This was another lucky day of us. We were told that 5 days before our tramping, the weather were not so good and people couldn't even see the blue lake! Yet we had a super Sunny and Windy(blow away the glooming cloud) day! God Bless!
A little fact of the crossing. This is one of the most spectacular tracks in NZ. About 19.4km walk, starting from Mangatepopo Hut and ended at Ketatahi road, so you'll need a transport for the crossing as the starting & end point is different. It takes about 7-9hrs walk (depends on your pace), and how's the scenery? It's awesome awesome awesome! Take a look!
After the energetic breakfast, we brought along the prepared pack lunch, ready to go!
There is a 'Stop! Consider Turning Back' Signboard before we reach here... Turning back??! Nah... no way!
The very first 'Cloud Sea' in my life...
that I always wanted to see it in 'lin ming shan' here in M'sia but no chance...
|阳光普照却凉凉的，四周环境又有沙洲的荒凉感，感觉真的很奇妙和特别 (再次大乡里 ^_^)|
The Sun was so strong yet it was windy and cozy, a desert-like plateau, the snows were waving to us...
Walking along the mountain, all the way up! Human become so little in front of the mother nature...
Looks very similar with Mt KK's peak huh? But KK was way higher!
Some little sand(stones??) went into my shoes... hmn, such a photo huh? Plus point to the photo shooter. Hahaha
The mind lifting blue lake shows up, presenting itself in a calm, serene and elegant way....
A beautiful Emerald Lake, mineral leached from surrounding rocks contribute the emerald...
Backpack as my tripod, gloves to prevent the strong wind blow away my camera, just for this special moment!
Wind Breaker Off! Yeah baby, if we don't do something stupid now, when shall we do it?? Here we go, fighting with the wind and made post and say 'cheese'!
A memory for myself, as not sure when will have the next chance to be in 'discovery channel'...
Had our sandwich here, stayed about...30mins? Such a beautiful scenery, why rushing to continue while we were way ahead our schedule?
Looking back, kind of a breathtaking...the descending path are all lose stones, pretty testing on your balancing and momentum...
Wanna do this long ago! Yes, looks very idiot but man I wanna try it! Not bad mah right? ( I think the westerns were controlling not to shake their head now...)
Hmnm, walking on this kind of route for 3hrs plus, what say you eh? Kind of depress leh...hehehe...
Ta da! Done! And we've got a cert and a t-shirt, and a wonderful dinner!
Crossing trek info
Gives you the idea of the altitude across the track
Been there, Done it, No Regrets.