It was a wet week in Christchurch leading up to the weekend and a very much wetter week on the West Coast. So Bill the Trip Leader, swapped the planned trip into the West Coast Cone Creek Hut to the East Coast.
On a cold Friday night eleven trampers arrived to a cosy warm batch at Lake Kaniere thanks to Claire and Sergey arriving early and lighting the fire. Over supper and a lot of laughs we decided that most of the group would attempt Mt Tuhua with two opting for the Kaniere Water race walkway.
It was a leisurely 8am start to our Saturday morning with our first stop at McDonalds for a coffee before even leaving Christchurch. The morning was warm and the six of us were feeling excited about the trip ahead, only Vesna had done this trip before so we were headed into unknown territory and looking forward to it.