Totara Flats & High Ridge – 17 – 18 June

The club trip on 17-18th June went to Totara Flats and High Ridge. Members John, Ben & Jason completed the trip. A mid-day start from Holdsworth carpark on the Saturday and we were off up to the Totara flats turn off for a late Lunch and Brew up. On the way we managed to pass many trampers which pleased John. The weather was nice and warm. Off down to Totara Flats hut for the night. What a surprise we had when on a nice Fine weekend no one else was in residence.
Sunday we were up pre daylight to get away on our long day to climb up to Flaxy knob. Some nice early morning views looking back down over the flats as the sun got up and we managed to get higher up the long steep ridge. We were not the only early risers and a few deer were seen as we climbed up the ridge. John made a brew for us all at the top of flaxy knob.
It was still quite a long walk till we reached the bush edge on high ridge. The above bush line section was nice and sunny with the odd patch of Icey snow from the Southey blast a few days earlier which made the breeze very cold. A very late lunch at 3pm was had in the shelter of Powell hut. After lunch is was to get as far down the mountain as we could before we had to dig out our torches for the last section of the trip out! A great weekend had by all.

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