TA day 88 Top Wairoa hut to Porter’s Creek hut

17km total 1913km

7.5 hours

The weather is cool and I am feeling great. I am fast going up to the first ridge and really enjoyed the walk. It was a little bit windy but it was okay. I passed the 1900km mark and damn the time and the kilometers are flying by. The trail goes the down to the Motueka river which I follow to reach hunters hut and have lunch there. Nice hut and great views from there. The afternoon is then like the morning: up and down through some steep terrain and across a lot of streams which brings me to the Porter’s Creek hut. I have a little bath there and enjoy the time with the other five hikers. The sun is an unusual color of red-orange because of the smoke from the Australian fires that are still going on. It almost matches the orange color of the hut.

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