Arthur Range Traverse, Kahurangi NP - Feb 2021
A great 9 day tramp along the Arthur Range from Rolling River to Flora accompaning an Auckland Tramping Club party. Similar to last year's north to South traverse we again encountered water issues with a number of dry tarns requiring dropping off the ridge for water. Bit of a grunt first up with loaded packs to John Reid hut on a hot day but once on the tops the following day the views gained much of our attention. There is a fair amount of sidling required and the undulating ridgeline has lots of rocky knobs to clamber over. We were forced off the tops due to lack of easily av water so dropped down the Baton and back up to Ellis hut. We were hut bound here for a day due to rain but other than that we had good weather with very little wind. From Ellis hut we climbed over the shoulder of Mt Arthur and hiked up Mt Peel as a day trip from Balloon hut.