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We tramped up the Whitcombe, over Frew Saddle to the Hokitika, over to Poet Hut then back out by the Toaroha. Spent the first night under a tent fly in a southerly after failing to make it to Frew Biv, made it to Poet hut on the second day (first people on six months), then Cedar Flats on the third. Awesome tramp but three long hard days.
 Setting of from the Whitcombe road end
 
 Cableway to Rapid Creek hut
 
 Hil winding me in
 
 Rapid Creek
 
 Colliers Gorge boulders
 
 Colliers Gorge
 
 Hil in the boulders
 
 Hil
 
 Bridge over Colliers Gorge
 
 Scary 2-wire bridges
 
 Track to Frew Biv
 
 Steep river to cross
 
 Fresh snow around our forced-camp
 
 Hil on Frew Saddle
 
 Frew Saddle
 
 Upper Hokitika river
 
 Summit above Steadman Creek
 
 Tom on summit
 
 Hil
 
 Descending towards Poet hut
 
 Descending to Poet hut
 
 Upper Toaroha
 
 Toaroha river rapids--very low but looking good
 
 Steep boulder-sieve rapids
 
 More boulder sieve mess
 
 Gorge by Cedar Flats hut
 
 Mt Steadman Panorama
 

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