September 2018

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Table of contents, September 2018

42 Can’t fight the moonlight

Midnight and mid-winter on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

54 Pay to play

Why more Kiwis are opting to go guided 

60 Trapline tramping

Trapping trampers are helping save native species from extinction

Waypoints and trips

18 Shades of purple

Purple Hill, Craigieburn Station, Canterbury

20 See more

Five accessible waterfalls

22 Soaking in solitude

Nine tramps that will get you in to hot water

28 History and hills

Broken River Hut via Torlesse Range, Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

32 A home in the hills

Waikamaka Hut, Ruahine Forest Park

34 In hope of summer

Lake Hope, Remarkables Conservation Area

35 A rugged summit

Pahautea Hut via Ruapane-Mahaukura loop, Pirongia Forest Park

36 Escape from the Spaniards

Flanagans Hut, Kahurangi National Park

37 Back to the track

Turere Lodge, Remutaka Forest Park

38 Classic track

Beach-hopping on the Te Paki Coastal Track


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 Trail life

Cartoons from the track 

12 Wilderness word

Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

82 Track chat

Charlie Paterson reflects on seven years living on the Hollyford Track


46 Photo school: Think on your feet

47 Avoiding pain going downhill

48 Bird spotting: Grey teal

49 Storm-proofing your tent

50 Wild cuisine: Mt Arthur cheesecake and a decadent mountain hot chocolate


52 What’s in my pack

Packrafter Dulkara Martig shares what she packs on a typical river trip

68 Buyer’s guide to footwear

68 Trail running

70 Hiking shoes

72 Three-season boots

75 Three-four season boots

78 Four season boots

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