Colonial Knob figure of eight, Medium trip.
11 July 2012
Nineteen people attempting a convoluted winter assault on Colonial Knob (458m) were rewarded for their courage by a sunny, still day.
From the park entrance on Raiha St, Elsdon, we headed roughly north to explore the intriguing kohekohe forest of the Porirua Scenic Reserve, much of it following a rough possum trap track, gradually circling and climbing to the main track leading to the Knob.
We were able to lunch in warm and relaxed fashion, enjoying the splendid 360° views. After dropping in a southerly direction from the summit, we wandered past the pretty lake at the bottom of the valley and returned to a farm road, where we ascended once more towards the ridge and the sun for our afternoon tea break.
The trip finished on the well-groomed track that drops down through the bush to the carpark on Raiha St. Total achievement: 5½ hours of winter happiness. JB
Those on the trip were:
- Party members
- Paul Armstrong, Janet Atkinson, Joan Basher (leader and scribe), David Castle, Colin Cook, Mike Crozier, Ken Fraser, Paddy Gresham, Susan Guscott, Justin Kerr, Howard Larsen, David Ogilvie, Lindsay McDonald, Tricia Neyland-French, Wayne Perkins, Nina Price, Bob Stephens, Bill Wheeler, Lynne White