December 2015

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Table of contents, December 2015

16 Boots only
Why some prefer to hike au naturel

38 Christmas gift guide
Great ideas for all those who love tramping and camping

42 Dreams do come true
Time to get yourself on the Whanganui River

48 New Zealand’s best backcountry lakes
15 lakes and tarns perfect for pitching the tent next to

60 Night at the museum
Retracing the steps of a 1950s expedition of Fiordland discovery


22 Charming campsite
Dart Hut Campsite, Mt Aspiring National Park

24 Shades of green
Tauanui Valley, Aorangi Forest Park

26 See more
Hut books with a difference


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

10 Walkshorts
News and events

12 Wilderness Word

14 Wild People
Walking the Great Walks with Google on your back

18 Wild Skills
The bowline knot, measuring your fuel canister, leg strengthening exercise

19 Wild Cuisine
Zesty quinoa salad recipe

20 Photo school
A masterclass in photographing mountain landscapes

28 Wild comment
The educational benefits of adventure

30 Wild families
Do I buy pricey boots for my kids?

32 Off the Beaten Track
A tough route through Nelson Lakes from St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

94 Out there
The groups creating new wilderness

96 Hotshot
Dawn on the South Cameron Glacier

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

Wild Trips
68 Mt Haast, Victoria Forest Park
70 Castle Rock, Kaimanawa Forest Park
71 Fern Burn Hut, Motatapu Station, Otago
72 Mahia Peninsula Track, Hawke’s Bay

73 Wild Range
Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

76 Wild review
Six of the best three-season boots put through their paces

67 Buyer’s guide
Pocket knives and multi-tools
Hiking clothing – tramping pants, shorts and more

NZ Country Walking

84 Door to summit
Ten easy peaks from your front door

86 Walking weekends
Relaxing trips at Akaroa and Great Barrier Island