January 2020

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In the January 2020 issue

14 Outdoor photograph of the year
Introducing the 2020 Wilderness photo competition and the incredible prizes up for grabs

20 What has the tramping year got in store for you?
With skill and tossed coins, here’s the world’s only tramping horoscope especially for you

44 Ruahine cornered
Exploring one of the North Island’s best tramping destinations

58 The ultimate guide to getting outside with your children

58 How to pass on your love of tramping to children

66 A teenager with Down syndrome proves the Great Walks are for everyone

68 How a father encouraged his daughter into mountain biking

70 Managing risk when adventuring with children

76 My home is your home
Meet the Kiwis offering beds and tent space in their homes and gardens to Te Araroa Trail walkers


24 Peak to pub 
Four trips that take in a summit and a beer

26 Where to see kiwi
Sure-fire tips for spotting kiwi this summer

28 See more…
Six of DOC’s best huts

30 Popular, palatial and brand new
Powell Hut, Tararua Forest Park

32 Loop the loop
Arthur Range Loop, Kahurangi National Park

34 Sidetracked at Lagoon Saddle
Mid Hill tarns, Arthur’s Pass National Park

36 Into the wild west
Around the Mountain Circuit, Egmont National Park

38 Into the clouds
Mt Fox tarns, Westland/Tai Poutini National Park

39 A place to rest
Te Whare Okioki, Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

40 Unrivalled in every aspect
Travers-Sabine Circuit, Nelson Lakes National Park

50 Mt biking
There’s more than one way to skin the St James Cycle Trail


82 Wild cuisine: Maple choc crispies
83 Photo school: Leading lines
84 Navigation: Navigating by stream
85 Bird spotting: North Island saddleback


72 What’s in my pack
Ten-year-old Ellie Davis shares what she packs

86 Three-season boot review
Three lightweight boots put through their paces

74 Gear for young trampers

88 Summer hiking clothes

90 Trail running shoes


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

12 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

13 Near miss
The climber who fell 600m from Mt Rolleston shares her remarkable story

16 Wild people
The Raglan teacher tackling seven sea-to-summits

18 Wild opinion
Do we need to tone down the rhetoric when it comes to talking about predator control?

22 Near miss
Knowing when to turn back is what makes a good outdoors person

82 Track chat
Author Grant Sheehan talks about his latest project: a serious of childrens books

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