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Month: March 2016

ZL1/WK-024 – Pureora. A Summit for Easter Weekend ticked off

Somewhere out between Te Kuiti and Taupo on DoC land, Pureora Summit calls itself home.  Getting to the base car park was easy driving (metaled road) and the tramp to the summit was gentle for the most part, although as you near the summit there are a lot of steps.   Conditions were perfect for a tramp until we neared the summit and light drizzle came …

ZL1/MW-087 – A little stop in Taihape

Today’s adventuring saw Warren dabbling his SOTA feet on the hills and air-waves of Taihape.   This morning we left home at 4.30am to meet up with other HAM’s for a visit to Irirangi to see the workings of the army radio operations sites.  There was a good turn out for this event and after lunch at the Waiouru Army Museum Cafe we high tailed it …

Ngongotaha near Rotorua

After leaving Taupo the plan was to head home, though as our feet were sore and Taupo township was bedlam due to the iron man competition on that day we headed Rotorua way for some lunch and an intended stop to soak out feet in the foot pools, though another summit was first on Warrens wish list after our lunch.   We headed to Ngongotaha and …