Cascade Kauri - Waitakere Ranges - Check out the impressive Kauri!
Members please register by 7pm Friday 26 February
Non-members please contact Organiser to register and assess suitability.
For those clubbies that have been around a while, you'll have a chance to get back into another Waitakere Ranges tramp.
Cascade Kauri tracks, having been closed for 6 years due to Kauri Dieback. So the track has had extensive Kauri Dieback track treatment, gravelled, bridged and boardwalks.
For those that haven't been around the club that long these tracks are worth doing, just to see the absolutely massive Kauri stands. Some are truely massive, especially when you consider Kauri can live up to 2500 years!
It goes without saying that ALL your gear, boots/trail runners/etc, walking poles, packs (as they'll ground contact during breaks) will be absolutely scrupulously clean!!! IMPORTANT, please bring a change of footwear for after & a bag to put your dirty footwear in & PLEASE remember to thoroughly clean your gear afterwards.
There are a lot of stairs either way we head up the approximately 12km loop track, plus we'll head along the Long Road Track to check out a lookout, where you can see both east and west coast oceans, so we'll probably do about 16kms ish.
The footing here is good, but steep, so you'll need good fitness to do this notorious Waitak's climb to approximately 300 metres.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities of the Kauri forest, the lovely river at the foot of the mountains.
* For those that live in the Waitak's or nearby & drive there, all our tramping bus passengers & organiser will alight & meet at bottom block of toilets at Falls Road, Waitakere Ranges (please advise organiser if meeting us there).
* Will try to create an NSTC specific map for this trip.
Cost: Member $10, Non Member $15
- · Non-members please phone the organiser to assess your suitability for the tramp
Depart: 8.00 am from The Strand, Takapuna
Organiser: Imogen 0272898440
(Newbies please phone after 5pm on weekdays, no texts).
Driver: Colin Symonds