Day 90. The Rakaia River and Methven. January 31, 2016.
Lake Evelyn on Harper Road km 2222 to Coleridge Road km 2241
The road walk out was uneventful. Brett and I hitched into Methven together. 2 hitches, 2 hours, 41 km.
The Rakaia River is a huge braided river and so unsafe to cross that the official TA routing is to hitch around. It is listed as a hazard zone. I needed more food anyway.
Methven is a great hiker town. It is small and easily walkable. It’s a ski resort town so it has great restaurants. The Mt Hutt Bunkhouse is great. I’m the only one in a 5 bed dorm room. Very nice.
Alex and Helen are here. Plus 2 other TA hikers. This afternoon Brett, Sean and Arno hitched back out to the other side of the river.