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Monday, May 21, 2007

Otehake Hot Pools - 19-20th May 2007

Uncle Roddus Tramping Diary: Tramp No.65
Otehake Hot Pools - 19-20th May 2007

This was my first, and so far only trip, to the excellent Otehake hot pools. A CTC club trip, we left Aickens corner at about 11:00am on a warm Saturday for a moderatly easy walk into the pools, past the lovely Lake Kaurapataka, through some impressive beach forest and then over the flood route heading up the Otehake. Took us around five hours to get to the pools, which were in excellent condition, and set up camp in the awesome camping spot on the island in the middle of the river. The rest of the evening was spent soaking on the warm pools and eating cheesecake for dessert.
Sunday dawned overcast and wet and the rain came down heaver after breaking camp. A wet trip out and got back to the cars about 1:30pm.

Checking out the lake.

The lake.
Basking in the hot pool.
Uncle Roddus's new tent
Heading back out on Sunday.
Bolder hopping.
River Crossing.

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