Hodder valley, Inland Kaikoura Range

Dawn, looking down the Hodder valley in winter. The Hodder huts are just out of sight, around the corner. A waterfall which sometimes freezes in winter is just a bit further up the valley. Tapi is about an 1800m climb from the huts. This is the standard approach. Getting to the Hodder huts from the Awatere river involves about 99 river crossings while following the Hodder river. The Hodder is not big... but usually big enough to get cold wet feet!

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