Altitude: 893m to 1045m. Gain: 283m. Loss: 288m . Gradient: 12 deg (Gentle)
Above the Blue Range Hut tunoff, the track gradient becomes gentle as it turns SW and swings round the head of a river basin. Heading north it descends gently down a broad bush ridgeline. Shortly before reaching pt970 the track swings sharply easy off the range towards Cow Creek Hut. A siognpost 'Waingawa River' marks the point.
A route also continues north from here over pt970 to Cow Saddle.