September 2016

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Table of Contects, September 2016

18 Getting their track back
West Coasters applaud the reopening of the Inland Pack Track

34 The perfect week in Egmont National Park
Explore the diverse and beautiful surrounds of the North Island’s stately Mt Egmont/ Taranaki

38 Curiosity killed the kea
Why conservationists have their efforts set on saving New Zealand’s craftiest parrot

44 Cycling through history
A 173km loop including The Old Ghost Road is set to become a mountain biking must-do

46 Which bike?
Advice for choosing the right bike and kit for your cycle trail or Heaphy Track adventure

64 Sole searching
The great footwear debate: sandals, trainers or boots?


24 NZ’s finest day walk
Talbot’s Ladder, Fiordland National Park

26 See more…
Sublime saddles


6 Editorial

8 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

10 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

12 Walkshorts
News from the wild

14 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

16 Tararuas at full-tilt
A group of Wellington runners tackle the 80km S-K in less than 24 hours

20 Bird spotting
The kaka, a loud yet rare forest parrot

22 Photo school
How to capture your favourite backcountry huts

27 Wild comment
A winter’s trip to Angelus Hut is a lesson in taking DOC’s advice

28 Off the beaten track
A misty traverse of the Tararua’s Bannister Crossing

33 Wild families
An extended stay at a hut makes a great family ‘camping’ holiday, but without the text

88 Hotshot
A rocky vantage near Mueller Hut in Aoraki/Mt Cook NP

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

Wild trips
56 Castle Hill Peak, Arthur’s Pass National Park
58 Ashton Hut, Eyre Mountains/Taka Rā Haka Conservation Park
59 Dalys Clearing Hut via Te Rereatukahia and Waitawheta huts, Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park
60 McGregor Bivouac, Tararua Forest Park

61 Wild range
Diedrichs Range, West Coast

66 Skills, food and exercise
Learn to build a snare
How to safely cross a snowfield
Energy fix: Chocolate almond figs
A post-tramp stretch to improve balance

68 Wild cuisine
Moroccan style tuna and pasta

71 Footwear buyer’s guide
From hiking shoes to alpine boots – how to choose the best footwear for your tramping needs