|The way in: Okuku river|
|Morning porridge, 7 am|
|Drinking water straight from the stream without having to boil it. I love it about New Zealand and its many tracks.|
|Climbing up onto Cattle Peak Route and circling back to Pinchgut Hut via Whare Route|
|Looking back towards farmland and the ocean behind it|
|Looking back towards Cattle Peak Route which we climbed that morning - the route runs directly on the ridge of that mountain which tops at 1081 m above sea level|
|Lots of Manuka bushes amongst other stuff|
|Working my way down Whare Route which at times was a heck of a steep, slippery place|
|Evening at the hut, relaxing, before spending the night at the hut and heading home|
PS. And upon returning home, when the weather changed, this is the view we got on our front lawn.
That's not snow.