Trails: Blue Lake Hut – Blue Lake Track – West Sabine Hut – Sabine Track – Junction to Sabine D’Urville Track – Sabine Hut.
Day five of seven days Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Note: Experienced trampers only! River water is drinkable. Some sections of track were destroyed by the avalanches and landslips.
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Total climbing: 497 m
Total Time: 07:20:45
Total flat distance: 21.8 km, Climbing distance: 4 km, Descent distance: 10 km, Flat distance: 8 km, Maximum difference: 752 m, Final balance: -751 m
Difficulty Rating: 4.14 – H (carrying a 20kg pack)
The “Total Time” is my time in January which includes tea times, lunch time and breaks. That day was fine. 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 9 h.
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