Monday, January 9, 2017

New Zealand: The Milford Track

 Not too far into one of the toughest , certainly slowest, descents I've ever done. The 3.5 mile slog from Pass Hut to Quinton Lodge was a real challenge. 

In 1888 Quinton Mackinnon surveyed an overland route  to connect Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound. The 33.5 mile long track is now, and perhaps has always been, an iconic hike in New Zealand. Today it is an exceptionally well maintained and managed trail. While no doubt much tougher back in Mackinnon's day I'm confident those trekkers found as much to enjoy as we did. We hike the Milford Track over 3 nights. While you can do it as an independent walker we travelled in the care of Ultimate Hikes who did a splendid job. 

Enjoy the video. 

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