Backing The Truck Up #7 – Back to Otanewaiuku Forest

Otanewaiuku ForestA week after our first ramble in May in the Otanewaiuku Forest near Te Puke we went back to explore some more. Across the road from our first outing to the lookout is another loop track so we headed off on this one that time. The wonderful thing about these tracks is that they are real tracks. No gravel, no drains along the sides, not so obvious that you couldn’t wonder sometimes whether you were still on the track. It has small orange markers just to reassure you that you are on the right path. It’s like how many tracks used to be, until high use required more and more materials and constructions.

The track loops through lovely forest with huge tall trees (rimus and others) and lush undergrowth.

Carpark Otanewaiuku Forest

Carpark Otanewaiuku Forest

Track sign Otanewaiuku Forest

Track sign Otanewaiuku Forest – you can walk a long way from here.

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest – how tracks used to be …

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest – there are some huge tall trees.

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

The end of the trail – Rimu Loop Track Otanewaiuku Forest

[Photos taken with Canon 5D Classic and processed via Lightroom – which really comes into its own on outings like this when the light is low and the noise is high.]
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