A 13 KM hike up the gentle side of Kapakapanui a 1089 meter high hill behind Waikanae with a knee shattering descent down the steep side.
We did the tramp on 28 of April a day of two parts. It was sunny and partly cloudy below 500 meters. Above 500 meters it was cold, wet, white and windy - a hike in the clouds really.
With Mike Gilbert and Andrew Bichan - honorary members of the Wellington Alpine Naturalist Club.
- a snug little hut,
- a yield sign hung in a tree just up from a trail junction, and
- a trig station a meter out of place.
Mike is planning to run the trip as part of the WTMC family group trip in June. Unfortunately we will be unable to attend as we have a prior commitment.