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Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Fri 04 Mar, 2016 11:15 am

Hi Folks,
I keep a blog about all my hiking adventures and here is my most recent one on the Routeburn in January.
https://maketrails.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/routeburn-track-fiordland-new-zealand/

A friend and I did the walk in 2 days (couldn't evenly space it due to huts being full) and had a fantastic time! I continued onto the Caples Track which I'll post about in the future.

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sat 05 Mar, 2016 4:33 pm

what a great attitude with that weather and the blisters, well done...

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sat 05 Mar, 2016 5:53 pm

Being able to walk with thongs? Throwing out all the arguments for high tech gears...

Lovely report and thanks. One day! :)

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sat 05 Mar, 2016 7:40 pm

Thanks folks, yeh despite the misty rain on the 2nd day it was still beautiful.
There was really no other option, it was thongs or barefoot haha.
Glad you enjoyed it!

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sat 05 Mar, 2016 8:05 pm

Looking forward to the Caples :)

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sat 05 Mar, 2016 8:40 pm

Lizzy wrote:Looking forward to the Caples :)

Thanks Lizzy, will post in a week or two.

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Thu 17 Mar, 2016 7:28 pm

Loved reading your story, looking forward to reading about the caples too :)

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sun 03 Apr, 2016 9:17 pm

Hi Folks,
Here's the link to my trip report on the Caples Track - https://maketrails.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/caplestrackfiordlandnewzealand/

Enjoy!

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Sun 03 Apr, 2016 10:17 pm

Ditch the boots and wear trail runners or runners. On a trail as good as the Routeburn this should not be an issue and will keep you blister free.

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Tue 19 Apr, 2016 4:50 am

Shouldn't this thread be in the New Zealand sub folder?

Can you tell me where the routeburn meets up with the Capels track. I can't find it on googlemaps.

Also how many days did it take you to do the whole circuit? I would be more interested in the route if i can do the circuit i think. Do you have to book the caples route as well?

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:08 am

(a) Yes
(b) http://www.cutc.org.nz/images/maps/Routeburn%20Track.jpg
(c) Caples - end of Greenstone Road to Lake Howden hut - 3 days
Routeburn - Lake Howden hut to Routeburn shelter - 3 days
speed - leisurely
(d) http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/greenstone-and-caples-conservation-areas/things-to-do/greenstone-and-caples-tracks/

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Tue 19 Apr, 2016 2:47 pm

Stroller wrote:Shouldn't this thread be in the New Zealand sub folder?

Can you tell me where the routeburn meets up with the Capels track. I can't find it on googlemaps.

Also how many days did it take you to do the whole circuit? I would be more interested in the route if i can do the circuit i think. Do you have to book the caples route as well?



Hey Stroller, I put it in here because it's a trip report.
I didn't do the whole circuit however the suggested time for the Greenstone & Caples circuit is 3 nights/4 days. You do not need to book the Caples.

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

Tue 19 Apr, 2016 7:41 pm

ok thanks.
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