Length: from 4.0 up to 5.0 days
Distance: 39.9 km (26.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 326m to 1579m. Gain: 3487m. Loss: 3260m . Gradient: 10 deg
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)


NZTM2000: 1302315, 5103161 (alt: 363m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-26

From Blue Pools Carpark to Upper Blue Flats via Blue River Track
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Distance: 11.9 km (6.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 326m to 734m. Gain: 589m. Loss: 223m . Gradient: 4 deg
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow Blue River Track

Last updated by: Megturnbull at 2021-03-03 23:47:30. Experienced: 2008-12-26

NZTM2000: 1293821, 5107565 (alt: 735m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-26


NZTM2000: 1293811, 5107565 (alt: 735m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-27

From Upper Blue Flats to Upper Howe Creek via Maori Saddle & Douglas Saddle
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Distance: 12.0 km (8.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 609m to 1263m. Gain: 1161m. Loss: 1038m . Gradient: 11 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow Blue River Track to headwaters, climb to Maori Saddle, descend into and then follow Okuru River until below Douglas Saddle. Take open spur upstream of Bright Water to the bushline, follow slopes to reach ridge south of Douglas Saddle, traverse slightly north and descend into Howe Creek.

Last updated by: Megturnbull at 2021-03-03 23:47:39. Experienced: 2008-12-27

NZTM2000: 1297538, 5109756 (alt: 836m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-27


NZTM2000: 1297519, 5109748 (alt: 841m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-28

From Upper Howe Creek to Upper Fish Creek via Unnamed Saddle north of Mt Cameron
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Distance: 8.0 km (6.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 596m to 1579m. Gain: 985m. Loss: 875m . Gradient: 14 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow Howe Creek until spur below pt 1620. Follow open bush to bushline, ascend tussock slopes to ridge near pt 1620, travel NE and descend to Fish River.

Last updated by: Megturnbull at 2021-03-03 23:47:39. Experienced: 2008-12-28

NZTM2000: 1303629, 5111753 (alt: 944m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-28


NZTM2000: 1303624, 5111760 (alt: 944m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-29

From Upper Fish Creek to Haast Pass via Fish River & Mt Cross ridge
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Distance: 8.1 km (6.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 572m to 1517m. Gain: 752m. Loss: 1124m . Gradient: 14 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow Fish River to junction. Ascend open bush & tussock slopes from forks to Mt Cross ridge. Descend ridge and enter bush just past the tarn. Descend directly to Haast Pass.

Last updated by: Megturnbull at 2021-03-03 23:47:31. Experienced: 2008-12-29

NZTM2000: 1308282, 5109746 (alt: 572m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-02-20. Experienced: 2008-12-29



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