Altitude: 764m to 1464m. Gain: 6m. Loss: 706m . Gradient: 15 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From the signposted junction at the top of Totara Spur, a poled route leads east, then SE down Totara Spur as far as the bushedge. A steep, cut, marked track starts there and drops 700m through mature beech to the river, emerging behind Upper Makaroro Hut.