Thursday, January 10, 2013

there they are...


the mountains of the new zealand southern alps.

one day, this wheel attempted to navigate their slopes, precisely in this case, mt. aspiring national park, here beside the banks of the wilkin river, which only began to burst its banks after we had dice-eely crossed it mid-morning, only hours before the rains came down and down and down and down...

siberia hut was our destination that day and we made it right at the birth of a mountain thunderstorm around the late hour of ten pm or so. sun sets late here these daze...

these southern lands are blessed and no wonder their peaks got the spirit in the man who graces the 5 spot here, one sir edmund hillary.

many snaps were taken. many trails walked. many rain jackets soaked in rain and perspiration. but it was all just mighty fine for our minds. perhaps the main organ (is it an organ?) that needs the most cleansing on the regular...

much more from the backcountry to come...

love and health to all...