North Egmont Mountain House 18 November, 2010
After a couple of
easy days it was time to do the climb to North Egmont.
The Visitor Centre there is at an altitude of 936 metres, or 3,071 feet.
A misty morning
meant no views of the mountain from the lovely
But the Lake still looked good.
As did the park.
Then it was time to start thinking about getting serious.
The road for the final 6km up through the forest is a lot steeper than it looks.
When the climbing gets tough, the tough get in to granny gear.
Cycling did not tire some folk enough, so they went walking.
took it a bit more seriously than the rest and went for a 5 hour stroll
up to the snowline.
Looking down to the Visitor Centre.
This shot high on
Taranaki shows that, quite often, the cloud that obscures it from the distance
is not actually on the mountain itself.
Back down at the Visitor Centre the mere mortals take shelter from the sun.
If you have never been here, put it on your Bucket List.
A final look before the lovely downhill ride back to the main road.
Leaving Egmont National Park.
who did not venture up the mountain discover Te Wera Wera.
Looks like it has just had a scrub.
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