Trails: Coldwater Hut – Travers Vally Track or Lower Travers Valley Track – Junction of Cascade Track to Angelus Hut – Junction of Lakehead Track to Lakehead Hut – Travers Track or Upper Travers Track – Junction of Hopeless Track to Hopeless Hut – John Tait Hut – Junction of Cupola Track to Cupola Hut – Travers Falls – Upper Travers Hut
Day two of seven days Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Note: Experienced trampers only! Upper Travers Hut may very cold when bad weather. River water is drinkable.
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Total climbing: 1067 m
Average speed: 4.08 km/h
Total Time: 08:41:49
Total flat distance: 21.6 km, Climbing distance: 9.9 km, Descent distance: 3.7 km, Flat distance: 8.1 km, Maximum difference: 700 m, Final balance: 699 m
Difficulty Rating: 4.73 – H (carrying a 20kg pack)
The “Total Time” is my time in December which includes tea times, lunch time and breaks. That day was cloudy and drizzle. The tracks were wet and slippery and some sections were boggy. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 90 min stop then the total time will be around 8 h 45 min.
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