Forest Burn Shelter | Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

When the weather is foul, and it can be in a big way with so much walking above the bushline, ie, no protection, shelters like the Forest Burn Shelter are entirely handy.

Forest Burn Shelter might be a windowless box but it may give some respite from the weather.

You are not permitted to camp or stay here.

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category . . . shelter

hut fee . . . free

elevation . . . ~1270 m

bunks . . . none

built . . . 1986

heating . . . none

water . . . tap at water tank

toilet . . . longdrop

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Winter avalanche danger

Following the tragedy of Louis-Vincent Lessard and Etienne Lemieux in July 2015 here is a slideshow showing the avalanche zone between Luxmore Hut and Hanging Valley Shelter. The most dangerous area is either side of Forest Burn Shelter where Louis-Vincent and Etienne were found.

These images were taken in two trips in Spring during September and October of 2014.

Click on the thumbnail image below to get the slideshow started, then you can click on the left or right sides of the bigger images to go forward or back.

images from Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

Additional information about the Kepler Track can be found at Kepler Track | Fiordland National Park.

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