Altitude: 1138m to 1189m. Gain: 55m. Loss: 42m . Gradient: 5 deg (Gentle)
A rough & unmaintained but sporadically marked track runs north-south between the Kiwi Saddle - Kiwi Mouth track & the Cameron Hut track. From the Cameron Hut - Kiwi Mouth track junction the track drops gently 100m into a beech-clad saddle, where care should be taken to keep to the right as you near the actual saddle to avoid heading down a false spur that runs between the heads of two streams west of the track as shown on the map. As you approach the saddle the markers become increasingly sporadic but as you near the north side of the saddle a foot-bed is evident & the climb out is straight forward. In a surprise, you reach the bush edge, emerging into an open area & are met by what can only be described as a 'single-lane highway', such is the width of the track as it passes through shoulder height alpine scrub. This is followed to the bush edge not far below the Kiwi Mouth - Kiwi Saddle track junction, which sits inside the bush. There are steel sign posts at both ends of this track.