3RY – Part 4 – Day 28

3RY Update Part:



19th February ‘19




Elephant Tree ‘Trunk’.

KM Mark Start:


Start Location:

Stody’s Hut

KM Mark Finish:


Finish Location:

Top Timaru Hut

Actual KM today:



Overcast, patches of sun and rain.


Straight down the ridge line towards the Timaru River. Crossed a couple of scree slopes. Lost the trail at some point and bush bashed my way down to the river.

Loads of Rifleman with their machine gun chittering followed me through the beech forest sections.

Trail dips in and out of the river, between ascending the ridges and dropping back into the gullies.

Think the castaway “Wilson” scenario hit earlier than expected!…Saw an elephant in the tree trunk (See photos).

The red insect in the photos below is known as the Red Spider Wasp/Golden Hunter Wasp. The Sphictostethus nitidus is a wasp endemic to New Zealand on both North and South Island. Always wanted to see one of these so happy I could tick it off the list.




Not great today mentally. Found it tough going.

Tune of the Day:

King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar

Day 28 Images:

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