New trails on the way

Filed under: 7 Mile,Backcountry,News,Trail Building — Posted by:Brendhan on 14/10/2012
two men on a motunatin side with GPS equipment

Bruce and Jason getting pro on a scope in primo conditions

With the new section of trail to Moke Lake nearly complete the club are about to make a start on the next projects in the club’s backcountry network plan that Tom (President Tom that is) has put together. ¬†Next up is a new trail from the bottom of ¬†Greengates on Coronet peak down to the Skippers saddle. ¬†The guys have been out scoping out the lay of the land and mapping out the route. ¬†We are hoping to start on this in a month or so with a view to completing it this summer.

Field archaeologist writing on pad

Because of the gold mining remains on the Moke Lake trails we need Archaeologist reports in order to get permission to build them.

The club is also finalising the paperwork for the next section in the Moke Lake loop trail.  This section will follow an old water race allowing riders to return to 7 Mile from Lake Dispute avoiding the road section.  As well as the usual DOC paperwork and legal agreements this trail has involved archaeologists and the historic places trust because of the gold mining history of the area.  The club has secured funding from the walking access commission for this section of trail as the whole Moke Lake loop will be a dual use trail.  We are hoping this will also be complete this summer completing the full off (sealed) road loop of Moke Lake and Lake Dispute.

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