Storm aftermath

July 3rd, 2013 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Went up Te Ahumairangi (Tinakori) Hill this morning for the first time since the storm. I think there were some signs up saying the tracks were impassable. This wasn’t quite the case, but it did involve a fair amount of climbing, on squeezing under fallen trees.


Fairly easy over that one.


Under that one.


The dog went under that one, and we went over it!


This was very thick to get through.


Under and over these ones coming up.



And the main Northern Walkway route has basically a trail of destruction on it towards the end.

3 Responses to “Storm aftermath”

  1. Lucia Maria (4,269 comments) says:

    Wow. I used to walk that track more 20 years ago (during lunch breaks, when I used to work there) and I have never seen damage like that. Incredible.

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  2. Andronicus (219 comments) says:

    Now I remember why I left Wgtn and came to Qland.

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  3. Viking2 (14,467 comments) says:

    Trees get old and roots die. Wind blows trees over especially when the soil is saturated. Quel surprise.
    Should have seen the aftyer math of bowler around Taupo and in the Minganui.
    Huge big natives and acres at a time flattened. Same with pines up Kiko rd.

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