musings about me, who I am, where I am going.. and what I'm doing...
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
so we started along this path on a beautiful sunny Saturday..
clear blue skies the whole way... even though there were warnings that the weather might turn bad later in the day .. or on Sunday
we reached the top of the ridge... to here ... and I tell you, it was slog the whole way! My thighs are still burning despite the stretch at yoga class last night!
where we were planning on staying the night ... but was not recommended by DOC due to inclement weather on its way, so we ate lunch, and toddled back down the "hill". We were climbing with the architect who designed this building, he was fascinated as he had only ever been helicoptered in during the building and for the opening about 8 years ago, and had never walked in before, so he was pretty stoked!
managed to catch this avalanche in full motion, absolutely amazing, usually by the time you hear an avalanche, it is all over.. but this one was a biggie, and very close by. We heard many over the day, but mostly they were on the other side of the mountains.
Fantabulous views! In the pikkie above you can see the trail meandering in the Hooker Valley to the Glacial Lake Hooker, with the Majestic Mt Cook .. or Aoraki, in the background
...and quite a bit of snow.... winter heading our way huh!