Waianakarua – Table Top

Sunday dawned fine and sunny after rain on Saturday which made for rather slippery track conditions from Mt Misery Rd down to the river.

Seven people assembled at the car park on Mt Misery Rd coming from various directions and varied forms of transport.

With much caution and the odd slip we all arrived safely at the river’s middle branch. A crossing was necessary to continue downstream and with the previous rain the river was up ,making for wet feet for some.

 The track up to Table Top is initially quite steep, but lays back further up and with the sun shining we were all well warmed by the time we popped out on the open tussock tops

. A well deserved break was taken while viewing the nearby ridge line and the pointed out features.

This was Robbie’s turn around point as he needed to be back early. The rest of us continued round to look for the now overgrown 4WD track and single track leading to the hunters camp. After locating this we continued to an open tussock clearing in the sun for lunch.

Locating the return section of the overgrown 4WD track after lunch we returned back down to the river and paused before the final push back up to the car park, arriving around 3pm.

A satisfying work out with great company.

Thanks to, Richard, Andrea, Jane, John, Robbie, Colin.

Maurice