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Cookies Hut tramp Sunday 22 – Monday 23 November

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

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It was originally planned that this tramp would leave from Pudding Hill Stream and traverse Pudding Hill Range and Mt Bruce before dropping down to Cookies Hut which is located on the Swift River. A reconnaissance showed that this was too ambitious so we started from Double Hill Run Road, crossed Radcliffe Saddle and followed the Swift River to the six bunk hut. It takes about 3 ½ hours to reach the hut. In the background was a poor weather forecast but we were lucky as the predicted rain appeared after we finished the tramp.

The hut is an old musterers’ hut that DOC has renovated, making it quite comfortable.

An extra day would allow the group to explore some of the interesting looking hills in the area, including Mt Bruce.

NZTopo50 reference: BX20 Methven

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Trampers: Denise Cumberpatch, Gerald Edmunds, Ian Fussell, Russell Hignett, Kaye Young

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