Mt Horn via Sheepcamp and BikewheelIntermediate
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Front country - easily accessible
Open farmlandsOpen tussock/grasslandsOpen ridges/tops
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From the carpark, head along SH8 and then veer up the track on the right hand side after approx 800m. Head up track, instead of taking first switchback, head straight on farm track and down into wee creek. Follow track along through paddock and then switchback up the hill. Follow this track until about 3.7km in where you take a left hand track and head up the ridge rather than downwards. Head up past Sheepcamp (lots of evidence of sheep being here for long periods of time) until you get to top of the ridge. Head right and down to Bikewheel, which is the junction of a few tracks (there is a bike wheel on a rock). Take the left hand track and head down into Firewood Creek where you then climb back up and up to Mt Horn. Once you have bagged the trig at top you then take the left hand path down, head back down the hill following the 4WD track. You get to the top of the Reservoir Track and then follow the track underneath the power pylons back to the road where you first came off SH8.
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Features of interest
General great Central Otago scenery. Schist tors, lake views, trig to bag.
Make Up of Run
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 94%
Sealed Road: 6%
Car parking is just north of the Cromwell Bridge on the side of state highway 8.
Plenty of parking at the start of the track.
Name: Northburn Station
Telephone: Anybody who wants to run/walk/bike on Northburn Station must complete a new H&S form. Please call in to BNZ Cromwell branch and see Barb to sign the form. You must also get permission from the farm manager Ben before going on Northburn Station. Contact phone number is 0276295915
Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.
Can fill bottle at Firewood Creek - but treat it first.
Gets snow in winter if you are lucky. Very windy and exposed on ridges, so warm layers needed at those times.
Plenty of rocks for you to roll an ankle on.
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