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Barker's for Brunch, Canterbury

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Barker's for BrunchIntermediate - Experienced

Submitted by Mike Steel

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Trail Information

38.00km

1170m

1170m

 

Canterbury

Arthurs Pass

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Riverside
Open ridges/tops

Intermediate - Experienced

Not Suitable (Slow)
5:30 (Moderate)
4:00 (Fast)

-7.7%

+7.7%

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Description

A summer-autumn in/out run to a spectacular high hut, when the rivers are low. Leave early so you have plenty of time to enjoy brunch and take in the expansive views at and around the hut. From the car head off up the Waimak river- crossing it towards Turkey Flat and on to the Anti-Crow hut. The marked track continues upriver and leads to Carrington hut (all very runnable).

From Carrington hut continue up the White River and as the valley sweeps round to the south-west cross onto the other side (not on the cableway). From here the going is slower, and routefinding is less clear, but you are simply heading up-valley. After crossing the gushing stream off the Cahill Glacier you need to negotiate a steep ravine (look for cairns). Once across this head steeply up the side of rocky knoll (the hut is on the top of this - head up with the knoll on your right) and cut back to the hut. The hut has an awesome location and views, by a tarn with big mountains around, and expansive views. Excellent place to spend some time and explore. Return the same way - going back is much easier.


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Features of interest

mountains, glaciers, tarns, rivers, and the highest hut in Arthur's Pass NP


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 30%

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 20%

Easy Single Track: 30%


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  • Access

    On the west coast highway between the Bealey Pub and Arthurs Pass is the main Waimakariri bridge, with Klondyke Corner just north of this (big flat campsite on the east side). At Klondyke corner turn west on the gravel road, drive to the end and park.

    Plenty of parking - reasonably secure, however turn your side mirrors in (to avoid keas removing your side mirrors - happened to us once).

    9 km

    9 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    take a topomap and read the links below

    Non-existent.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    plenty of water at huts and in the streams

    In winter/spring the route from Carrington to Barker Hut is often deep snow (with Avalanche risk) so not feasible for a run. The rivers also need to be low to negotiate them safely. Definitely a run that is best from mid-summer to early autumn, in settled weather, and not after heavy rain.

  • Post run indulgence

    Bealey Pub
    Bealey
    https://www.thebealey.co.nz/
    Moas and beer

    Sheffield pie shop
    Sheffield
    best pies between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass

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