Warning: this route segment has been merged into Travers Saddle to West Sabine Hut via East Sabine River (Marked route).
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Altitude: 596m to 1730m. Gain: 1274m. Loss: 148m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
The DOC track, and part of the Te Araora trial, is surprisingly rough, possibly due to the bad weather the previous December. The West Sabine hut is at about 670 m elevation, and the Travers Saddle at 1,787 m meaning a significant climb. However, the track, while long, is well graded to the bushline where it becomes steep. At the saddle there are impressive views of Mt Travers (Figure 23b), the St Arnaud range and the Travers Valley. The track descends quite quickly to the lovely Upper Travers Hut (Figure 24a). The Travers valley is a beautiful valley, idyllic for camping.