A week of blue sky days provided us with ample opportunities to explore the Ahuriri river valley after crossing from Lake Ohau's South Temple stream over a saddle south east of Mt Huxley. Camped on the terraces below Mt Huxley before descending the Ahuriri and exploring Canyon and Little Canyon creeks valleys. Returned to the South Temple via Watsons stream crossing a saddle below Mt Maitland and descending to South Temple Hut  and out to the roadend.