May 2017

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Table of contents, May 2017

22 Your first 3000m peak
Climbing mountains is within your grasp: here’s how to get started

28 Hut bagging on the wild West Coast
Exploring the extensive track and hut network of the Arahura catchment

34 The parks, they are a changin’?  
How should New Zealand deal with the impact of tourism growth on our national parks. We compare how parks are managed in the United States to here

40 The classics
13 classic tracks that should be on every tramper’s bucket list

56 Clubbing together to learn new skills
Tramping clubs are offering bushcraft and river safety training


18 Plateau wandering
Larrikin Creek Hut, Kahurangi National Park

20 See more
Earthquake features


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

10 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Wild people
Miriam Lancewood left her nine-to-five to live full-time in the wilderness

14 Bird spotting
The inquisitive and playful fantail

16 Photo school
Mastering the art of black and white photography

80 Hotshot
Between pitches on Cloudy Peak

The manual

Wild trips

66 Tarn spotting, Ahuriri Conservation Park
68 Top Maropea Hut, Ruahine Forest Park
69 Carricktown Track, Otago
70 Wahaatua Hut, Uratawa Conservation Area

73 Walking weekends
Serendipity in Turangi’s secluded lakes and streams

74 Wild review
A lightweight water filter and crystal clear binoculars

76 Wild buyer’s guide
The season’s best wet weather jackets

Images from the issue 


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