Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tramping in The Puketi Forest in The Far North (Bay Of Islands)

Every year I do a tramp through the Puketi Forest in The Far North along the Waipapa river track.
Its one of my favorite places in the world.
This year I took Silas along for the trip and his first tramp.
We had a great trip with perfect weather through huge Kauri Tree groves and wading in the river for 5 hours. The track is in reasonably good condition although most of it is officially closed. Unfortunately the river can come up very quickly and its easy to get trapped so check the weather if you planning a trip. We saw several gin traps on the track which was a bit of a worry bud glad to see a couple of dead cats and only 2 stoats in the poison traps.
As with previous years the possums are very noisy and cheeky down at camp creek, but hearing the Kiwi calls made up for it.

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