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Tararua III Day 1

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Photos marked [AR] are by Alan Rogers, all the rest were taken by me [KB].

Wednesday 29th February 2012: A Leap Day and a bad weather forecast were ominous signs but we had changed the route from a West-East over the tops tramp to a North-South in the valleys "new and exciting tramp".

We met (with spare drivers) at the top of the Waingawa Road for a divy out of food and supplies before a team photo and heading up the Waingawa track beside the Waingawa Stream to Mitre Flats Hut.

The weather held out but we now had a warning of a "weather bomb" (intense low pressure area) would be hitting the Tararuas early Saturday!!

The team seen in the second photo below, from left were: Ian, Keith, Graham, Alan, John, Roger and Yau Sing.

The start sort   [AR] P1020355.jpg

Team geared up   P1020188.jpg

Tararua Green Hills   P1020189.jpg

Roger, Graham & John   P1020191.jpg

Ian Bardsley   P1020194.jpg

Alan Rogers   P1020195.jpg

Graham Thompson rests   P1020198.jpg

Yau Sing crossing the Waingawa   P1020205.jpg

Yau Sing enjoys a beer   [AR] P1020360c.jpg

So far, no real problems and the weather held off.

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