9 December – a walk up Mount John

Our longest walk in N Z so far. About 10 km – up to the hill top Observatory and back the longer gentler way.  We followed instructions from a local leaflet.

The only map we needed on a fine summer day was the one in the picture. The tracks are clear, well signed when they diverge, and easy to walk along. I had the photo on my camera – just in case!

ready for action
not as steep as the Trig Track on Kapiti Island
out of the woods
welcome . . .
telescopes
toposcope

 

Lake Tekapo
Heights above sea level
Lake Tekapo: 710m
Mount John 1043m
Deepest point of Lake  120m

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