3RY – Part 8 – Day 68

3RY Update Part:

8

Date:

31st March ‘19

Day:

68

Title:

Goats for Africa

KM Mark Start:

1880

Start Location:

Mid Wairoa Hut

KM Mark Finish:

1864.5

Finish Location:

Mt. Rintoul Hut

Actual KM today:

18

Weather:

Sunny, then cloudy, then rain

General:

Awesome day, tough day. Within 10mins of leaving the hut this morn it was straight up a steep ridge. The trail continued with the abrupt ups and downs until I reached Tarn Hut. A primo wee hut with some wild goats just chilling around outside and a great tarn for swimming.

Enjoyed lunch with the goats and then it was straight back into the climb, to a peak named Purple Top. Some insane views looking down over Nelson bays and back over the Richmond Ranges.

Walked into a herd of around 30 goats doing their thing at the very peak of Purple Top.

Made it to the hut just before the heavy rain hit. Looks like I will need to hunker down here in the hut for a day or so, as Mt Rintoul (my plan of attack for tomorrow) has some passes I don’t want to be doing in the rain or high winds which are forecast.

Body/Health:

Pretty good all things considered

Outlook:

Yeah positive, would like to have gone through tomorrow but the weather can’t be helped so happy to stay put.

Tune of the Day:

68. Zebra – John Butler Trio

Day 68 Images:

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