Category Archives: Toaroha Valley

Big Wet in the Toaroha Valley (Part 2)

I've spent a week in the Toaroha Valley and have been pinned down by an ongoing storm.  I've abandoned an attempt to exit via the Diedrich Range and have used a flooded stream to return to the hut in the upper valley. My encounter with the side stream suggests that even though it has stopped…
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Big Wet in the Toaroha Valley (Part 1)

Big Wet in the Toaroha Valley The Whitcombe Valley is one of the most rugged, remote and iconic places in New Zealand.  Those who have hunted there are legendary for their hardiness and the river has swallowed any number of adventurers.  My ambition for this trip is to cross the Whitcombe Pass and reach the…
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