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Governator 2 - Judgement Day, Canterbury

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Governator 2 - Judgement DayIntermediate

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Trail Information

7.70km

440m

440m

 

Canterbury

Christchurch

Urban fringe

Combo

Very hilly

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops
Volcanic

Intermediate

1:30 (Slow)
1:15 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)

-12.5%

+14.6%

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Description

This hills above Governors Bay provide a variety of options for those who love vert, and lots of it. This version provides a short sharp hitout with lots of views and a good gutbusting ascent up the Bush Rd Track. The first 3 km or so is the easiest, with a nice stretch along the Crater Rim Track over three lumps and bumps along to the carpark at the Sign of The Bellbird. You then want to head straight down the hill towards Lyttelton Harbour on Ella's track, which quickly links onto the Cass Ridge track. Follow all the way down until the track turns east onto O'Farrells Track. Sidle eastbound for a km or so looking of for the signpost indicating Bush Rd Track. This steep zigzagging ascent is your path all the way back up to the Crater Rim. Return to the start along the ridgeline tracks over Trig V for a little extra vert.


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Features of interest

Great views. Patches of native bush. Historic Sign of the Bellbird


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 50%

Moderate Single Track: 50%


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  • Access

    Start/ Finish at the Crater Rim Trail at Hoon Hay Reserve

    Room for a handful of cars at the start

    11 km

    23 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    Tracks are pretty well signposted, there is some scope for wrong turnoffs so make sure you pick up the right directions.

    Perfect throughout.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    Fill up at home

    Muddy after rain or in winter, have good grippy shoes

    Watch out for the occasional patch of stinging nettle in the bush

  • Post run indulgence

    Sign of the Kiwi
    Dyers Pass
    http://www.signofthekiwi.co.nz/
    On the way home

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