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Hills and Valleys and Forest - Map Available
Hills and Valleys and Forest – Map Available
Foot, Coaching
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Event Date

Sun 07 Apr 2024

Meet at 9:30am. Remember daylight saving ends!

Hutt Valley
Central
OHV Park Mapping
Lower Hutt

No
Not Applicable
Event Location
Park on the east side only of George Gee Drive. That's off London Rd Korokoro. From Wgtn exit SH2 in the 80kmh zone at Petone. Or 1km uphill walk from Petone Stn. Many options from the Hutt.
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Event Information

Following our session at Battle Hill, the next step is to practice contours in the bush. Targeted at orange and red level students in OHV or at school in the Hutt Valley. And in fact anyone who wants to practice off-track nav. Unsuitable for yellows and whites.

Starting from "The Bulldozer Track" in Korokoro we'll do several loops in native bush without using the tracks. It's a repeat of a session we ran last June. We'll focus on reading the contours when you can't see so far.

As usual we envisage running in pairs or posses with frequent breaks for discussion. TBH running may not be truthful, this is NZ native bush which is rough and slippery underfoot. But very beautiful and lots of birdsong! We'll be finished by noon and probably decamp to a cafe. An RSVP by noon Sat will let us think about pairs and groups.

Print your own maps from the link below. Use the "best" setting on your printer, if you haven't got one please ask.  You'll absolutely need a compass, and OHV has a rule that whistles are carried in non-urban events. There will be standing around discussing, so a warm top in a small backpack would be sensible. No charge.

Here is the map file.

Contact Details
Michael Wood
027 232 4310




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