Distance: 4.9 km (4.0 DOC hours) - Marked route - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 673m to 1358m. Gain: 179m. Loss: 720m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Occasional rivers (3/5) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From Lake Man Biv a track climbs south to the bushedge. A good poled route crosses the exposed saddle and drops down the spur into Pussy Stream. River walk down Pussy Stream - a mix of in-river wet feet and beech-forest-bashing on the banks - there are no gravel flats to walk on. Once out on grassy flats, follow the Pussy Stream to the confluence with the Hope where a waist-deep crossing was required in slow-moderate flowing water to cross with moderate snow-melt occurring. This crossing could easily become impassable after heavy rain but sidling the true left down to the swingbridge at the Kiwi confluence looked easy enough. (2-4hrs)

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