An OTMC long weekend trip in Makarora area. Challenging tracks and off-track travel.
Circuit starting at Rollinsons Road by the locked gate. Down Steve Amies Track to Silver Stream, along Racemans Track and to the start of Powder Ridge. Along that and Long Ridge to Pulpit Rock. Down via Green Ridge past Green Hut site and turn onto Greengage Track. On the other side of the valley complete the loop via top part of Rain Gauge Spur Track and along Rollinsons Road. About 25km, 1700 vertical metres up and down.
Loop along following Silver Peaks tracks: Green Ridge, Greengage Track, Rain Gauge Spur Track, Rollinsons Track, Swampy Ridge Route, and back onto Green Ridge via Hightop. Legth 13.6km and vertical gains of 965 metres.
Fit OTMC daywalk: A circuit starting at Rolleston Road, down Steve Amies Track, up Racemans Track for a bit, cross Silver Stream, up Powder Ridge and over to Long Ridge. Pulpit Rock, then along Green Ridge and finish the circuit via Hightop and Swampy Summit. Total of 26 km and nearly 1,700 vertical metres up and down.
Short walk in Silver Peaks to check if the orchids are out