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    Quote Originally Posted by bart View Post
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    ahem....
    For anyone unfamiliar with these tracks and who are thinking of coming along, Bart's pictures above are on Waitahu River and are where will we stop unless things have improved since these pics where taken. Last time some of the guys decided to try and go further but decided the terrain was too rough due to the carnage in the pics. Don't let these pics put your off if your considering coming.

    Most of the tracks are more like this

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    I could do sat... Meet up with yers at the Rainbow turn off St Arnaud's end...
    In fact I could ride down Rainbow to I meet up with yers...Save me waiting at
    the turn off...Its the best end of Rainbow..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieb View Post
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    Most of the tracks are more like this
    or this....

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    Thumbs up

    Sounds to good to miss. Im in.

    Leave Bombay early thursday, overnight in Wellly thursday for the ferry early Friday.

    That would be 3 days after the RRRR. Something may have to give.

    I will try and book "cabin" accomodation shortly. I'll post up spare bunks once I know how many to a cabin.

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    booked the DR for a service, suppose I should get a wof too being that it ran out November I see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dual View Post
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    Sounds to good to miss. Im in.

    Leave Bombay early thursday, overnight in Wellly thursday for the ferry early Friday.

    That would be 3 days after the RRRR. Something may have to give.

    I will try and book "cabin" accomodation shortly. I'll post up spare bunks once I know how many to a cabin.
    With lots of other stuff going on I haven't had a chance to ring up any places yet, slack aren't I.

    If you get there before me put me down for a bed.

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    at the risk of repeating myself..which weekend is easter this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
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    at the risk of repeating myself..which weekend is easter this year?
    At the risk of quoting the 2nd line of the very first post in this thread

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    I'm considering a long weekend before the Rainbow and Archeron Roads close on April 9th (Easter Monday)
    and saying 'Google is your friend'

    http://www.dol.govt.nz/er/holidaysan...es/current.asp

    Good Friday Friday 6 April
    Easter Monday Monday 9 April

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    sorry Eddie, I am out for this one, in laws have some type of 70th birthday / 40th weddding anniversay thing on - I asked if they could postpone but I got an (and I will politly describe it as such) incredulous look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieb View Post
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    At the risk of quoting the 2nd line of the very first post in this thread



    and saying 'Google is your friend'

    http://www.dol.govt.nz/er/holidaysan...es/current.asp

    Good Friday Friday 6 April
    Easter Monday Monday 9 April
    thank you kind sir...

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    Does anyone have GPS track logs of Edwards and Mallings tracks they could send me?

    I'm putting together Route files for the trip and Edwards/Mallings are tracks I don't already have tracsk of and they don't seem to be marked on my GPS maps.

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    Just be warned it's been getting fricking cold down here lately - the heat pumps have been on & fires lit - Great summer aye?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padmei View Post
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    Just be warned it's been getting fricking cold down here lately - the heat pumps have been on & fires lit - Great summer aye?
    Its getting cold here too, the heat pump has been on most nights in the last week.

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    ADVGD has some track/route files on his site of Edwards and Mailings though one of them is a little light on via points IMO but still enough to find your way.
    http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddieb View Post
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    Right, I'm on for Friday March 30th to Monday April 2nd inclusive. This is the final weekend of Daylight saving as Daylight savings end on April 1st.

    As previously outlined the schedule looks like this, accomodation is likely to be at the linked places unless I can't get a booking. I am considering tenting part of this as a practice run to test out some gear in anticipation of a bigger event next year but I'd decide on that in the next few weeks. The accomodation venues would still be the same though.

    Friday: Easy break into things, cross the ferry in the morning (Timing TBA) and do the Molesworth to Hanmer. Tent or cabin overnight in the campground.
    Molesworth brochure: http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/docume...h-brochure.pdf
    Hanmer Accommodation:
    http://www.mountainviewtop10.co.nz/
    http://www.aatravel.co.nz/main/listi...stingId=10084#

    Saturday: The Rainbow Road to St Arnaud, possibly including Edwards and Malling passes, Porika (bypass available), Braeburn, Mangles Valley to Murchison for the night.
    Rainbow brochure: http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/docume...rnaud-road.pdf
    Murchison Accommodation:
    http://www.kiwipark.co.nz/
    http://www.aatravel.co.nz/main/listi...stingId=250830

    This is the 2nd to last weekend that the Molesworth and Rainbow roads are open this year and if you haven't done them you really should do, they are not technically difficult but have stunning scenery.

    Sunday: West bank road, Maruia Saddle, Springs Junction and down to Reefton with possibly either Waitahu River or Soldiers Rd/Big River in the afternoon. overnight in Reefton.
    Reefton Accomodation:
    TBC but probably at the Old Nurses Home http://www.reeftonaccommodation.com/

    Monday: whats left of either Waitahu River or Soldiers/Big River in the morning then back to the ferry for home.


    Have made bookings at the above places.

    30th at Hamner and 31st at Murchison ,in cabins that sleep 4. So if anyone wants a bunk(bottom sheet and pillow) let me know. $28

    and $23 pp

    Happy to trade bunks for a Wellington bed or couch on the thursday and monday nights ?

    Sunday night ive booked single room at nurses home.$50. So book your own. They do double rooms but not much difference in price.

    cheers
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