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Rusty and I were itching to get out of Dunedin the weekend after classes ended, so we rented a car and drove up to Mount Cook National Park to do a bunch of dayhikes and stay in the YHA there.
Benmore Dam, in central Otago-? We camped nearby on our way to Mt. Cook.
Realizing it'd be safer to find a place to stop for the night,...
Some of the ferns the typically underly the denser forests in Mount Cook...
Zay at Mount Cook
While hiking up the track to Sealy Tarns, we had an excellent view...
Moeraki Boulders at Dusk
Some of the Moeraki Boulders at high tide.
Mount Cook Lily
A specimen of the infamous Mount Cook Lily, growing next to a spring.
Mount Cook Village
Mount Cook Village from the trail up to Sealy Tarns
Mount Cook from the road along the lake.
A close-up of Mount Cook, taken from Hooker Lake. Do you see the face peeking...
The lake behind Benmore Dam, early morning, in central Otago.
Benmore Dam and our car!
We did a quick dayhike near Benmore Dam ("to see what we could see")....
Rusty and Mount Cook
Rusty checking the map at Hooker Lake, with Mount Cook in the background
Rusty and mountains
Rusty, on the edge of Muller Glacier, with a mountain ridge behind him
Well, THIS picture didn't scan well. Rusty, on our way up to Sealy Tarns,...
Zay at the snowline
This was as far as we could go on the track up to Mueller Hut- we'd need...
The path up to Sealy Tarns
This is looking at the path up to Sealy Tarns. Yes, it's extremely.
Zay on a Boulder
A picture of me sitting on a "newly-bor
n" Moeraki Boulder...
A pair of Paradise Shelducks on Blue Lakes in Mount Cook National Park.
Rusty, drinking from a spring we found bubbling up at the base of a...
A matagouri plant on the edge of one of the Blue Lakes. Matagouri is...
Another of the local prickly plants, this one is a female Golden...
Bored with the little trail around the Blue Lakes, we decided to go...
article published 11/14/2002
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Thanks for the reminder of our own visit to your fantastic country and in paricular the area featured in this album.
, November 15, 2002
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