A repeat trip to Trig M, this time the shorter route from Starvation Gully, mainly to see the area after fairly heavy snowfall. It’s a fairly steady 1.5-2 hour climb to the top, with most of the ascent achieved early on. The views are very good, particularly of Lake Lyndon and towards the Craigieburn Range. Trig M can also be climbed from the other side of Porters Pass on the Coach Stream Track – that is a bit longer but more interesting (except for the section through farmland).
Track notes at the end.
Trig M from Starvation Gully: The Scenery
There’s a vehicle layby besides SH73, on the Lake Lyndon side of Porters Pass going down the hill (from Christchurch). From there it’s up a vehicle track to eventually meet the Coach Stream Track, and then further up to the summit. It’s all pretty steady walking and easy to navigate. It’ll take about 2.5-3 hours return. There’s more information on walks in the area in this DOC brochure.