It is an interesting area. One of those modified remote environments, still regenerating from logging and fire and now criss-crossed by 4WD tracks. The track rolls up the low ridges towards the southern Tararuas, which lay balnketed by snow. The landscape has an upside down cake aspect. Mature forest on ridgelines where the loggers couldn't reach is lapped at by the lighter green scrub stretching up from the valley floor.
After my recent injury problems it was great to get out there on a mission. The hills beckon.