Bulmer Lake by photos

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A trip in the Mt Owen area of Kahurangi National Park in search of an Owen Ice Cave.

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A frosty start to the trip at the Owen Valley Road
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Crossing the Owen River
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The Bulmer Bluffs
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Megan starting along the magic ledge through the bluffs
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Holger climbing a squeezy bit of the ledge
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Holger on a ropey bit of the ledge
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Lunch on the magic ledge
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The awkward step at the end of the ledge
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David and Tereza doing all the hard work hauling packs
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Michael starting up the step
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Past the awkward bit
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Camp in the bush beside the lake
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At Castle Basin next day on the way to the cave in wet and windy weather. We turned back here.
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One of the many caves – but none the one we were looking for.
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Next day was fine of course. Heading home via Sunrise Peak
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If you can’t go over… Graeme heads underground.
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Jade makes it through to the other side
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Easy grass ledges – when you can find them
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One of the many overhangs
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Easy travel over the once glaciated limestone
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On Sunrise Peak
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Along the ridge from Sunrise Peak
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Lunch stop by the Owen River. Just an hour more along the track to the end of a nice weekend – but we now have to go back again to find the cave we know is there somewhere.

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