You can plan your tramping future, but in New Zealand, the weather has a big say. Plenty of mountain passes or potentially swollen rivers to cross that may impact progress.
Nelson has received above-average rainfall for each month since February. Now La Niña is kicking in, and that means long-term gloomy skies, plenty of showers, like every day, with an occasional deluge.
Kinda hard to work out where to go in the immediate future.
Canterbury has been seriously flooded, and that’s on top of the snowmelt. Might have to wait until February for there.
The West Coast might be possible, but the 10-day forecast from yr.no, usually reliable, predicts 100 and 66 mm on days next week.
The area predicted to be least affected is South Marlborough, where I’d just come from. I have to admit I have been planning on that corner of the world for a few years, but life intervened.
With the huts called Lost Stream, Siberia, and Top and Bottom Misery, I think I may have a compelling case.
I just need the weather to follow the forecast, as a few unbridged rivers will be required to be crossed.