Tobin AkehurstExplorer

  • Climb Mt. Cloudsley

    Park at the Hogsback Trailhead in Castle Hill Village. Follow the Hogsback trail by staying to the right at both upcoming "Y" intersections. Once you reach the bush edge, Long Spur and Mt Cloudsley come into view. Break off from the trail aiming f...

    8.7 miles 3937 ft gain

  • Hike and Climb at Castle Hill

    Follow the footpath from the car park. You will quickly arrive at Castle Hill, famous for it's incredible array of giant limestone formations. There is no official path so you are free to wander the maze of rocks. Look for arches and even signs of...

    2 miles

  • Hike Foggy Peak and Castle Hill Peak

    Park in the gravel roadside parking area at the highpoint of Porters Pass. Follow the faint use path up the lower scree slopes of Foggy Peak northward towards the summit. Upon reaching the summit of Foggy Peak the alpine traverse to Castle Hill Pe...

    8.1 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Climb Mount B'Limit

    Begin your adventure by hiking up the Temple Basin Ski Field access trail. Continue beyond the Ski huts to the upper basin below Mt Temple and B'Limit. Continue hiking under the rope tows to the saddle where the views will surly take your breath a...

    6 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Tukuhnikivatz

    From the parking area at La Sal Pass, follow a well defined but unmapped trail though meadow, brief forest, and then switchbacks up the prominent ridge just east of the summit ridge of Mt Tuk. Once on the ridge bear west (climbers left) along the ...

    6 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Cheeseman

    Follow the Hogsback Track until you reach the clearing just after the Waterfall Creek crossing. Hike through the clearing towards the toe of Mt Cheeseman's east ridge.Work your way up the ridge by linking a network of tussock slopes, ledges, scree...

    9.9 miles 4265.1 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Fyffe

    From the car park follow the old road grade which eventually narrows into a hiking path. At about the halfway point you will pass the Mt. Fyffe hut, a popular overnight destination. Track continues ever upward in a north-easterly fashion until you...

    10.6 miles 2952.8 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Isobel

    Start at the Waterfall Track Car Park. Follow the Waterfall Track along Dog Stream and through thick beech forest until the intersection with the Mt. Isobel Track (all intersections are well signed). Here, a quick detour brings you to Dog Stream F...

    5.6 miles 2624.7 ft gain

  • Winter Overnight in Lake Angelus Hut

    This is a popular and crowded route in summer months, but in winter you could have this 28 bunk hut with a stove all to yourself!Begin by climbing switchbacks to the summit of Mt Roberts and then following the crest of Robert Ridge. The route is e...

    7.5 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Hike the St Arnaud Track in Nelson Lakes NP

    Park in the Kerr Bay Car Park and take a moment to enjoy views from the iconic Kerr Bay Dock.The well signed track starts just to your left.The lower section of the walk crosses moraine terraces deposited by past glaciers while gaining very little...

    3.4 miles 3668 ft gain

  • Hike the Gunnison Route

    Immediately upon arriving, secure a permit to scramble down 1,800ft in one mile to the Gunnison River. There are no hiking trails below the rim of the canyon, and because of its relentless steepness and rock exposure, the only existing routes are ...

    2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Walk in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

    From the parking lot walk along any paved walkway until you spot a posted map (they're all over the place) then plan your day's adventure around the parks many attractions. Some of my favorite places to visit include the Cunningham House, the Heri...

    2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Winter Mountaineering in Arthur's Pass

    Several mountaineering routes start right off the road in Arthur's Pass making it a great alpine training ground with nearly endless opportunities. Many of the routes are just hiking routes in summer, but in winter snow piles up to transform them ...

  • Hike to the Summit of Mt. Herbert

    Begin at the trailhead at the end of the gravel road in Orton Bradley Park. The trail follows a stream through an impressive forest of Beech, Kauri, Eucalyptus and Cypress. The trail eventually emerges from the forest and begins climbing through ...

    9.3 miles 2985.6 ft gain

  • Summit Castle Peak, Mount Rainier NP

    Start this route at the Narada Falls Parking lot. This route starts by following Stevens Canyon Road until you arrive at Reflection Lakes after 1.5 miles. About halfway along the lakeshore a path breaks off to the right into the forest. This is a ...

    6 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Explore Ohau Waterfall

    Prepare yourself for the cutest walk you will ever go on! This short trail follows a stream filled with playful, furry, seal babies! Over a hundred seal pups come to Ohau Stream and Waterfall every winter. They come here to hone the skills they wi...

    0.2 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Robert's Point (Franz Josef Glacier)

    This trail is one of my favorite in New Zeanand. It wasn't so much 'built' as it was 'discovered'. The trail follows natural erosion and clean exposed flows of glacier carved granite walkways.You will enjoy thick, green rainforest, the reflective ...

    7.6 miles 1640.4 ft gain

  • Hike to the Blue Pools

    From the carpark the trail can easily be identified across the street. A short walk through native beech forest and over a long swing-bridge takes you to the boardwalk just before reaching the bridge over the Blue Pools.  

    0.3 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Medicine Bow Peak

    Medicine Bow Peak (12,014ft) is the highest summit in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. There is a network of quality alpine trails leading around the mountain and up to the summit. Stop in at the Visitor Center in Centennial for a free map of the area ...

    1.6 miles

  • Explore Milford Sound

    Milford Sound can be explored by land or sea. Short hiking trails departing from the main parking lot are numerous and well signed, walk along the Foreshore Trail or up into the hills for expansive views.Going on a cruise is an exciting way to get...

    1.2 miles 1 ft gain

  • Day Hike to Harris Saddle (Routeburn Track)

    The Routeburn Track is world famous, and with good reason. But the because it is a through hike that requires multiple hut reservations and an expensive car-shuttle or two day bus ride to complete, many people feel overwhelmed or underprepared. Th...

    14.3 miles 2460.6 ft gain

  • Climb Mount Stuart

    Global climbing legend Fred Beckey once said, "[Mount Stuart is] without a rival as the crown peak in the central Cascades of Washington, Mount Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of exposed granite in the United States".To ascend ...

  • Hike Lake Wanaka and Photograph the Famous Tree

    To begin this hike park in the lakeside lot on the west edge of town and begin walking counter-clockwise around Lake Wanaka. The first destination you will reach is the famed Wanaka Tree, which is easily recognized by the crowds of people around i...

    13.7 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Lake Alta

    From Queenstown drive to the Remarkables Ski Field. The road features incredible views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Shotover Canyon and the Southern Alps. The road takes you far above tree line into alpine high country.From the parking area it is...

    2 miles