A day or two in the Garvies

Fly to Invercargill, drive to Piano Flat and camp in the rain. Wake the next morning to a brilliant starry sky and no wind.

Garvie Mountains
Start up the track to Titan Rocks
Garvie Mountains
Snowshoes on above the bushline
Garvie Mountains
The ridge-line not too far above
Garvie Mountains
Illona on the ridge
Garvie Mountains
Taking a break near Titan Rocks
Garvie Mountains
Heading towards Boggy Saddle
Garvie Mountains
Looking towards the Umbrella Range
Garvie Mountains
Towards Titan Rocks
Garvie Mountains
Looking back at Titan Rocks

Drop down through the snow grass to Titan Hut. This private renovated musterers’ hut is cool – one of the few tramping huts that has carpet.

Next morning decide not to climb back to the ridge but instead take a more direct route back down to Piano Flat.

Garvie Mountains
Checking the direction to the spur back to the Waikaia River
Garvie Mountains
Starting down the spur
Garvie Mountains
Final view before heading into the bush and back down to Piano Flat

Drive to Peter’s house and check out the new spa pool. Meal in town and early to sleep ready for a 6:00 am flight back to Welly Monday morning to arrive in time for work.

A rather nice weekend actually.

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