This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The Tararuas tramping club was running a Jumbo/Powell trip so I decided to sign up. The weather forecast was a bit iffy for that weekend, but we still decided to go. One of the benefits of this trip is that it is easy to turn back if the weather looks bad, and the exposed section over the tops is relatively short. We headed out on Saturday morning. We got to Atiwhakatu hut by lunchtime, and headed off through the beech trees. Just as we popped out of the bushline, we reached Jumbo hut.
The next day, we headed off over the tops towards Mt. Holdworth, and then towards Powell hut. It was reasonably and windy and cloudy, but we got to the top of Holdworth peak, and shortly afterwards, the clouds parted, giving us a great view of the rest of the Tararuas and the sea.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it.