Papatahi Hut from the Wairarapa - Grade 3/4

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So I've booked out Papatahi hut for December 14th/15th and plan to walk there taking the Papatahi crossing track from the Wairarapa side carpark. We get the whole hut to ourselves, 10 people max, and it'll cost $10 each.

Not sure which way we'll come back, either the same way we go in, or over the Mukamuka saddle for extra challenge. It'll all depend a bit on transport. All of this may change as we go, only thing for sure is that I've got the hut booked.

But anyway, this walk should be very interesting, the track has been described as steep, exposed and overgrown, with very steep climbs to high passes. If this sounds like your kind of thing you'll love it.

But also, because of the above conditions I'll only be letting people I know have the experience to do this on this walk, it's not going to be easy.

DOC info about the walk here, please read and make sure you're comfortable with it: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/remutaka-forest-park/things-to-do/tracks/papatahi-crossing/ We're not doing the whole crossing, but are doing the hard part.

Finally, as I've had to pay for this up front, I won't be letting people on until they've paid, $10 each. No refunds sorry, however if you want to find a replacement person that's fine.

So if you're keen, hop on the wait list and I'll be in touch.