Tree Trunk Gorge, Turangi, New Zealand
Box and stamp by Kennamtn and Rivergeek, clues and placement by Team Psychokiwi
Placed 26 March 2005
Kennamtn and Rivergeek visited NZ in March 2005 and met up with some of us
Wellington letterboxers to say Hi and do a swap. Moab Utah has the most stunning
scenery, with wonderful geological formations, as well as great boxing! We
decided to place Kennamtn and Rivergeek's boxes in a NZ environment which was
also of great geological interest.
From the Desert Road (State Highway One) take Tree Trunk Gorge Rd (the next
road south of Kaimanawa Rd). Drive over the Gorge and park opposite the trail
head to Kaimanawa Rd. Walk down until you reach a grove of massive old beech
trees - you will eventually get to a beech tree that has fallen across the path
and has had a chunk sawn out of it to allow you to pass through. The green mossy
trunk is over waist high, so it won't be easy to miss! Facing the massive root
ball, go down the right-hand side about 8 paces and look under the trunk
(under some bark) just before the root ball. And Go Nar! (whatever that
Continue down for a couple of minutes to check out the river, then either
turn back or continue on the trail to reach the other nearby boxes:
Hi Yo Silver
and Moab Greetings. You can drive to them all
separately, for 10-20 minutes walks each, or, for the more adventurous, hike to
them all through the various walkways through the Kaimanawa Forest Park
(estimated 2-3 hours return with at least one river crossing).
Note that the conditions on the Central Plateau can be very extreme - please
take care and go prepared.
And don't forget to check out the gorge itself - fantastic!!
Please email us if the box needs
Monday, 26 November 2007 10:05 PM