July 2017

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Table of contents, July 2017

24 Your first multi-day tramp
Go deeper into the backcountry – it’s easier than you may think

30 Off the beaten track
Keeping the fires burning on a winter circuit of the West Coast’s Toaroha Range

36 Bitten by the Dragon’s Teeth
Even the man who has walked the Dragons Teeth more times than anyone else gets bitten from time to time

42 Boil, or toil and trouble?  
A closer look at what could be lurking in our seemingly pristine mountain streams

48 Swipe right for a good tramp
Find the tramping partner of your dreams with ‘Firelighters’, your Wilderness-themed* dating service


20 Edison Epic
Upper Edison River, South Westland

20 Big shoes to fill
Snowshoeing locations for winter exploring


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 Wild people
Sarah Hay: Navy musician-turned-professional rock climber

14 Wild conservation
Young entrepreneurs turn pest-eradication into a game with Squawk Squad

16 Bird spotting
The lovable yet trouble-making weka

18 Photo school
Take pro shots – with your smartphone

72 Hotshot
Camp on Ben Lomond

The manual

Wild trips
54  Lawrence Hut, Erewhon Station, Canterbury
56 Okura Bush Walkway, Auckland
57  Penn Creek Hut loop, Tararua Forest Park
58 Sylvester Hut, Kahurangi National Park

59 Wild skills and cuisine
Staying hydrated on winter tramps
Get your greens with this tasty spread

Wild reviews
60 The season’s newest insulated jackets
62 Pisa jacket from Macpac and Lowa’s low-profile walking shoe

63 Gear news
You don’t now you want it until you’ve seen it

64 Buyer’s guide
Headlamps for your tramps and socks to keep you dry and warm

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