I had not been up in the Tararuas this season , and have a plan for later in the summer, so I thought I had better get some miles into my legs. I went up the Atiwhakatu track this morning, deviating onto the old track to find see whether the red mistletoe was in flower. It was, and it looked fabulous. The old track ... not so great .... as it is falling apart in places. Still, it was a lovely walk up to the newly built hut. It had a few visitors, and looks very nice - certainly a vast improvement on the old hut.