Snowdon Forest, Southland - January 2021
Members of Permolat Southland have been hard at work yet again, this time cutting and marking the track between Boyd Creek and the Upukerora River, using a grant from the BCT.
The Upukerora River drains the Livingstone Mountains, and eventually flows into Lake Te Anau. The track connecting it to Boyd Creek (a tributary of the Eglinton) crosses through lowland forests, clearings and wetlands, including Dunton Swamp. Prior to the Permolat Southland team’s work, the track was poorly marked in places.
The team included Alastair and Fleur Macdonald, Ross Mason and Les Scown, who completed about 64-person hours on the project. The track is now well sign-posted at both ends, with plenty of markers, notably at the exits and entrances on the clearings.
Team members would like DOC to request that LINZ re-instate the track on the latest Topo50 maps, as they were removed after 2009 (shown here).