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Big Valleys, Big Smiles

The route plan for this trip was to head up the Molesworth on the 2014 official opening day and create a loop route with a few other valleys and interesting side tracks. The weather and terrain were great resulting in big smiles all round. 

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After catching up with Kenny at Hanmer it was up and over Jollies Pass
Reference Link : Jollies Pass Road
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Acheron Accommodation
House
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Acheron Rangers House
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Reference Link : Molesworth
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Quite a few bumble bees about, for some reason they were interested in crawling into my helmet
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First crossing of the Leatham River
Reference Link : Leatham River 4X4 Track
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First crossing of the Leatham River
Reference Link : Leatham River 4X4 Track
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Since the last visit, the second crossing of the Leatham River is narrower, deeper and swifter
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With the possibility of rain rising the river levels to unfordable heights we stayed on the safe side of the river
Reference Link : Caves Hut
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Heading out next day we had a run up Boulder Stream 4X4 Track
Reference Link : Boulder Stream 4X4 Track
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Reference Link : Boulder Stream 4X4 Track
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After lunch in St Arnaud it was off to the Porika Track
Reference Link : Porika Road
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Reference Link : Porika Road
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Then it was onto Maruia Saddle Road before heading back onto the tarmac and back to base
Reference Link : Maruia Saddle Road
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Reference Link : Maruia Saddle Road
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Reference Link : Maruia Saddle Road