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Old 02-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #41
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Kimbolton...had to google for that one. Is there a route through the Ruahine to Dannevirke? Would make a nice loop with a few places further south.
Looks like a pretty scenic and quiet area.

Only tramping tracks across the Ruahine's. There are a few roads/tracks that can get you to the top of the ranges - Takapari Road on the Western side gives a good view out towards Danniverke, Woodville etc.

Peep O'Day Rd.....what a name for a road
Good to see the Strom out again where it belongs.

How do you guys go through the winter months....are you high enough above sea level to get snow?
You can get snow on the ranges (I've had it on Takapari road and in Rangiwahia (near Peep O'Day road).

Did get snow here in Palmy a couple of years ago but that's the first time in 20 years for me.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #42
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Only tramping tracks across the Ruahine's. There are a few roads/tracks that can get you to the top of the ranges - Takapari Road on the Western side gives a good view out towards Danniverke, Woodville etc.

You can get snow on the ranges (I've had it on Takapari road and in Rangiwahia (near Peep O'Day road).
Bummer....thought there might be some local forestry roads/ tracks to cross the Ruahines (because Gmaps didn't show anything).

@snow...they're really the first line of ranges from the coast, I guess.

Ever been down to the Pahaoa River mouth? Just wondering if it would be worth it (while playing with the maps for another NI ride) http://goo.gl/maps/NZCpK
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Ever been down to the Pahaoa River mouth? Just wondering if it would be worth it (while playing with the maps for another NI ride) http://goo.gl/maps/NZCpK
Nope, but it looks interesting...
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