June 2018

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Table of contents, June 2018

24 Off the beaten track
The three-day Arahura-Styx loop is the perfect introduction to winter tramping on the West Coast

42 Your first winter tramp
All the gear, skills and trips to keep you on the trail this winter 

68 Weathering change in Westland
How tourism growth, extreme storms and erosion are changing the face of Westland Tai Poutini National Park

74 Armchair adventures
Six adventurers and the books that inspire them into the wilderness

Waypoints and trips

18 A bridge too far
The Bridge to Nowhere, Whanganui National Park

20 An Unknown highlight
Lake Unknown, Mt Aspiring National Park

22 See more
The North Island’s most famous volcanoes

30 There and back again
Mt Oxford, Oxford Forest Park

33 A mid-week refresher
Kapakapanui Hut, Tararua Forest Park

34 Murderer’s golden end
Aorere Goldfields Track, Aorere Goldfields Conservation Area

35 From the forest to the moon
Whakapapaiti Valley and Silica Rapids tracks, Tongariro National Park

36 Treading the tussocklands
Beech Hut, Eyre Mountains Conservation Park

38 Classic track
A multi-day trip in Mt Richmond Forest Park that should be on every tramper’s itinerary


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

16 Never too old
Twenty years of tramping with DOC ranger Bruce Postill

82 Track chat
Crystal Brindle was born to be a park ranger, but had no idea how emotional it could be


52 Looking after your electronics

53 Climbing skills for trampers

54 Your baby and the nappy-less hike

56 Wild cuisine: Miso noodle soup for one

57 Bird spotting: The pukeko


58 Buyer’s guide to insulated jackets
Everything you need to know before buying your next insulated jacket


64 What’s in my pack
Mountain guide Elke Braun-Elwert shares her kit list for winter adventures

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