May 2018

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Table of contents, May 2018

20 The Insta-goldrush
Instagram has created new opportunities for budding photographers, but at what cost?

28 Off the beaten track
A first traverse of Marlborough’s Pinnacle peak with man’s best friend in tow

68 Backcountry meltdown
Flooded campsites, devastated tracks, mountains without ice – the impact of climate change on tramping is huge

74 Discombobulated in Kahurangi
How one simple mistake left one tramper wondering where he was on earth

Waypoints and trips

22 Perfect perch
Kelly Knight Hut, Ruahine Forest Park

24 Action on Alexander
Mt Alexander, West Coast

26 See more
Five magnificent valley-heads to visit

34 Seven slightly easier summits
Peggys Peak to South King, Tararua Forest Park

38 Wilberforce wanderings
Moa Stream Hut via Kiwi Stream, Craigieburn Forest Park

40 Hope Arm charm
Hope Arm Hut via Monument, Fiordland National Park

41 An accessible summit
Mt Tamahunga Walkway, Warkworth

42 Icefall camp
Earnslaw Burn Track, Mt Aspiring National Park

44 Classic track
The Three Passes Route, Arthur’s Pass National Park



Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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 Ultimate family hike
An Auckland family tackles the Te Araroa Trail for their first tramp

18 Behind the summer chorus
A new book, written by a 10-year-old, identifies New Zealand’s 42 cicadas

82 Track chat
A conversation with Te Araroa Trail Trust’s new CEO


48 Photo school: Tents at night

50 Three ways over a three-wire

51 Hiking in the rain

52 Wild cuisine: Sweet and savoury veggie leather

53 Bird spotting: White-faced heron



54 Buyer’s guide to raincoats
Everything you need to know before buying your next waterproof

60 Buyer’s guide to gaiters
Everything you need to know before buying a pair of gaiters

62 Wild review
Two hammocks and a synthetic sleeping bag

65 What’s in my pack
Outdoor Training NZ’s Heather Grady shows what she typically packs

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