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Distance: 16.2 km (8.0 DOC hours) - Marked route - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 14m to 1060m. Gain: 1076m. Loss: 1220m . Gradient: 8 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons (4/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

A reasonable tramping track runs south through bush just above the lake shore to the next bay south of Teal Bay, where a signpost marks the turnoff to The Hump. The route up to the hump is marked but not regularly cut. The lower section is thick with fern and windfall. After about 2km the route starts to climb a clear defined spur and the trailo becomes more obvious on dry ground in low undergrowth. A steep 1.5km climb leads to the bushedge, from where a poled route leads across tops of tussock and low scrub. The route passes over pts 1006, 1054 and The Hump, were there are remains of a trig station.

From The Hump, continue south along the range, passing through a low, scrubby saddle and climbing part-way up to the next high point. The route then swings left (east) down the obvious spur. The turn off the main ridge is well marked with warratahs and a post.

A brief scrubby descent leads into marshy beech forest, soon passing the foundations of an old hut (Hump Hut). A boggy low climb sidles just north of pt 847 bypassing the highpoint. A steady continuous descent though increasingly logged forest follows, eventually exiting onto a 4WD forestry track. The main forestry track is then followed a further 4.5km to the junction with the main coast track at Track Burn.

5-8 hours

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