January 2018

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Table of contents, January 2018


24 Go with the flow

Eighteen trips where water is the drawcard

52 Searching for Snackvana
A range of tramping snacks that aren’t your usual fare

58 Tales from the trailblazers
These three veteran park rangers have seen New Zealand’s backcountry transformed

64 A fury unleashed
Predator Free 2050 is pitting militant hunters against conservationists

68 The last wilderness
Little Barrier Island gives a glimpse into what New Zealand was like before humans arrived

Waypoints and trips

18 Riverside on Ruapehu
Mangaturuturu Hut, Tongariro National Park

20 Gateway to the alps
Mt McIntosh Loop Track, Whakaari Scenic Reserve, Glenorchy

22 See more
Three peaks named after New Zealand scientists

38 Off the beaten track
A traverse of the Paparoa Range


2 Editorial

4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

11 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

14 Wilderness photo competition
With over $3800 worth of prizes to be won, don’t forget to take your camera this summer

16 Wild people
Actor Bruce Hopkins is walking the Te Araroa Trail with the ashes of his father and brother

54 Wild comment
The argument for paying Land Search and Rescue personnel for their time

88 Trail chat
The founder of Anatom footwear on the bizarre shape of Kiwi feet


45 Improve your balance

46 Staying hydrated in the hills

48 Bird spotting: New Zealand dabchick

49 Navigating a scree slope

51 Cuisine: Breakfast ‘wow’


74 Wild review
Insulated mattresses, sports sandals and mapping software for your GPS

77 Gear news
The latest gear news, innovations and trends

Buyer’s guide
78 Backcountry stoves
80 Water filters
82 Hiking poles

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