Distance: 6.3 km (4.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 953m to 1937m. Gain: 985m. Loss: 2m . Gradient: 9 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Descend solid scree faces into the head of the Ahuriri and follow the valley downstream. I took the steep section to the main forks from terraces on the true left - which gave a reasonable descent, despite what it looks like on the map.

From the forks at the Ahuriri head, the valley is broad and easy going on moraine and shingle until scrub and tussock appears 2km above the hut. A vague trail - exists on terrace on the true right through this section. Crossing the river at the confluence above the hut, following grassy terraces along the bushedge led to Top Hut. Alternatively a 4WD track climbs from downriver to the hut site.

Created by: Madpom on 2014-11-17. Experienced: 2009-01-01
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