Rain isn’t the best way to start a days walk but in this case I had to deal with it as I had to catch up with Silvan at John Tait Hut.
It wasn’t even very hard until I got to Lakehead Hut. Quite nice in fact with the clouds obscuring and revealing different parts of the landscape.
Once past Lakehead Hut though it began to rain in a slightly steadier manner making the Travers River rise and some of the side streams more interesting to cross. I think if it had only been a little harder then then track would have become impassable as there was only another foot of riverbank to go before some serious flooding started.
Of course the rain stopped as I got nearer the hut. Typical.
So here I am. In fear of catching the ongoing Norovirus outbreak and listening to the still roaring river from my tent.
- This whole area is really nice for hiking. Lots of TA walkers went on little side trips.
- Not good is winter, avalanche warning signs everywhere (including at the hut).
- The entire Norovirus outbreak was attributed to one family. They tracked them up into Abel Tasman. Wash your hands.
- Thank you to the volunteers from Nelson region who banded together to clean the huts with disinfectant.