Mt Owen – and some thoughts on trundling*

Tony and Sarah selfie with silly hats at Bulmer Lake on the way to Mt Owen

Mt Owen – and some thoughts on trundling* A 3 day hike to the summit of Mt Owen via Bulmer Lake in Kahurangi National Park. *Ref “The Art, History And Ethics Of Trundling” Below me, Tony jumped as a rock went whizzing past him at head height, missing him by a few inches. He looked up … Read more

A Karst Limestone Wonderland at Mount Owen

Trip route details: Sat: Courthouse Flat via Blue Creek track to our campsite just above Sanctuary Basin. Approx 5-6hrs. Lots of layers and good down sleeping bags required – it’s cold! Sun: Campsite to Mt Owen. Approx 2hrs. Mt Owen to Granity Pass Hut. Approx 2-3hrs. Follow the cairned track to avoid crevasses and slippery … Read more

Bulmer Lake by photos

Heading towards Sunrise Peak from Bulmer Lake

Bulmer Lake by photos A 3 day hiking loop trip into the Mt Owen area of Kahurangi National Park via Bulmer Lake in search of the Mt Owen Ice Cave. For another Mt Owen trip go to Mt Owen – and some thoughts on trundling*

Mt Owen Easter Weekend 2013

A dawn chorus of korimako wakes us long before the sun hits our shaded campsite at Courthouse Flat. The results of a successful predator trapping campaign soon become evident as we headed off into the eastern side of Kahurangi National Park. It’s like stepping back in time as korimako, piwakawaka, toutouwai, kereru and miromiro swoop … Read more