Length: from 7.0 up to 9.0 days
Distance: 97.8 km (72.5 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Hard terrain
Altitude: 61m to 1395m. Gain: 7203m. Loss: 6760m . Gradient: 8 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) - Occasional rivers (3/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot, avalanche risk (3/7)


Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 12.3 km (5.5 DOC hours) - Benched track - Easy terrain
Altitude: 200m to 1048m. Gain: 908m. Loss: 68m . Gradient: 5 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Moir's Guide Ed 7, pg 124, Control Gates to Iris Burn Hut via Mt Luxmore

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-22

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 14.1 km (5.0 DOC hours) - Benched track - Easy terrain
Altitude: 458m to 1395m. Gain: 681m. Loss: 1266m . Gradient: 8 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot, avalanche risk (3/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Moir's Guide Ed 7, pg 124, Control Gates to Iris Burn Hut via Mt Luxmore

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-22

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 13.3 km (7.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 457m to 1248m. Gain: 826m. Loss: 370m . Gradient: 5 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Moir's Ed7, pg 122, Delta Burn head to Iris Burn
Moir's Ed7, pg 127 Upper Iris Burn

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-22

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 6.2 km (8.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 203m to 915m. Gain: 6m. Loss: 718m . Gradient: 7 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Moir's Ed7 pg 122, Delta Burn

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-22

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 2.5 km (2.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 424m to 539m. Gain: 157m. Loss: 62m . Gradient: 5 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Route guide in Moir's Ed7 pg 122, Delta Burn

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-22

Distance: 5.4 km (7.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Hard terrain
Altitude: 203m to 666m. Gain: 563m. Loss: 125m . Gradient: 7 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

From the Lake Boomerang outflow continue down the true right of Gorge Burn. Vegetation is thick, boggy, bouldery and windfallen and progress is slow with few deer trails at first.

Grassy flats at the head of Lake Cecil provide opportunities to camp.

The shores of Lake Cecil are steep and/or boggy and it is advisable to climb onto the terrace south of the lake, descending to the mouth of the creek entering the lake from the south where a boggy crossing is required. The remaining shore can be sidled 10-20m above the lake.

Continue down the lower valley sidling the southern valleyside negotiating a series of debris dams as you progress downstream. As the river begins to gorge out 1.5km from the lake, deer trails begin to appear, sidling at about 440m onto the broad terrace leading to pt556. Follow this terrace, climbing slightly. Drop NE down the spur 100m prior to reaching pt556. This spur descends parallel to the river, passing the falls 50m or so to their south. There are reasonable deer trails. A cut walking track can be picked up from the falls to the lakeshore at the river mouth.

Lake Boomerang outflow to Lake Cecil head: 1.5km, 1-2 hrs
Lake Cecil head to Gorge River mouth: 4.5km, 3-5 hrs.

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-21. Experienced: 2019-03-17

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 5.9 km (3.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 418m to 1119m. Gain: 516m. Loss: 739m . Gradient: 12 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Moir's p122 - Lake Boomerang to Fowler Pass
Moir's p117 - Fowler Pass to Bradshaw Sound via Tuaraki Stream

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-21

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 4.5 km (5.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 370m to 835m. Gain: 475m. Loss: 472m . Gradient: 12 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Not in Moir's but northern side looks fine from the pass. Hopefully southern side also as good as it looks on map...

Created by: Madpom on 2019-03-21

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 12.5 km (10.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear
Altitude: 61m to 1344m. Gain: 1507m. Loss: 591m . Gradient: 10 deg
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Route from Moir's Guide South. Ed 7
Pg 134. Lake Annie to Camelot River via Anehu Pass and Elaine Stream

Created by: Madpom on 2018-01-01

Distance: 4.2 km (4.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 436m to 1007m. Gain: 39m. Loss: 583m . Gradient: 8 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Route from Moir's Guide South. Ed 7
Pg 134. North Branch Awe Burn to Lake Annie

Created by: Madpom on 2018-01-01

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 1.7 km (3.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 427m to 1131m. Gain: 704m. Loss: 9m . Gradient: 25 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Route from Moir's Guide.

Ed 7. Pg 132. Oonah Saddle to Awe Burn

Created by: Madpom on 2018-01-01

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 7.6 km (8.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 779m to 1354m. Gain: 798m. Loss: 984m . Gradient: 14 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Route from Moir's Guide South.
Ed 7. Pg 132. Mica Burn Saddle to Oonah Saddle

Created by: Madpom on 2018-01-01

Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 7.6 km (5.0 DOC hours)
Altitude: 202m to 952m. Gain: 23m. Loss: 773m . Gradient: 6 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Route from Moir's Guide South.
Ed 7. Pg 132. Mica Burn

Created by: Madpom on 2018-01-01

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