March 2017

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Table of contents, March 2017

26 Off the beaten track
A hard-earned summit: Tapuae-o-Uenuku in the Inland Kaikoura Ranges

32 A perfect week in Kahurangi National Park
A closer look at this idyllic South Island park

38 Tramping with a purpose
How to become a more benevolent tramper

42 No tramper left behind
We’re better together: how the collective tramping spirit will keep you safe in the hills

48 Back to basics
The first installment in our four-part series on essential backcountry skills

54 Abel Tasman by sea
From sparkling beaches to seal-filled lagoons, Wilderness kayaks the length of Abel Tasman


22 Camping delight atop Mt Misery
Mt Misery Hut, Nelson Lakes National Park

24 See more
The perfect marriage between algae and fungus: lichen


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

14 Wild people
13-year-old Sam Pepper is likely the youngest trail angel on the Te Araroa Trail

16 Te Araroa Trail
Catching up with our Te Araroa trampers as they head into the South Island

18 Bird spotting
The blue duck/whio is a rare treat for those who find it

20 Photo school
Tips for capturing trailside flowers

60 Wild Families
The organisational dilemmas of taking the family tramping

88 Hotshot
A curious kea

The manual

Wild trips
Lake Morgan Hut via Cone Creek Hut, West Coast
64 Upper Tama via Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park
66 Kaiparoro Track, Tararua Forest Park
67 Otepatotu Reserve, Banks Peninsula

68 Wild Cuisine
Semolina and Peach Tart

69 Wild Range
Ruakituri Wilderness Area, Te Urewera

72 Wild Fitness
Recovery at the hut: stretches to keep your muscles in top shape all weekend

74 Wild Review
Marmot’s Graviton 48 pack and Salewa’s Firetail 3 hiking shoes

76 Wild buyer’s guide
Your guide to buying sleeping bags and mats, versatile outdoor clothes, and personal locator beacons

Images from the issue 


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