Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Mtns - Others

Bluff Knoll Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Great Southern, Stirling Ranges NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)600Route findingEasy
RouteBluff Knoll Trail
NotesA short and steep trail to a lofty viewpoint high above the surrounding plains.
Bluff Knoll and Bluff Knoll road, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah631

Ascent to Bluff Knoll, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah632

View to west from summit of Bluff Knoll, Bluff Knoll Trail (T), Stirling Ranges NP, Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia, 20-Mar-03, ah633

 
Cradle Mtn / Hanson's Peak / Marion's Lookout Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)700Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead
NotesProbably the best day walk in the vicinity of Cradle Mountain this route climbs up first high above Lake Dove, and then on across the plateau briefly before ascending Cradle Mountain. The ascent to Cradle Mountain will require some agility and scrambling skills and becomes more dangerous when rain makes the rocks slippery. Although short in distance the ascent and descent of Cradle Mountain is quite slow going.
Twisted Lakes, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah432

Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from saddle to N of Hanson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah434

Lake Hanson from saddle between Dove Lake and Lake Hanson, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah435

Emergency Shelter to N of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah436

Cradle Mtn towers from path between Hanson's Peak and Kitchen Hut, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah439

Along path to Kitchen Hut to W of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah442

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Cradle Mtn from start of summit track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah445

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

   
Lake Rodway / Benson's Peak / Lake Wilks Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail
NotesAnother excellent day walk encircling Cradle Mountain. The views of the back of Cradle Mountain on the path the Lake Rodway are spectacular.
Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from nr Dove Lake carpark, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah448

Artists' Pool and East side of Cradle Mtn from path to Lake Rodway, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah450

Waratah along track between Lake Rodway and Overland Track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah451

Barn Bluff from saddle to S of Benson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah454

Cradle Mtn through smoke haze from nr Dove Lake car park, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah456

   
Mt Anne Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Anne Summit Trail
NotesMt Anne is a fairly challenging day walk, with the final ascent to the summit requiring some scrambling skills. Panoramic views of Lake Pedder and South-West Tasmania are the rewards for this climb.
Judd's Charm Lake (L) and Lot's Wife (M) from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah554

Lake Pedder from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah555

Mt Anne summit (R) from ridge leading to Mt Eliza, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah556

 
Overland / Pine Valley Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)94 (+14 side trips)Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRonny Creek - Waterfall Valley (N1) - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains (N2) - Kia Ora Falls (N3) - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut (N4) - The Labyrinth - Pine Valley Hut (N5) - The Acropolis - Pine Valley Hut (N6) - Lake St Clair
NotesA justifiably popular world-renowned walk amongst the fortress-like mountains of Tasmania's central plateau. The path is now constructed to a very high standard meaning that dry feet are not an unlikely end result. Weather permitting, side trips to Cradle Mountain, Mt Ossa, The Labyrinth and The Acropolis are all very worthwhile, although Cradle Mountain does require some basic srambling skills. In season, good public transport provides routes to connect the ends of the track.
Start of Overland Track at Ronny's Creek, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah516

Barn Bluff (R), and Cradle Mtn (L) along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah517

Barn Bluff from western side of Cradle Mtn along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah518

Waterfall Valley campsite below Barn Bluff, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah521

Bronigan Falls, in Waterfall Valley nr Waterfall Valley Hut, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah522

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Barn Bluff from above Waterfall Valley, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah523

Barn Bluff above Lake Windermere, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah525

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

Mt Oakleigh from just S of Pine Forest Moor, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah527

Paddy's Nut (M), Mt Thetis (R) and Pandani from Frog Flats, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah528

Mt Oakleigh from nr Pelion Hut, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah529

Mt Hyperion (MR) from nr Pelion Gap, Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah532

Pin cushion plants along Mt Ossa summit path (nr Mt Dorris), with Mt Pelion East beyond, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah533

Mt Pelion East from nr summit of Mt Ossa, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah535

Pin cushion carpet and view to Du Cane Range from Mt Ossa summit, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah536

Mt Hyperion (MR) from slopes of Mt Pelion (E), Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah538

D'Alton Falls, nr Du Cane Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah543

Rainforest nr Pine Valley Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah545

Chimneys at summit of Acropolis, and NE Acropolis summit (L), The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah548

Descent from Acropolis and Acropolis chimneys, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah550

Boardwalk leading to the Acropolis, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah551

The Acropolis (R) and The Guardians/Mt Gould (L) above Lake St Clair, from Overland Track between Narcissus Hut and Echo Pt Hut, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah553

 
Western Arthurs - Lake Oberon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainMountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NP (Western Arthurs)CountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)30Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteJunction Creek - Lake Cygnus (N1) - Mt Hayes - Square Lake [Mt Orion side trip] - Lake Oberon - Lake Cygnus (N2) - Junction Creek
NotesAlthough a full traverse of the Western Arthurs is a difficult walk, it's relatively straighforward to reach the heart of the range along Morraine A. The mountains are wonderfully craggy with the path somehow managing to navigate through seemingly impossible slopes. The astronomically-named lakes amongst the peaks are serene and the views from peaks such as Mt Orion superb.
Western Arthurs leading to E and melaleuca flowers from Port Davey Track nr start of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah457

Mt Hesperus (M) from top of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah458

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah460

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah461

Lake Pluto (L), Lake Neptune (M) and Lake Triton (smaller) from Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah462

Procyon Peak (M) and Mt Sirius (R) from Southern spur off Mt Hayes, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah463

Mt Hayes from east (towards Procyon Peak), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah464

Procyon Peak pinnacle above Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah465

Red bell flower nr Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah466

Square Lake from path to Lake Oberon, Mt Hayes (Far L), Procyon Peak (M), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah467

Start of descent to Lake Oberon from saddle to Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah468

Federation Peak and Four Peaks from saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah470

Pandani and Mt Orion, with Lake Pedder beyond, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah473

Mt Hayes (L), Procyon Peak (M with people) and Mt Hesperus (R) from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah475

Western Arthurs range leading to Federation Peak from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah474

Square Lake (M), Lake Ceres (L) and Procyon Peak (R) from nr saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah476

Path leading to Mt Hayes (L) from saddle coming up from Lake Cygnus, with Mt Sirius (R), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah479

Path from Lake Cygnus to My Hayes (L), Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah480

Flower along path nr Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah481

Sundews on beach at Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah483

Lake Cygnus and mountains to east, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah482

Western Arthur Range from Red Knoll Lookout, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 18-Jan-03, ah484

  
Mount Sinai Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Mar
Region/PlaceSinaiCountryEgypt  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)635Route findingEasy
RouteSt Katherine's Village (1650), St Katherine's Monastery (1680), Gebel Musa (Mt Sinai) (2285), St Katherine's Village (1650)
NotesSteps are easier to climb than to make
View down Steps of Repentance to St Katherine’s Monsatery (4th Ct AD), Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E785

Steps of Repentance nr summit of Mt Sinai/Gebel Musa (2265m), Mt Sinai (S), Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E786

View to S across Sinai desert from Mt Sinai/Gebel Musa, Mount Sinai summit by Steps of Repentance (T), Sinai, Egypt, 1-Mar-99, E787

 
Mt Olympos Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainMountainsDateEarly Oct
Region/PlaceMacedoniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)2050Route findingEasy
RoutePrionia (1100), Spilios Agapitos Refuge (2100), Skala (2866), Mitikas (2917), Skala (2866), Spilios Agapitos Refuge (2100), Prionia (1100)
NotesA fine walk in stable weather conditions. A loop using the Luki Couloir is possible but likely to set off scree avalanches on walkers below.
Mitikas (R) from nr Spilios Agapitos refuge, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E353

Chasm leading to top of Luki couloir, nr Mitikas summit (2917m), Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E359

Descent from Mitikas summit, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E361

Needles of Mt Olympus and clouds in Mavrólongos Canyon, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E362

Kepler Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Heathland / Moorland, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteTe Anau - Control Gates - Mt Luxmore Hut (N1) - Iris Burn Hut (N2) - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge
NotesFrom beautiful Lake Te Anau, this track soon rises up above the forest to a long alpine section with fine views over the fiord-like lakes. Iris Burn Valley is a classic U-shaped valley, with scenery identical to that on the Milford Track. Although the walk also requires permits, I was able to pick up permits in summer a few days ahead.
Ferns and Beech Trees at start of Kepler Track nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Control Gates Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-01, B821

View across Dock Bay nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA962

Mt Luxmore (M) and Lake Te Anau from nr DOC office, Te Anau, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA961

Mossy forest floor and glittering Dock Bay from track between Dock Bay and Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA963

River mouth into Dock Bay on track to Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA964

Brod Bay and mountains to NW, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA965

Luxmore Hut and U-shaped valley of Mystery Burn (M) across South Fiord of Lake Te Anau, with Mt Owen (1769) (L) and Black Cone (1679) (R), Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA967

Rainbow over Lake Te Anau from Luxmore Hut, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA968

South Fiord of Lake Te Anau (L) and main Te Anau Lake (R) from track nr Luxmore Saddle, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA969

Track along ridge between Forest Burn and Hanging Vallet Shelters, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA972

Kea at Hanging Valley Shelter, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA973

Iris Burn Valley upstream from clearing below Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA974

Iris Burn just downstream of Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA975

TV Aerial plant (R) along track nr Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA977

Beach on Lake Manapouri from in front of Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA978

 
Milford Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainForest, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)53Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteGlade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut (N1) - Mintaro Hut (N2) - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut (N3) - Sandfly Point
NotesAnother classic walk through the deep U-shaped valleys typical of the region, with an alpine section high above the treeline. Permits are difficult to come by however, often requiring planning many months in advance. With often alternating days of fine and not so fine weather, make the most of the good days, walking ahead along the track if the next day's forecast is bad.
Drying waterproofs at Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B822

Mossy forest nr Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B824

Clinton River West Branch and Mt Fisher (L) and Castle Mtn (M), Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B826

Lake created by 1982 landslip and waterfall nr Hire Falls, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B828

1772 Peak from the Prairie nr Bus Stop Shelter, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B829

View E along Clinton Valley from nr St Quintin Falls viewpoint, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B830

Bridge on ascent to Mintaro Hut and Clinton Valley, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B831

Ferns and mossy forest nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B834

Ferns nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B833

Mt Hart (L) from Mintaro Lake, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B892

View of Green Valley and Lady of the Snows from Mackinnon Memorial, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B837

Mt Elliot (M) and Mt Wilmar (R) from Mackinnon Memorial, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B836

Sutherland Falls, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 25-Jan-01, B840

Mackay Falls, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B842

Cleddau River Gorge from Sandfly Point, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B844

 
Mueller Hut Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, GlaciersDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceCanterbury, Mt Cook NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Cook Village - Sealy Tarns - Mueller Hut - Village
NotesOne of the few places in New Zealand where's it easily possible to get a feeling of being high up in the mountains with glaciers tumbling down the mountainsides. Also classic views of Mt Cook. In a long day this walk can be combined with the more sedate walk to the end of the Hooker Glacier.
The Footstool (L) and Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B857

Huddleston Glacier from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B858

Mt Cook Buttercup, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B859

Mueller Hut and Mt Sefton, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B860

Aoraki / Mt Cook (L) and Hooker Glacier and Lake from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B862

The Footstool (L), Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B861

  
Rees-Dart Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainForest, Mountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)70Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMuddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut (N1) - Dart Hut (N2) - Daley's Flat Hut (N3) - Chinaman's Bluff
NotesWith scenery to match the more popular tracks such as the Milford and Routeburn Tracks, this walk takes you into the more remote mountains by way of the Rees and Dart River Valleys. The walk is varied, from wide river valleys to pristine beech forests and alpine heathland sections. The side-trip to the Dart Glacier passes through some very spectacular scenery.
Rees Valley from just beyond Muddy Creek, with Forbes Mountains, Muddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 25-Jan-04, SA1003

Sunset from Dart Hut campsite, with Mt Ian (2520) (MR), Shelter Rock Hut - Dart Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 26-Jan-04, SA1004

Path alongside Snowy Creek just upstream from Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1005

Tributary of Snowy Creek leading down towards Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1007

Low mountain scrub above Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1008

Mt Alpha (2280) (L) and Snowdrift Saddle (M) in Barrier Range, with Whitbourn River Valley from between Dart Hut and Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1009

Dart River Valley from upstream end of Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1010

Valley downstream and track through Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1013

Face in cliffs above Quinn's Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1014

Flat 1-2km downstream from Daley's Flat Hut, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1015

Dart Valley to north from between Daley's Flat Hut and Sandy Bluff, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1016

Dart River downstream of Sandy Bluff jetboat pickup point and Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1018

Brides Peak (2009) (M) and Albert Peak (2353) (MR further) from Dart River pools at end of Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1020

View north from flats at north end of Chinaman's Bluff, with Mt Chaos (1995) (L near) and Niobe Peak (2204) (M), Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1022

  
Routeburn Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, MountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRouteburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut (N1) - Harris Saddle - Conical Hill - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut (N2) - The Divide
NotesWonderful scenery, ranging from the beautiful Routeburn Flats to the balcony path above the tree-line from Harris Saddle across to Lake Howden. Lake MacKenzie is the jewel of this walk, and side trips to Conical Hill and Key Summit are also highlights. Although permits normally require some advance booking, Lake MacKenzie is fairly easlily accessible from The Divide on a day walk (for which a permit is not required). A fit walker could even complete the track in a long summer day, which again avoids the need for permits.
Ferns along Routeburn Track before Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B740

View E from Routeburn Flats, 'V' leads to Routeburn Gorge, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B744

Routeburn River North Branch and Mt Erebus (L) from nr Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B748

Panorama from Jan '94 landslip site, including Routeburn Flats and surrounding mtns (1), Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B751

Lake Harris from Harris Saddle, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B756

Mt Totoke and Routeburn Track leading from Lake Mackenzie to Harris Shelter, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B762

Tarns and Harris Saddle, with East Peak (ML), Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B757

Mt Tutoko (L) and Lake McKerrow leading to Martins Bay (M - far) from Conical Hill, Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B758

East Peak and Harris Shelter with clouds in Hollyford Valley, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B761

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B764

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B766

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

Ferms and Ribbonwoods in the Orchard along the Routeburn Track, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B770

Ferns along the Routeburn Track in the Orchard, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B771

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (R) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA986

  
Central Mountains Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, ArieiroCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)20Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro
NotesRating 9/10, Landscapes #19. Probably the single most spectacular walk in Madeira and one of the best day walks in the world. The path to the east of the tunnel route near Pico das Torres was somewhat eroded in a few sections in 2003, but still fine in dry weather.
Pico do Cidrão (1798) (NL) and Pico das Torres (1851) (R) from nr Pico do Arieiro (1818), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP171

Ninho da Manta (L) from S, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP173

Ribeira da Fajã da Nogueira from nr Ninho da Manta, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP174

Pico das Torres (1851) above lower path to E of main path with tunnels, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP177

Rock-cut table and benches and Pico das Torres (1851) from nr Pico do Cidrão (1798), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP178

Rock-cut steps leading to Ninho da Manta from nr Pico do Cidrão (1798), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP179

Pico do Cidrão (1798) (L) and Pico das Torres (1851) (FR) from Pico do Arieiro (1818), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP180

Ribeira Seca leading to Ponta de São Lourenço from between Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP175

Black Cullins Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceHighland, SkyeCountryScotland  
Dist (kms)22Height gain (m)940Route findingEasy
RouteSligachan, Fionn Choire, Bruach na Frithe (958), Sligachan
NotesAn easy route into the heart of the Black Cullins. The views from the top are likely to be zero or as far as Donegal.
Red Cullin hills (L) and Black Cullin hills (R) from Bruach na Frithe, Black Cuillins circuit (T), Cuillins, Skye, Highland, Scotland, 12-Jun-98, ER5

Black Cullin hills from Bruach na Frithe, Black Cuillins circuit (T), Cuillins, Skye, Highland, Scotland, 12-Jun-98, ER6

  
Cabaña Verónica / Vega de Liordes Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, KarstDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceCantabria, PN Picos de EuropaCountrySpain  
Dist (kms)22Height gain (m)880Route findingModerate
RouteMirador del Cable (1840), La Vueltona (1950), Cabaña Verónica (2325), Hdos Rojos (2344) (view to Naranjo de Bulnes), Jou de Lloroza (2010), Colladina de las Nieves (2230), Vega de Liordes (1960), Collado de Liordes (1960), Fuente Dé (1078)
NotesExcellent outing, careful navigation is required through the karst dells. Cable-car up to the start of the walk.
Jou de Cloroza (Lakes) and view to SW, Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1351

Picos de Santa Ana (M) (2596m) from La Vueltona (1960m), Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1352

View to S at Cabaña Verónica (2325m), Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1353

Cabaña Verónica with pass leading to Jou de los Bouches behind, Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1354

View from Horcajos Rojos (2344m) with Naranjo de Bulnes (R), Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1356

Pico Madejuno (2513m) from Colladina de las Nieves (2226m), Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1357

Vega (meadow) de Liordes (1960m) and Collada (pass) de Liordes, with Pico de la Padierna (L) (2319m), Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1358

Shadow of Pico de la Padierna near Fuente De on descent from Collada de Liordes, Cabaña Verónica and Vega de Liordes (T), Picos de Europa NP, Cantabria, Spain, 22-Jun-99, E1359

Naranjo de Bulnes view (from Sotres) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, KarstDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceAsturias, PN Picos de EuropaCountrySpain  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)1120Route findingEasy
RouteInvernales de Cabao (880), Majada de Canero (1150), Collado de Pandébano (1224), Majada la Terenosa (1220), Vega (meadow) Urriello (1950), Collado de Pandébano, Invernales de Cabao (880)
NotesA walk up though green pastures into the grey mountains with a view to the Narranjo de Bulnes.
Hamlet of Invernales de Cabao and valley to N towards Tielve, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1327

Pico Albo (2445m) and La Terenosa Refuge/Majada, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1331

Track leading towards Pico Alba (2445m) and La Terenosa Refuge/Majada, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1332

Naranjo de Bulnes (2519m) from path between La Terenosa and Vega Urriello, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1334

Sheep crossing/eating snow below Refuge at Vega (meadow) Urriello, and view to N over Asturias towards Bay of Biscay, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1335

Pico de Valdominguero (2265m) from below Majada (Pastoral hamlet) de Canero, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1337

Old Bridge at Invernales de Cabao and Cabeza Sonllano hills above Sotres, Naranjo de Bulnes circuit from Sotres (T), Picos de Europa NP, Asturias, Spain, 20-Jun-99, E1338

 
Vega de Ario Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateLate Jun
Region/PlacePicos de Europa, Asturias, PN Picos de EuropaCountrySpain  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)660Route findingEasy
RouteLago de Ercina (1100), Las Bobias (1200), El Tito pass - nr Vega Ario (1660), Lago de Ercina (1100)
NotesGood views across the Cares Canyon.
Clouds Rest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)21Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteTenaya Lake - Clouds Rest - Tenaya Lake
NotesProbably one of the best trails in the park outside of Yosemite Valley, to an excellent viewpoint into the Valley far below, and Half Dome sitting alone above the valley.
Tree along Clouds Rest Trail, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B121

Half Dome (L) and Yosemite Valley from Clouds Rest, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B124

View back to Tenaya Lake (L) from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B125

Mt Hoffmannn from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B126

Panorama Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteGlacier Point - Panorama Trail - Glacier Point
NotesOne of the best walks in Yosemite, with excellent views of Half Dome and the mountains from above the treeline. With transport arranged, it would be a satisfying circuit to carry on to the Vernal Falls at the upper end of Yosemite Valley.
Half Dome (L) and Liberty Cap (R) from Panorama Trail, nr Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 21-Oct-00, B150

Half Dome from Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B157

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B159

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B160

Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B162

Dead trees along Panorama Trail, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B164

Half Dome from Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B165

North Dome (L), Yosemite Valley, Half Dome (R) from Glacier Pt, Panorama Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 22-Oct-00, B166

Cliffs around Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B132

Vernal Falls, Yosemite NP, California, USA, 20-Oct-00, B135

  
Snowdon Horseshoe Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateMid Aug / Apr
Region/PlaceGwynedd, Snowdonia NPCountryWales  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy-Moderate
RoutePen-y-Pass (Youth Hostel) (359), Bwlch y Moch (589), Crib Goch (923), Crib y Ddysgi (1065), Snowdon (1085), Y Lliwedd (898), Cwm Dyli (440), Miners' Track, Pen-y-Pass (359)
NotesDescribed as the finest ridge walk in Europe, difficult to disagree with. Late Spring snow can make things especially scenic.
Quartzite vein on summit ridge of Crib Goch and view across Llanberos valley to Y Garn Mountain (ML), Snowdon Horseshoe (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-Aug-99, AA10

Crib Goch leading to Snowdon (MR), Snowdon Horseshoe (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-Aug-99, AA11

Snowdon train on final ascent to Snowdon (L), Snowdon Horseshoe (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-Aug-99, AA16

Crib Goch leading to Snowdon (M), Snowdon Horseshoe (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-Aug-99, AA12

Snowdon from summit of Crib Ddysgi, Snowdon Horseshoe (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 21-Aug-99, AA14

View from Miners' Track, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 13-Apr-98, WA15

Glaslyn lake from Miners' Track, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 13-Apr-98, WA17

Snowdon, Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 13-Apr-98, WA19

Tryfan and Glyders Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceGwynedd, Snowdonia NPCountryWales  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)1250Route findingEasy-Moderate
RouteIdwal Cottage (307), Llyn Ogwen (East end) (307), Tryfan (North Summit) (915), Bwlch Tryfan (720), Glyder Fach (994), Glyder Fawr (999), Llyn y Cwn (710), Y Garn (947), Idwal Cottage (307)
NotesA fine outing in Snowdonia over the crags of Tryfan to the rounded tops of the Glyders.
Quartzite and 'The Cannon' on North Ridge of Tryfan, with view beyond Llyn Idwal to summit of Y Garn (MR), Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA18

Llyn Bochlwyd (Australia) and Llyn Idwal (R) from North Ridge of Tryfan, Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA19

Tryfan from Bwlch Tryfan, Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA21

Cantilever Stand near summit of Glyder Fach, Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA23

View from Glyder Fach along Ogwen valley, with Bethseda and Anglesey beyond Conwy Bay, Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA24

Rock slabs near Glyder Fawr, Tryfan and Glyders (T), Snowdonia NP, Gwynedd, Wales, 22-Aug-99, AA26