Author Topic: Maungatautari  (Read 1074 times)

« on: November 07, 2012, 11:42:10 AM »
Bagged Maungatautari for the 1st time in Feb 2012, back again on Nov 4th 2012 to follow one of the pest monitoring trails over to Hook Nose outcrop. Started from Hicks Rd, across farm paddocks to the predator proof fence & through the gate to "OTM/Old Mountain Track" (ie use the gate 50 m to the right of the 1st more obvious gate) OTM track had minimal mud after the recent dry spell and didn't take long to reach the Rahiri Rd track/trail off to the right just before the summit. Overgrown but reasonably obvious route for a bait trail, marked with pink and orange triangles, plus additional orange tape markers indicating how best to get around fallen trees. Needed a bit of care though not to wander off along intersecting bait trails. Rewarded with great views from the lookout on a clear, late spring day, before scrambling back up to the summit.