Club Night May 2021
Club President Julian Hardy presented his Annual Report. Club membership has risen to 84 and finances are healthy. The club purchased a new locator beacon to replace the out of date one from a grant from the Waitaki District Council.
Cone, 1563m was climbed from Danseys Pass road. After leaving the cars at Bayley’s yards it was a long climb mainly on a 4wd track with some gully’s to cross before heading up through tusscock to the ridge to the right of the peak. Lunch was eaten below the summit before the final scree climb up the ridge to summit views that were worth the effort. Several mobs of deer were spotted in the distance. It was then straight down the slippery tussock slope to the track and back to the cars, for an enjoyable 1000m up and 19k walk.
A walk through native bush up Freehold Creek was enjoyed before overnighting at Twizel. The Sunday walk was curtailed by heavy rain.
The Wednesday Walkers has day trips on the A2O from Sailors Cutting to Benmore Dam, a Ngapara farm walk, Doctors Point and Mopanui at a very low tide and a Te Waimate farm walk where the owner explained the history from the original 99,000 sheep run to the present.
Coming Tramping Club trips are a bike ride around the Otago Harbour, Trotters Gorge track clearing, Mt. Cook “social “ weekend and Hermits Cave in the Silverpeaks. See the NOTMC website for details.