Bay provides spectacular views

35 Beebys Hut, Mount Richmond Forest Park
A little-known high point of Mt Richmond Forest Park

36 Mangamuka Hut via Ngamuwahine Track, Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park
Located a nudge off the North-South track, this hut makes for a worthwhile weekend in the bush

37 Ces Clark Hut via Mt Watson, Paparoa National Park
A loop track passing through West Coast bush and satisfying tops travel

44 Getting technical in Taupō
The Waihaha Hut Track provides a refreshing technical mountain bike ride or overnight tramp


74 Cuisine: Miso ginger soba soup
75 An illustrated guide to wild camping
76 Hungry trampers make bad decisions


68 A vest is best
Want to lighten up? Pack wisely and use a running vest.

69 Broken in
Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you

70 Gear review
Two of the year’s best hiking shoes put through their paces

72 Three-season tents
What to look for in your summer tramping tent, plus 11 of the best models

76 Day packs
A buyer’s guide to 2021’s best day packs


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

22 Conservation
A community project is ensuring a bright future for the grey-faced petrels of Mt Karioi

24 Wild people
An Auckland musician has enlisted the help of New Zealand’s endemic birds for her latest album

90 Track Chat
Director Nick Rosen talks about his latest film, The Alpinist

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