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Bagged on our Coromandel holiday
« on: March 28, 2009, 11:16:57 AM »
We did the Pinnacles walk while we were staying for a week at Whangamata. Dry until just before we reached the Pinnacles Hut, started raining a few minutes before we got there and then bucketed down for 40 minutes while we were under cover on the Hut deck. Talk about lucky. Track was wet for the climb to the top of the Pinnacles, but no more rain and had nice views from the top. The metal rungs set in rock near the top are a challenge if you are getting on a bit ;) and wearing a pack. Descended the longer route via the Billy Goat Track. A good all day round trip.

Round trip measured 20.6 kms by GPS. Distances and time they took us on the day (includes brief rest/photo stops) were: Car park to Hydro Camp 4.7 (1:47), Hydro Camp to Pinnacles Hut 2.5 (1:03), Pinnacles Hut to summit, then back to Hydro Camp 4.9 (2:32) - didn't note the time it took from hut to summit :(, Hydro Camp to car park via Billy Goat Track 8.5 (3:10).
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