A huge thanks to all the volunteer crews that have been working on the trails over the last few weeks. A big shout out to the Wednesday crew, the Trail Saints, Team Shrugga and the crew that came to the Sunday Dig Day last weekend. While there are still only a handful of trails open, we are getting there and it will all magically come together soon!
By the end of next week we hope to have Firball, Firball Climb, IV Line and Tasman Journeys open
Work by crews continues in this area and we are hopeful that some trails will be open next weekend!! Thank you everyone for your patience.
Trails requiring digger work will take longer. These include:
The lower sections of Butters, Te Ara Koa and FDH have major, unstable slips and so these trails must be exited via the Coppermine back to Tantragee Saddle.
The GOOD NEWS is that the lower sections have now been assessed and we have a plan awaiting approval, with a Specialised Dig Day scheduled on 9 October to be on lower Te Ara Koa.
All trails from the summit of Fringed Hill heading towards the Maitai Valley remain closed. This is due to the Maitai Valley Road being closed between Two Arrows Archery and the Matai Dam, and so there is no way to exit these trails. We are working with NCC to try and get the road open during weekends for recreational access.
No change since 17 September update.
No further update since 17 September.
Thanks to a working bee last weekend, the following trails are now open:
Lodestone gully area remains closed as does the connection with Sylvan Forest via Oliver road.