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High Country Ride, Camp and Fish

I’d recently setup my sister’s Kawasaki Sherpa with a new luggage system so with the weekend’s weather forecast looking fairly tidy, it was a perfect opportunity to go for a debut run.

Last week�s fierce weather front dressed the valley in white leaving with it a noticeable chill in the air
The Sherpa 250 all decked out with new racks and RemoteMoto Adventure Panniers
The mighty Sherpa!
Setting a new Mototoken for the Hurunui River
Glassy conditions setting the Mototoken for Lake Taylor
Along the way we met up with Paul, Dan and Stefan and made our way to Lock Katrine for a bite to eat
Paul - Motomox
Playing puddle hooligans!
After riding to the end of the road with Paul, Dan and Stefan and them heading off, Kylie and I made camp and set off with the rods
Less than 10 minutes into it and the line was tight!
Got em!
Sending him back on his way
A wee while later Kylie had some luck
Kylie's first brown trout!
Sending him back on his way
Another wee brown being sent home. Nothing of great size was caught, but certainly great fun!
The successful fly
Overnight it dropped well below zero and didn't even begin warming up until about 8 a.m. A quick morning flick before packing up camp and setting off home
Stopping for a quick bite to eat and watching big browns swinging and feeding. This section of the river is closed until opening season, it's almost as though this trout knew that and was taunting us!
Another reliable run on the DRZ400
One last photo of some great scenery before hitting the tarmac and heading home
Author of this article: RMOTO