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Tribulation Hut

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Tribulation Hut tramp 16 & 17 August 2020

Take blue skies, no wind, stunning scenery and a great team of trampers and you have a fabulous tramp like this one.

The tramp starts from the bridge over Redcliffe Stream on Double Hill Run Road and initially follows the Redcliffe and then Jacks Streams. The next two hours are spent gently climbing to Redcliffe Saddle, then sidling around a high plateau before descending to the Swift River and the hut. Situated in a tussock filled valley it was originally a musterers’ hut. It has been reconditioned with a new floor and a general spruce up which make it mouse proof and draught free. BUT it can get cold in winter – frost formed soon after the sun went down and water containers inside the hut froze overnight.

As well as the stunning scenery one notable feature of the landscape was the profusion of flowering Kowhais near the start of the tramp.

Distance (one way): 9.52 km

Elevation gain: 575 metres

Descent: 220 metres

Time: about 4 hours

Trampers: Chrissy McCausland, Julie Wolbers, Sandi Leith, Gerald Edmunds

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