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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map 42nd Traverse

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  • #16374
    alkyleda
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    • Bike: GASGAS EC200
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I’ve been riding in the 42 traverse for 25 years and I can say after all that time I still havent ridden all the tracks on the DOC map. The attached pic is a photo of the DOC map and all the coloured in tracks are the ones I’ve ridden…..actually I found another one the other week that I havent put on there. 🙂 I have an old Garmin gps that I dont have the cord (pre USB) to connect it to get the data off.

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    #16734
    Jonathan Billington
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW F650GS Dakar
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    A group of us went through on Monday, track is in good shape with only a few short sections of mud, despite all the rain we’ve had this summer!

    #18136
    Scubbo
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Heading North into into the 42nd traverse at about the 30km mark there is a big washout.

    I definitely don’t recommend taking a big bike on that trail until summer or wait till after it gets repaired. The washout is just too steep/slippery to traverse, it was difficult even on a quad with a winch

    The XTR125 after getting out of the 42nd.

    #18982
    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    My Attempt at the 42nd Traverse with the R1200GS

    #18996
    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Great video and commentary Joao.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    This makes me want to fit some knobblies to the DR and tackle this track again (in the dry)!

    #18997
    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @adscott8, I will be doing this when the weather warms up. It,ll be another weekend trip as @black-betty and I have unfinished business there.

    #19242
    Oscar
    Participant
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    We’re gonna have a crack at the 42nd this weekend.

    #19337
    Spazda13b
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    how did this trip go @oscar? is the track in a fair condition for quad bikes?

    #19356
    Oscar
    Participant
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    There’s been some work done, but it’s only gone 15 km or so.
    The main problem was that there is a big tree north of the main river crossing.
    It is only passable by bikes.

    We went up to the 10 man hut and that was pretty good.

    #19607
    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    True that @brainflex . Maybe early November? Same plan, but hopefully a different result next time. I’ve just registered the steed and have a couple of new tyres ready to go

    #19608
    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Sounds good. I’ll be in touch.

    #19663
    ss2fly
    Participant
    • Bike: KTM 540exc - modified
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I’m doing this again for the umpteenth time late this November. Been riding in here with Alkylda for the last 25 years

    The 42 Traverse ride is but one of a multitude of tracks in there, some are very knarly even when dry.

    There is always somewhere to explore and like Alkylda stated, we haven’t found them all yet.

    In fact, years ago we found a cave system we explored after parking up the bikes and a dam (there a a couple and we can find one) but we cannot find these places again….

    Easy to get lost so you gotta be careful if you go off the main track.
    I have ridden a lot of places in my 42 years and this is by far the best place to ride, bar none!

    Going to do this both ways on day 1 followed by Fishers track on day 2

    #19671
    andy mac
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    I agree it’s an excellent area for trail bike exploring, we’re going there this weekend.

    Are you thinking of the Okupata Caves near the old sawmill on Pukehinau Rd? There is a DOC sign on the roadside, we didn’t go far in without a torch.
    http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/central-north-island/places/tongariro-forest-conservation-area/things-to-do/okupata-caves/

    #19719
    andy mac
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Snow has crushed a lot of bush down onto the side tracks, making them very slow going.

    #19726
    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hows the main track?

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