Club Night February 2020

The results of the club’s predator trapping in the Port Blakely Herbert Forest can now be viewed through the Traps N Z app which can be downloaded to your device.

The next Herbert Forest guided walks day will be in 2021.

Trip reports

The Mt. Kyburn trip was canceled due to a poor weather forecast and a round trip up to the Whitehorse at Waimate went instead.
There was a walk from Aramoana to Heywards Point and further towards Longbeach, until they came to a private property boundary. There were excellent views of seals and gulls from the cliffs at the Point. A short walk along a track at Port Chalmers rounded off the day.
A walk was enjoyed around Blairgowrie Run behind Five Forks with views of the North Otago downlands and Kakanui Range.
An overnight camp at Cattle Creek enabled an early start for a 23k, 10 hour traverse of the Dalgety Range with a group starting from each end. There were great views from Mt. Hutt to Mt. Aspiring as well as sightings of resident wallaby’s and vegetable sheep.
The Maitland Valley tramp included tracks, scree slopes and bush and staying at the Maitland hut where they were entertained by the resident mice having an overnight party on supplies left by a deer stalker. There was a day visit to Lake Orbell. 

Coming trips are day trips to Hideaway Hut in the Ahuriri Valley, Big Hut on the Rock and Pillar Range and  Orbells Cave behind Waikouaiti.

The Wednesday Walker’s day trips were to Island Stream Waterfall behind Herbert, Big Ben next door to Little Domet, Hillgrove Farm to Waimataiti Lagoon near Moeraki, Mt. Dasher (4 walkers) Kattothtrst (18 walkers) Siberia Hill (4 walkers), and Island Cliff Farm. The annual barbeque was held that evening. Up to 40 walkers are coming out at the moment.

The rest of the evening entailed choosing Club Trips for the April to June period, details of which will soon be on the NOTMC website.