Peak Bagging New Zealand

North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Rimutaka Trig => Topic started by: BigRichNZ on October 13, 2012, 03:29:33 PM

Title: Rimutaka Trig
Post by: BigRichNZ on October 13, 2012, 03:29:33 PM
Had a bit of time this evening, so two of my boys and I though we'd have a crack at the Rimutaka Trig before the storm hits tomorrow.  Overcast night, but high cloud base, so we were able to see all the way to the top.  Nice short, but steep climb, 20 minutes up, 12 minutes down.  High winds from about halfway up.  This was quite deceiving as it wasn't that windy at the car park.  We almost turned around it was so bad, but decided to push on as we were nearly there.  I'm glad we did, as the views were spectacular.  I definitely will have to come back on a nicer day, so I can spend some more time enjoying the views.  Took a few photos, but it was so windy I couldn't hold the camera still, so I wasn't sure how they had come out until I got back down.  Great little trip, highly recommended.