Friday, February 9, 2018

Eastside Routeburn To The Flats Hut

We did this day hike in 2009, preparing for the larger Routeburn tramp, then as part of the descent on the Routeburn; then the day hike again in 2014. It's a beautiful 4-5 hour walk, mostly astride a beautiful river, to the high Flats and the DOC hut there.
They're still trying to eradicate many of the small predators
introduced in the 19th century, in order to save the kiwis and
other defenseless critters

After ten years of this, Vicki no longer has to conquer her fear
crossing swing-bridges; in New Zealand, anyway

Mountains, forests, river

Violent, big white-water, then beautiful, still, green pools

The water here is about a foot deep, but so clear as to be

Trap (and not the "Hav-a-heart" variety)

In the Flats

The Flats Hut

Standard manicured Great Walks Track

Endless beeches, ferns, fern trees

End of hike

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Love the photo of Vicki on the swinging bridge...and the clear stream. Sure didn't look like there was water in it.