Left or Right on Stage 3 Trek – Directors’ Thoughts
Saturday 3rd March 2018
The race is unfolding in an exciting way today as Stage 3 brings a new set of challenges for a growing number of teams who have made it onto the trekking stage through the Crombie River area towards Lake Poiteriteri. Competitors have been anticipating a difficult time through this stage that includes paddling south on the lake onto the top section of the Waitutu River then onto the Slaughterburn to Lake Innes and Lake Hakapoua.
Different routes have been chosen by several teams opting to go along the coastal beach while the bulk of teams are bush bashing. Race Directors Adam Fairmaid and Warren Bates discuss the pros and cons of both options…