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Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

PostPosted: Fri 04 Mar, 2016 11:15 am
by canthardlywait
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

PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 4:33 pm
by wayno
what a great attitude with that weather and the blisters, well done...

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 5:53 pm
by GPSGuided
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

PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 7:40 pm
by canthardlywait
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

PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 8:05 pm
by Lizzy
Looking forward to the Caples :)

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar, 2016 8:40 pm
by canthardlywait
Lizzy wrote:Looking forward to the Caples :)

Thanks Lizzy, will post in a week or two.

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2016 7:28 pm
by dagsands
Loved reading your story, looking forward to reading about the caples too :)

Re: Routeburn Track Report - January 2016

PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2016 9:17 pm
by canthardlywait
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

PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2016 10:17 pm
by PedroArvy
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

PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 4:50 am
by Stroller
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

PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 9:08 am
by tomh
(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

PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 2:47 pm
by canthardlywait
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

PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2016 7:41 pm
by Stroller
ok thanks.