P1040191 6144 1200 900 80Taking advantage of multiple public holidays around Easter and Anzac day we had a 10 day window to again explore the Ahuriri, this time with the Nelson Tramping Club. The long term weather forecast gave us a 4-5 days of fine weather which permitted us to do a circuit via Watson stream, South Temple and climb over the saddle back into the Ahuriri. It rained all day and night on day one leaving snow on the tops but then clear for 5 days before it turned to custard again. Then a day trip into Canyon creek. Our departure had us beat a hasty retreat down the four wheel drive track from the hut after a huge thunderstorm had the track underwater and very slippery underfoot for out all wheel drive Suzuki.