Peak Bagging New Zealand

North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Hawkins Hill => : timd March 25, 2009, 03:30:06 AM

: A very windy day
: timd March 25, 2009, 03:30:06 AM
20 May 2007, dry but very windy. I bagged Hawkins Hill as part of one of Wellington Scottish Athletics Club's 3 Peaks Challenge series that runs every year May to July (well recommended). A very windy day, such as Wellington provides from time to time. Went up the track beside Happy Valley Tip and back down the main track and then the road past the wind turbine. Good views as this is the highest peak close to Wellington City.

As I was racing (walking) that day my trip times are not representative of how long it would normally take to get up and down (44 minutes for the climb, 24 minutes back down to the wind turbine).