|Testing the GPS in Alex. We walked to a |
trig point that we KNEW the coordinates for.
The GPS was 24 meters off N/S.
|Snack: The reward after crossing Roaring Meg.|
Mark dropped us off at Roaring Meg in the Kuwaru Gorge (we left another car on the other side at Lowburn Station). The walk up Roaring Meg was mostly in the rain. We were both very glad to get the river crossing done without adventure.
|View up Roaring Meg - river just out of view below terraces.|
|At the Saddle. Clouds obscure Cardrona Skifield in the distance.|
|Downhill towards Meg Hut|
|Meg Hut - on the flats - with a stand of |
now-dead pines, plus remains of old stone
hut built in 1890.
|The fire! Inside Meg Hut|
|The firewood source- next to 'upper'|
|Meg Hut in the morning|
|Looking back down towards Meg Hut.|
|A dusting of snow on the tops.|
|View from tops|
|Tussocks and snow .. and view.|
|Looking towards Deep creek Hut (out of view)|
|Deep Creek Hut|
Next day we headed up (another) hill to the tops, and after poking around looking at a shearing shed, it was down to Lowburn station. An excellent break, and I saw lots of geology, and my feet are quite sore. I really should just throw my boots in the rubbish, that way I won't get blisters from them again. I've had them nine years, so they have had a good innings.
|Cloud - burning off from the valley below|
|Lake Dunstan, Lowburn Station|
|Terraces above lake Dunstan.|
|Yes, our sheepish welcoming committee.|