Total kms: 299
I got out! And my what a day! Thanks to the advice of wanaka DOC office i set my mind on doing an overnight hike through Mt Aspiring National Park to Aspiring Hut, with side trips to view Rob Roy Glacier and Lincoln Hut.
After a satisfying breakfast of bacon and eggs and an espresso, I walked a couple of km and obtained about three lifts to the trailhead at Rasberry Creek, the final hitch with Olivia, who is doing a similar job to me back home! But she is from the UK, so we chatted a lot about shop.
It was about 11:20am by the time I got to the trail head at Mt Aspiring National Park
I first started a climb to The Rob Roy Glacier lookout. It was a tremendously beautiful 1.5 hour walk.
I then continued to Aspiring Hut along the valley floor, arriving at the hut at about 3:00pm.
The pictures say it all.
So with a 2-4 day good weather window I decided not to pass up some quality hiking around Mt Aspiring National Park. While I wait for a better forecast, I am not sure what is happening with the Te Araroa between Wanaka and Twizel, but the unknown is rather exciting.
Tomorrow I hope to walk ahead towards Liverpool Hut further along the valley to get some more views, then walk back to the trailhead at raspberry creek. Hopefully I can get a lift back from the carpark to town.
For now I get to enjoy this schweet piece of view.