Pell Stream Hut

Lewis Pass Scenic Area

Grade: Fit

Event Status: Completed

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From Saturday 24 September 2022
To Sunday 25 September 2022

Cost: $45

Trip Leader:
Raymond Salisbury

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Phone: 021 135 8739
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This is a wet-boot tramp to a seldom-visited NZFS hut near Lewis Pass.

PLAN A: Day1: Drive 3 hours past Springs Junction. From the Marble Hill car park, ford the Maruia River upstream and follow a 4WD track alongside the Alfred Stream (1.5 hrs). Look out for track sign, prior to descending to Pell Stream, (where one can see Blackadder's Hut on the far terrace. This private hut is a left-over from gold mining.) Follow a good benched track to reach Gilchrist Creek and descend into Pell Stream. Head upstream, fording where required and exiting the stream bed onto a plateau to avoid a gorged section. Dropping back into the stream and then crossing 2km of grassy flats up to the hut.(4 bunks + woodstove).

Day 2: Return via same route. 6-7 hours one way.
Map Series: BT22, BT23.  See DOC WEBSITE

PLAN B: If the Maruia is flowing too high: We will book bunks in the new lodge at Lake Daniells, an easy 3 hours jaunt from Marble Hill.

Contact Ray by Wednesday night:  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Cell: 021 135 8739.
We will arrange a meetup point.

Map Series: BT22


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