Sunday 10th September. The Mukamuka stream & Mt Matthews were to be new “red line” for me. With numerous stream crossings, all very easy with a good gravel bottom, the sunshine made for a pleasantly warm walk out in the open.
Morning tea was at a rather breezy South Saddle, the initial climb towards Mt. Matthews (also red line for Julie) was very steep, in places there was still some icy snow. An area of extensive windfall slowed our progress but it was not too long before we arrived at the summit. There was a good view into Palliser Bay and the lower Wairarapa valley.
After a few photos it was time to turn around and head back, which turned into a race for some, and back to the vehicle after a really good 8hr walk.