Ritchies Hut - High Country

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:08
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Hi all,

Plan on doing the walk up to Ritchies Hut from 8 mile camp in the High Country. Can anyone tell me how strenuous it is. Last time I was there I noticed the sign said 4 hour return. Was going to take the folks along as well but I don't want to kill them or anything!!

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Rob - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 18:13

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 18:13
I've done this several times - I would say that 4 hours is perhaps a little
short. Especially if you want to do some fishing up there. Difficult to convey
how strenuous it is - but you are basically following the river so not too difficult.
There are some sections which take you a hundred meters above it which
afford wonderful views.

I believe there are actually 2 tracks - one which sticks on the river (& there
are several crossings which are better suited to horses than humans). The
other as described above.

After rain, the final section before the hut may be a bit soft - but nothing too

Have fun - it's a wonderful part of the world!


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Follow Up By: SimonIT - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 08:55

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 08:55
G'day Rob,

Thought I'd just post an update. Did the trek to Ritchie's hut on Saturday. Was a bit worried in the morning because some really low cloud came in, but by the time we'd had lunch etc... it cleared to a perfectly clear day which made the trek very enjoyable. As you mentioned there are some stunning views along the way. It was also good to see the river up a fair bit following the recent rains - we certainly need it.

Lovely spot - recommend it to all.

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