Hellfire Circuit Plus

Leader
Leader: 
Mike Drake
Trip
Date Start: 
Mon, 31.12.2018
Destination: 
Hellfire Circuit Plus
Status: 
Done
Private: 
No
Duration: 
6d
Description: 

Hellfire, Misery, Branch, into the head of Judges and Coldwater Creeks. Finish by heading over to Lees Creek.

"This is a spectacular round trip, crossing high passes of the Raglan Range into seldom-visited valleys."

Tramping in the South Island, Sven Brabyn

Cutoff Date: Please advise by December 23.

Day 1: Cross swing bridge to Lees Creek then along the flats to Hellfire Stream and spend New Year's Eve by the tarn at the head of the valley.

Day 2: Cross to Misery Stream and down to Bottom Misery Hut.

Day 3: Head up Branch River to the infrequently visited Branch Biv.

Day 4: Continue up Branch River, cross the head of Judges and camp by the tarn on the way to Coldwater Creek.

Day 5: Cross into Lees Creek and camp at the head of the valley.

Day 6: Continue down Lees Creek and out. 

Grading
Grade: 
F
Scale determination: 
Manual
Cost
Sealed: 
234 km
Unsealed: 
14 km