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North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Bald Knob => Topic started by: HummingBird on July 30, 2012, 04:22:10 PM

Title: Bald Knob - Lake Waikaremoana FOUND IT!
Post by: HummingBird on July 30, 2012, 04:22:10 PM
Bald Knob - Lake Waikaremoana 

02 June 12

What a beautiful day we had! We took a lot of time just exploring, taking pictures and enjoying the views. Great views all along the track. I was a little worried that we wouldn’t be able to find the herd path to the summit from what I had read. But it turned out to be quite easy. Read the description from the trail guide and when the track opens up and looks like this:
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Turn to the right and you will see the very obvious herd path:
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Then walk just a few meters out to the summit to enjoy a great lunch stop.
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Looked like we were the first people out there for a while, no signs of footprints at all. We heard others walking by but had the summit all to ourselves. We spent quite a bit of time having lunch and taking lots of pictures. LOVED IT!

GPS Data: Height: 1155m (3789ft), Distance: 11.23km ( 7.0mi), Total Ascent: 899m (2949ft), Time: 7 hrs 24 mins,
Track: http://www.skimble.com/paths/78766-bald-knob

Photo Album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150836984696106.387916.577661105&type=3&l=7e2d5a574a

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