Baton Saddle, Karamea, Biggs Tops, Mt Luna, Kiwi Saddle - Kahurangi NP, July 2020
A week long winter tramp with the Glovers in Kahurangi Park starting with high rivers before having a number of blue sky days on the tops. Reversing our planned route because of a flooded ford we hiked up the Baton river to Flanagans hut. Then over the Baton Saddle to Karamea Bend, up the Karamea river to Trevor Carter hut and over Biggs Tops to a very cold Stone hut in the Wangapeka. Back up onto the top to climb Mt Luna before dropping down to Kiwi Saddle hut. Our intentions were to continue along the tops past Patriarch and descend Gibbs track to Rolling river but poor visibility had us exit via Kiwi track instead.
NOTE: The ford over the DART river that provides access to Rolling river often gets blocked and floods with easily.